Keeping the British troops supplied with fresh beer out in the British East Indies proved to be a problem during the 19th Century. The lengthy journey by sailing ship caused the beers to spoil and a special brew therefore had to be supplied – India Pale Ale. This was brewed to a high alcoholic strength to keep bacteria at bay during the voyage. Recreate India Pale Ale, brewed to the Troops Tipple at approximately 1041° strength or the Higher Ranks Reserve version in its higher strength form.
American ale yeast producing well balanced beers with low diacetyl and a very clean, crisp end palate. Forms a firm foam head and presents a very good ability to stay in suspension during fermentation.
Final Gravity: low to medium
Temperature Range: 15-24ºC
Dosage: 11.5 g in 20 to 30 L