Phipps IPA 4.3%
Phipps IPA, brewed to an authentic 1930s recipe, is a golden beer relying solely on the pale ale malt in its grist for its colour. The classic blend of Goldings and Fuggles hops gives the characteristic English ale flavours to this full-bodied beer. The balance of bitterness and sweetness, allied to a smooth hoppy after-taste, creates a most drinkable pint and our flagship brew.
THE iconic Northamptonshire pint, brewed to suit the tastes and water of the county, it was originally a stronger India Pale Ale strength at 4.8%. Its reduction to 4.3% during the First World War opened up the beer to a wider audience. The ale was taken to the hearts of the county’s shoe workers as its hoppy flavour and bitterness cut through the tannin rich leather aroma that cordwainers spent their working days inhaling.