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YPA, Yourbeer Pale Ale!

WROTE BY Marco Zambelli ON 13 March 2014 ON NEWS

We’re already in the mid of the month of March, spring seems to be coming yet, and in Yourbeer we’re experimenting recipes for our New YOURBEER 2.0: new ingredients and hops, still striving to decide between a IPA style or a WEIZER.
But while we’re at it, and that the wort is getting ready for fermentation, let’s see what characterizes an IPA beer.

Yourbeer 2.0 in preparazione, IPA style

Yourbeer 2.0 in preparazione, IPA style

IPA beers are included in the great family style of ALE beers, brewed with high fermentation process. IPA stands for India Pale Ale: these are indeed english style beers, originally intended for colonial export, so that britain brewers increased alcoholic content and hops quantity, which due to its medicinal and antibacterial conservative properties allowed beer to sustain long ship transport times and high temperatures in ship storage spaces, along the way to indian colonies.

IPA beers are then typically highly hopped, with a stronger alcoholic content, intense flavor, heavier body e lower sparkling. The employ of caramel and toasted malts, typical in english style beers, gives IPA beer a herbal and fruity aroma, with cocoa notes standing out, with a sweet and firm bitterness. The color is amber yellow, the foam compact and on average lasting, while the alcoholic content is about 5,8°.

Luppolatura sostenuta per la birra IPA, sullo stile inglese

Luppolatura sostenuta per la birra IPA, sullo stile inglese

Among the several variations brewed today in the world, there are APA beers, American Pale Ale, with further hopped notes and a dry ending, and the Imperial IPA, or Double IPA, with a higher alcoholic content between 9 and 9,5°.

And if you agree with us, we would like to give a personal shade to our Yourbeer IPA version… and let’s call it YPA, Yourbeer Pale Ale! Enjoy!