I don't know about you, but for years I thought Keith's was a true IPA...I mean it was pale, it was an ale, and I assumed that it came from India somehow.
Then when I moved to the distillery and started hanging out at the new Mill Street brew pub, my perception of an IPA changed. Their was stronger, more rich and more bitter - I hadn't year discovered American IPAs yet, and I'm kind of glad, because I may have been turned off...I mentioned this in the Lake of Bays, thread, but I still have a soft spot for darker English IPAs.
Anyway, I guess my question is, what was your first "non-Keith's" IPA that turned your head and made you say, "THIS is an IPA???"
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