There’s a foamy meniscus in an imperial pint that divides bitters from pale ales.
Terry Foster, AHA style book author, points to the dissipation of that line during the more than 300 year evolution of the drink. The comparison of bitter vs. pale is often owed to little more than which side of the Atlantic a brewer calls home. Though, at times of fluctuating commercial popularity, the pale style stands with solid body, head & hopping; never adulterated with spiking agents like porter, nor degraded with adjuncts as Pilsener in America. Read more