Indian Pale Ale (IPA) is a hoppier version of Pale Ale typically at 4.5% – 6% ABV. Originally brewed in England with extra hops to prolong the beer’s shelf life and survive the journey to British troops stationed in India.
It is the hops that create the distinction over Pale Ales and so you do get a diference between American IPA and British IPA or even at a local regional level. IPAs are usually a drinker’s safe introduction to the world of craft beers.
Check out the breweries below that offer IPAs in Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom