India pale ale
Pale ale is a type of beer that is brewed with mostly pale malts for a more equal malt-to-hop ratio. “IPA” stands for India Pale Ale, a hoppy style of beer within the pale ale category. Double IPAs, also called Imperial IPAs, are a much hoppier style of IPAs with alcohol content above 7.5 percent by volume.
American Pale Ale has a soft, palatable and not-so-bitter taste, with an ABV between 5 and 6 percent. India Pale Ale has a stronger, hoppier taste with an ABV between 6 and 10 percent. The organization groups Double IPAs, which are brewed with more hops than typical IPAs, with Strong American Ales.