India Pale Ale was the solution to providing drinkable beer to the British troops in India, during the Raj era. The usual pub beers could not withstand the journey, but high alcohol content and massive hop levels preserved the beer during the voyage through the tropics. During this time the beer mellowed and, in those pre-stainless-steel days, the oak flavours from the casks would have imparted extra character into the beer.
The name of each Peak Brewery beer is inspired by a geographical feature of the area of the area in which it is a classic style. In this case, Monkey Point, the main hill in Kasauli, location of the first brewery in India, which effectively brought and end to the IPA style.