IPA: Not Your Father's Beer

IPA Defined


India Pale Ale Beer known as IPA, derives its name from very practical origins. British troops required beer for the long journey to India during the 18th century. Additional hops and alcohol were added since they act as a preservative. Today, most IPA beers are brewed in America. They continue the British tradition of the delicious hoppy flavor and high alcohol content for which they are known.


Quintin Joseph's Top IPA Beers


These are widely available across the country.
Give them a try and let us know what you think.


Lagunitas IPA

Petaluma, CA

ABV: 6.2%

Description: Flavor-filled and hoppy.
Made with 43 different hops and 65 different malts.


Green Flash West Coast IPA

San Diego, CA

ABV: 7.3%

Description: Pleasant bitterness. Citrus & caramel flavors.



Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA

Healdsburg, CA

ABV: 7.5%

Description: Hoppy, golden color, full-bodied.


Lagunitas Maximus IPA

Petaluma, CA

ABV: 8.2%

Description: Double IPA, amber, citrus & malt flavors.