English India Pale Ale (IPA)


A strong English ale with liberal amounts of floral hops.

Vital Statistics

O.G. 1.050 – 1.075
F.G. 1.010 – 1.018
ABV 5.0 – 7.5 %
IBU 40 – 60
SRM 8 – 14
Volumes CO2 1.5 – 2.0

Statistics from [1] and [2]

Related Styles

English IPA is the model for all English pale ales and bitters. American IPA is an homage to traditional English IPAs that uses American hops and ingredients.

Brewing English IPA

Grains/Adjuncts English pale malt provides a base. Crystal malts may provide some color and malt interest. Sometimes includes non-malt adjuncts like sucrose.

Hops English hop varieties generously added throughout the boil. Dry-hopping is common.

Yeast English ale strains with a fruity/estery profile or a minerally/sulfur profile.

Water High sulfate content with low carbonate content.


  1. ^ Beer Judge Certification Program style guide 14a http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style14.php#1a
  2. ^ Hibbard, Mark. "A Primer on Priming." 1995. http://hbd.org/brewery/library/YPrimerMH.html