What Does IPA Stand For?
IPA (Indian Pale Ale) is an acronym which stands for the style of the beer. The name originates from the fact that British sailors during colonial times brewed beer using lots of hops as this allowed it to survive long journeys without going off.
How Many Calories Are There in a Pint of IPA?
The amount of calories in a pint of IPA all depends on how it is manufactured and the ingredients used. On average, a pint of IPA has 248 calories, but Skinny IPA, for example, has 149 calories - fewer than other IPAs, such as BrewDog Punk IPA and Goose Island IPA.
Is IPA Gluten Free?
Most IPAs contain gluten as the brewing process involves using barley grains (a gluten). Skinny IPA is carefully crafted using barley to ensure it contains the full flavour you would expect from an IPA, however the gluten is removed during the process to ensure that Skinny IPA is certified gluten free.
What is The Difference Between IPA Beer and Regular Beer?
The biggest difference between IPA beer and regular beer is that IPAs are typically more hopped and have a higher Bitterness (IBU) rating. Hops are the shaped flower on the Humulus lupulus plant and are the source of the flavour and bitterness in a beer. That's why IPAs are often described as more bitter than a regular beer due to the extra hop content.