A traditional India Pale Ale. A style originally brewed before refrigeration and pasteurization using large amounts of hops (a natural preservative) which could be shipped in the holds of ships to British Army garrisons around the Empire.
It is a very complex beer, balancing malt, alcohol and citric hops wonderfully. It is named after Admiral Rodney’s flagship the HMS Formidable, which sailed from St. Lucia to defeat the French Armada at the battle of The Saints.
Glassware: Bowl shaped stemware glasses, such as a goblet or chalice glass.