Red ale covers a very broad spectrum of styles, with everything from IPA-like beers, to Belgian Ambers, to Flemish reds. Its origins are in the lightly hopped pale beers from Ireland, which are given a little colour and caramel flavour from the addition of roasted malts. It’s origins lie in Irish red ales that are slightly sweet but given an earthy and spicy edge by the use of British hops. Typically, the Americans took that style and used their own very citrusy hops to create a malty IPA-like red ale that is a fast growing style all over the world.
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