No slouch in the glass, Manzanita’s India Pale Ale (IPA) is brewmaster Garry Pitman’s delicious interpretation of this popular West Coast beer style. IPAs have a lot of hoppy flavor because when that style of beer was created, it was being shipped from England to India around Africa’s southern cape, and needed lots of hops because hops are a natural preservative. The Manzanita IPA is hoppy itself, with a ruby color and citrus and piney nose (a result of dry-hopping), and it drinks with a roasted, sweet malt character. It sips well with spicy foods, Thai and Indian dishes and chicken. It’s also makes a great marinade base.