Ballantine India Pale Ale
With a deep golden to amber color, Ballantine India Pale Ale is delightful to behold after a lively pour in its characteristic “tulip” pint glass, with a strong foamy head. At 7.2% ABV and with 70 IBUs of bitterness, this refreshing brew is unique among IPAs in that it has been both dry hopped as well as includes hop oils imported directly from the United Kingdom in order to capture the balanced but defined hop flavor of Peter Ballantine’s original brew. Originally aged for over a year in oak barrels, our innovative proprietary brewing method ensures that every drop of Ballantine IPA comes in contact with American oak.
First introduced in America in the late 1800s, Ballantine IPA was a beer for connoisseurs. It has been credited as an inspirational influence for the present day craft beer revolution in America. Handcrafted by our master brewers, this delightfully hoppy brew resurrects its deep heritage and storied past to embody an IPA worthy of the original Ballantine name. For well over a century, the interlocking Borromean Rings showcased on our label have come to signify Purity, Body, and Flavor, just like the delicious Ballantine India Pale Ale inside. We hope you enjoy it.
Ballantine India Pale Ale
More about Ballantine Ale
One of the most historic breweries in America, Ballantine Brewing Company was founded in 1840 in Newark, New Jersey.
For well over a century, Ballantine has been known for its iconic logo of three interlocking Borromean rings, signifying Purity, Body, and Flavor. According to legend, Peter Ballantine was inspired to use the symbol when he noticed the overlapping condensation rings left by beer glasses on a table.
For much of the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s, Ballantine was a primary sponsor of the New York Yankees, with team announcers designating Yankee home runs as “Ballantine Blasts.” In more recent years, Ballantine has been mentioned by hip-hop artists including the Beastie Boys and GZA.
In 2014, Pabst relaunched the 136-year old Ballantine India Pale Ale. First brewed in America in 1878, Ballantine IPA was a beer for connoisseurs. It has been credited as an inspirational influence for the present day American craft beer revolution. Handcrafted by Pabst’s master brewers, this delightfully hoppy brew resurrects its deep heritage and storied past to embody an IPA worthy of the original Ballantine name.
Ballantine XXX Ale also still proudly displays its three interlocking rings and can be found throughout the Northeast.