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American Pale Ale (APA)

Of British origin, this style is now popular worldwide and the use of local ingredients, or imported, produces variances in character from region to region. Generally, expect a good balance of malt and hops. Fruity esters and diacetyl can vary from none to moderate, and bitterness can range from lightly floral to pungent.

American versions tend to be cleaner and hoppier, while British tend to be more malty, buttery, aromatic and balanced.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.604.049,32992
Zombie DustThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.204.617,31090
Dale's Pale AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.503.895,95482
Alpha KingThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.664.265,27893
Mirror Pond Pale AleDeschutes Brewery5.003.92,97497
Great Lakes Burning River Pale AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.003.962,76293
Daisy Cutter Pale AleHalf Acre Beer Company5.204.182,59894
Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale AleSweetWater Brewing Company5.403.642,54081
Stone Pale AleStone Brewing Co.5.403.852,51689
Founders Pale AleFounders Brewing Company5.403.682,376-
MOMaine Beer Company6.004.292,280100
Doggie Style Classic Pale AleFlying Dog Brewery5.503.632,22585
Headwaters Pale AleVictory Brewing Company5.103.922,18290
Pride & Joy Mild AleThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub5.003.882,08680
Peeper AleMaine Beer Company5.504.112,05394
PseudoSueToppling Goliath Brewing Company5.804.591,981-
Moon ManNew Glarus Brewing Company5.004.131,95590
Red Chair NWPADeschutes Brewery6.204.11,91297
Fire Rock Pale AleKona Brewing Co.6.003.621,87590
Hazed & InfusedBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.003.651,86979
EdwardHill Farmstead Brewery5.204.441,78095
Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Beer Company5.303.791,60882
New Dogtown Pale AleLagunitas Brewing Company6.203.951,497-
Pale 31Firestone Walker Brewing Co.4.803.841,46885
Phin & Matt's Extraordinary AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.703.531,42980
Fresh Hop Pale AleGreat Divide Brewing Company6.104.081,41894
Tröegs Pale AleTröegs Brewing Company5.403.791,364-
Chico King: Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.503.611,319-
Smuttynose Shoals Pale AleSmuttynose Brewing Company5.603.831,30292
Bitter American21st Amendment Brewery4.403.851,18589
Bell's Pale AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.203.411,16664
LiveSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.503.891,163-
DigNew Belgium Brewing5.603.581,05781
Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)Deschutes Brewery5.904.151,03099
Row 2/Hill 56Russian River Brewing Company5.804.28959-
Drifter Pale AleWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.703.7594089
Pale AleBoulevard Brewing Co.5.403.6904-
Invasion Pale AleCigar City Brewing5.003.92854-
StrangerLeft Hand Brewing Company5.003.46848-
St. LupulinOdell Brewing Company6.504.08840-
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale AleTallgrass Brewing Company5.203.78834-
Space Station: Middle FingerThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub6.004.22819-
Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale AleThe Schlafly Tap Room5.903.7781680
Philadelphia Pale AleYards Brewing Co.4.303.69811-
HopaliciousAle Asylum5.703.9580880
AleSmith XAleSmith Brewing Company5.003.9380093
Lord Chesterfield AleYuengling Brewery5.402.9377458
Porkslap Pale AleButternuts Beer & Ale4.303.19773-
Shelter Pale AleDogfish Head Brewery5.003.3874580
Hoppy BirthdayAlpine Beer Company5.254.52741-
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