India Pale Ale is a style of ale noted for its alcoholic strength and bitterness. California IPA has a West Coast hop profile and character. The Columbus and Cascade hop combination provide an excellent flavor and aroma." Description and recipe by The Brewmeister homebrew store in Sacramento. shopbrewmeister.com I'm expecting a citrus flavored IPA because of the Cascade and Columbus hops. I took their recipe and added an extra pound of Pale 2-row, and .5 Lb DME for a higher ABV.