Complete IPA

The Guide to Your Favorite Craft Beer

Sterling Epicure, 2016

Everybody’s drinking IPAs! Josh Bernstein, author of the critically acclaimed The Complete Beer Course, tells you everything you need to know about your favorite brew. 
India Pale Ales have captured the hearts and taste buds of beer lovers like no other brew, and brewmasters are using it to unlock new dimensions of flavor, turning IPAs into the top-selling craft beer style. But not all beers are created equal. Beer expert Josh Bernstein takes you on a tangy tour of the world’s finest IPAs, from easy-drinking session ales to bitter brews gone wild. Complete IPA showcases the best choices in each category, profiles the brewers who helped innovate the sub-categories, and highlights emerging IPA styles and the most exceptional breweries making them right now. With this definitive guide, you’ll be drinking the best beers and cutting-edge brews in no time.

It might be the best craft-beer book of 2013. But it is also, more important, both the product of a beer-centric age and a solution to its challenges—and, if we’re lucky, an indication that beer writing is evolving to suit the needs of a broader audience.
— Washington Post
*Structured as a 12-part course spanning the world of beers, this tome is terrifically comprehensive. Brooklyn-based beer expert and journalist Bernstein . . . shares his immense appreciation for a remarkable variety of beers. The result is appealingly chatty writing that . . . is also encyclopedic in nature. Readers may be familiar with common styles such as ales and lagers but are likely to emerge keen to seek out less well-known tipples such as milk stout or gose (a salty, German style). The chapters are balanced between a focus on more typical representations of styles and niche varieties, and Bernstein suggests many favorites for the reader to taste while reading. Spotlights on particular breweries and beers and lavish illustrations make this book as enjoyable to flip through randomly as to read from start to finish. Verdict: a wide-ranging volume that is sure to appeal to beer enthusiasts and casual consumers alike.
— Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)
. . . covers a variety of beer-related topics, including a nice breakdown on specific hops, terms glossary, a list of brew weeks by state and more.
— Cleveland Plain Dealer