IPA is a clear glass with a defined form intended for hops beers like India Pale Ale. The pointy bottom of the glass activates tastes and nuances when it is served, whilst at the same time the defined bowl will keep the aromas locked in. IPA is often over-fermented with a lot of hops and often high alcohol content. IPA originated in England and the preservative properties of hops was well suited for beer which were to be transported to the colonies.
Modern IPA is characterised as being fresh and pungent with fruity aromas. The glass has a distinct stem that allows you to vary the grip and warm the beer with your hand if it's too cold. The glass mouth allows you to enjoy the distinct aromas as you drink. The glass is also suitable for beers such as pale ale, Saison and sour beer.
IPA's complex character makes it suitable to be enjoyed alone or with matching flavours such as traditional Norwegian Christmas food. The recommended temperature is 6-10 degrees.