Thank you to the Crystal City Wine Shop for helping me obtain this beer. They don’t pay me to say that, and the store is the best craft beer provider in my neighborhood.
The India Pale Ale style is one storied in both British and modern American history. The IPA was born during the rise of Great Britain in the eighteenth century. As the British loved their pale ale, they wanted to drink it in the sweltering heats of India, then under the management of the East India Trading Company.
The journey to India by sea, however, took months. The ale sometimes went stale during the trips. Thus, some breweries, such as Bass, began fermenting their beers longer to remove all sugars, while also heavily “hopping” their beers.