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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.5.604.0310,06491
Zombie Dust3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.204.618,29490
Dale's Pale AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.503.896,46481
Alpha King3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.664.265,66393
Mirror Pond Pale AleDeschutes Brewery5.003.93,23196
Great Lakes Burning River Pale AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.003.952,93793
Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale AleSweetWater Brewing Company5.403.632,90980
Daisy Cutter Pale AleHalf Acre Beer Company5.204.172,87394
Stone Pale AleStone Brewing Co.5.403.852,62288
PseudoSueToppling Goliath Brewing Company5.804.592,557-
Founders Pale AleFounders Brewing Company5.403.682,550-
MOMaine Beer Company6.004.292,530100
Headwaters Pale AleVictory Brewing Company5.103.922,32090
Doggie Style Classic Pale AleFlying Dog Brewery5.503.632,27585
Peeper AleMaine Beer Company5.504.112,27094
Red Chair NWPADeschutes Brewery6.204.12,24996
Pride & Joy Mild Ale3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.003.882,16080
Moon ManNew Glarus Brewing Company5.004.132,15790
Fire Rock Pale AleKona Brewing Co.6.003.622,05290
EdwardHill Farmstead Brewery5.204.442,02595
Hazed & InfusedBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.003.651,95179
Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Beer Company5.303.781,69681
New Dogtown Pale AleLagunitas Brewing Company6.203.951,654-
Pale 31Firestone Walker Brewing Co.4.903.841,62885
Fresh Hop Pale AleGreat Divide Brewing Company6.104.081,46291
Phin & Matt's Extraordinary AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.703.531,44979
Tröegs Pale AleTröegs Brewing Company5.403.781,447-
Chico King: Pale Ale (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.503.621,391-
Smuttynose Shoals Pale AleSmuttynose Brewing Company5.603.821,36791
LiveSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.503.91,26783
Hoppy BirthdayAlpine Beer Company5.254.451,226-
Bell's Pale AleBell's Brewery, Inc.5.203.411,18264
Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)Deschutes Brewery5.904.141,13298
Space Station: Middle Finger3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.004.211,120-
Invasion Pale AleCigar City Brewing5.003.921,106-
Row 2/Hill 56Russian River Brewing Company5.804.281,071-
DigNew Belgium Brewing5.603.581,06582
Boat BeerCarton Brewing Company4.204.08975-
Ten Hills Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.6.203.62961-
Pale AleBoulevard Brewing Co.5.403.6952-
Drifter Pale AleWidmer Brothers Brewing Company5.703.7494989
YumYum3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.504.01944-
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale AleTallgrass Brewing Company5.203.78936-
Schlafly Dry-Hopped American Pale AleThe Schlafly Tap Room5.903.7690580
StrangerLeft Hand Brewing Company5.003.46896-
312 Urban Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.403.32893-
Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.604.4689092
HopaliciousAle Asylum5.703.9389080
Shiner Wild Hare Pale AleSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner5.503.3488380
St. LupulinOdell Brewing Company6.504.07879-
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