A unique IPA that blends bitterness with a balanced honey aftertaste. Fuggles is more commonly used as an aroma hop, but it can
also add a gentle bitterness.
Before IPA there was October Ale, the main seller of which was Hodgson’s brewery. A pale ale that was heavily hopped but most importantly it normally took years to age. However, rocking about at sea in the ship’s hold with high temperatures the ale matured at a hugely accelerated rate. So when it arrived in India it was just right, the same applied to IPA. Hodgson’s was not able to keep a grip on the trade though, it was various breweries in Burton that took hold of the market and this is where IPA started to be seen.
Captain’s IPA should come out about 5.5%, don’t worry if yours is slightly different so long as it tastes good.
Supplied with kit
1 Large Grain Muslin bag.
2 Sterillising Tablets
Required (not supplied)
Pot of a minimum 6 litres volume
8 500ml bottles