There’s tension at the heart of an oaked India pale lager.
The hops that make an India-anything work are better when fresh, which
is why the labels of top-notch IPAs like Russian River’s Pli
To answer your first question: Yes, this
is beer with milk in it. Sort of, anyway. Milk stouts are made by adding
lactose, the sugar in cow’s milk, to a base of dark, chocolaty malts.