Saturday June 6, 2020

Pint of view: Grand Stretch IPA

Grand Stretch IPA. Price: €2.40. Available: selected off-licences

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

21st June, 2015

For its latest challenge, 8 Degrees in Mitchelstown has taken on the arduous task of delivering India pale ale (IPA) flavour at session alcohol by volume (ABV).

Grand Stretch is a 4.2 per cent beer, which immediately sounds alarm bells ringing. Session IPAs are increasingly common from US breweries, but they usually serve as a halfway house between pale ales and true IPAs.

Hitting 5.5 per cent is seen as the base level to deliver a proper...

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