India Pale Ale

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Most India Pale Ale (or IPA as it is more commonly known) available in the UK ia a pale imitation of its progenitors with its ABV being much lower than the originals. In fact many beers called IPA in the UK are indistinguishable from ordinary session bitters, for example Greene King IPA and Charles Wells Eagle IPA and Wadworth Henry IPA. Among the traditional examples still brewed are Meantime Brewery IPA, Young's Special London Ale, Dark Star IPA, Marstons Old Empire and Freeminer Trafalgar IPA. But even the ABV of these (between 5 and 6.5%) is significantly lower than that of the original 18th Century beers.