Irish pint glasses are average height and diameter. Beers with nitrogen conditioning are often served in an Irish Imperial Pint. Nitrogen conditioned beers have great head creation and retention, so the mouth does not need to flare out to sustain them. Instead, the mouth of the Irish Imperial curves in to concentrate the aroma.
Irish pint glasses have similar curves to wheat glasses. Irish pint glasses have similar size to conical and pint glasses.
16 fluid oz (475 mL)
Soda Lime Glass
Average diameter, sloping inward
inward slope concentrates aroma
average diameter supports moderate drinking
inward slope allows stacking washed glasses
Average diameter, average height, S-curve shape
S-curve shape creates a pretty color gradient - lighter at the bottom and darker at the top
S-curve shape makes the glass easy and comfortable to hold onto
average height keeps beer somewhat cold
Average diameter, thick glass bottom
average diameter provides some stability
thick glass reduces heat transfer from table
thick glass lowers center of gravity for stability
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