A delightful variety of beer, characterized by a distinct hoppiness and generally high alcohol content. The origins of IPA are from back when England had colonized India; the pale ales they were sending to the colonists in India often could not make the long journey and would arrive undrinkable. By adding a large amount of hops and increasing the alcohol content, the beer was able to survive the journey. AND IT'S DELICIOUS...nomnomnom
"Hey, while you're up, wanna grab me a beer?"
"Sure, what kind?"
"India Pale Ale! What are you, stupid?"