The English IPA was the original IPA, highly hopped and casked, ostensibly to survive the long overseas journeys to English colonies, but also less alcoholic than its American counterpart due to the taxation regime in England. Our English IPA is as authentic as they come, brewed with traditionally floor-malted pale English malts, hopped with herbal, woody English hops, and fermented with an dry English yeast strain. And to show you how committed we are to historical accuracy, not only do we age this beer on lightly toasted oak to give the impression it had just been rolled off the boat for you, we even use water that has had its mineral content adjusted to match that of the famous water of Burton-on-Trent, the home of the IPA.
We named our English IPA after the Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), an animal which needs no introduction. Magnificently crested, this enormous avian has been declared the national bird of the Philippines. Primarily due to massive deforestation, the Eagle is critically endangered in most of its range. As with all our Humulus-Lapu-Lapulus beers, 10% of all proceeds from these beers will go to programmatic efforts by a wildlife conservation organization dedicated to protecting the Philippine Eagle and other Cebuano natural treasures.