see beer snob
"yeah I like Sam Adams deal with it"
"I'm ginna drink my 7% ABV india pale ale that is brewed in Vermont and boasts an entire Forrest of hops in it"
The creation of India Pale Ale during the 18th century was the result of tremendous, efforts by British brewers to overcome a difficult problem: shipping to the British colony of India resulted in the arrival of flat, sour beer. Before refrigeration and pasteurization, the brewer's only weapons against spoilage were alcohol and hops. Alcohol and hops provide an unfriendly environment for microbes, preventing the growth of the bacteria that cause sourness. Therefore, high alcohol content and high hopping rates could protect beer from the souring associated with long storage times.
"Sure, what kind?"
"India Pale Ale! What are you, stupid?"