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Is Pale Ale Passe ?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by KStark, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. JulianC

    JulianC Savant (425) Illinois Mar 9, 2012 Verified

    From my untappd page:

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      Zombie Dust Three Floyds Brewing Company American Pale Ale
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      Moon Man New Glarus Brewing Company American Pale Ale
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      Pale Ale Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. American Pale Ale
  2. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (690) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Right now american pales are my favorite style. They span a huge range from dry and bitter to malty and sweet and everything in between. Nothing passe about them at all.
  3. The Pale Ale passe through my kidneys.

    Could not resist.
    JackHorzempa likes this.
  4. Blanco

    Blanco Advocate (545) Pennsylvania Oct 11, 2008 Verified

    So judging by the overwhelmingly positive responses to this thread, is it safe to say that pale ales are NOT passe?
  5. Definitely wouldn't call them passe of yet, and they'll always be around in significant amounts, but there is a trend toward hoppier APAs (the most acclaimed of which is Zombie Dust, which drinks like a bonafide IPA) and I feel the line between APA and IPA is getting a little blurred.