Definitions for "India pale ale"
Keywords:  hop, troops, brew, ale, beer
A premium pale ale. The name comes from the days when the British shipped beer to the Indian empire. Beers were well-hopped to withstand travel.
was originally an ale brewed in England for British troops stationed in India during the 1700s. It was brewed very strong to survive a voyage that could last as long as six months and was highly hopped to help preserve it.
a British ale made strong and with high hop character designed for transport to troops in India.