India Pale Ale is a style seeing a massive resurgence, and this example of it follows loosely the 150 year old style that is IPA. At 5.5% it is strong, initially dry and bitter, full flavoured with complex grapefruit and marmalade notes to follow.
IPA started life in the mid-1800’s when the great British Brewers of Burton-upon-Trent found their water was better for pale ales and bringing out pleasant hoppy flavours. Hops were, and still are, used in abundance in IPAs due to their preservative qualities for taking beer on long trips to, you guessed it, India. Expedition IPA is named after one of the many ships from the East India Trading Company who would have been shipping IPA in the mid-1800s. Expedition IPA uses both high-alpha British and American hops making it a hybrid of traditional and modern IPA; traditional hopping techniques and big flavour new world hops. Seen in pubs in and around Hampshire in Cask, Keg and Bottle - fined with Vegan friendly finings and deceivingly drinkable despite its strength.