HOME > Chowhound > Beer >

Discussion

Why not IPA served with Indian Food?

There is so much interest in India Pale Ale (IPA) so why have I never seen it featured with Indian food? Actually, I think it would be a pretty good match, much better than those (usually) lousy lager beers from India.

What do you think?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. this place has been in Omaha for a long time

    http://jaipurbrewhouse.com/

    1. The better Indian restauarnts in London have been serving IPAs and other ales for some years now. One Dishoom even has it's own IPA, brewed by a London micro brewery.

      1. Wheat beers are actually a much better pairing for the cuisine.

        1. Hoppy beer and spicy food is a lousy pairing, IMO. Lager works pretty well, I think.

          1 Reply
          1. re: Josh

            I agree...a good lager works very well with Indian food.
            I also like a good Special Bitter (like Fuller's) with such a meal. I recently brought a few bottles of Yuengling Lord Chesterfield Ale to an Indian resaurant and that paired quite nicly as well.

          2. Sour beer, too, actually works.