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Looking for Pale Ale suggestions.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Jacurdy60, Feb 12, 2013.


    COWHAWK Aficionado (150) Iowa Jan 29, 2013 Beer Trader

    new belgium dig
    toppling goliath pseudo sue
    bells midwestern pale ale
    3fff zombie dust
  2. AshleyK

    AshleyK Aficionado (145) Illinois Jun 14, 2012

    Great Lakes Burning River is the perfect place to start! It was my first pale ale and remains to this day as one of my favorites. Plus, you can get it almost anywhere. You can read about it here...Burning River Pale Ale
  3. Jadjunk

    Jadjunk Savant (400) Georgia Dec 6, 2009

    Really enjoyed New Belgium's Dig Pale Ale & recommend. and if all else fails, Sierra Nevada is a delicious pale ale as well. I've found some of my favorites by just blindly trying singles from bottle shops that have those policies, perhaps that would be a great way to cater to your individual tastes, since we all experience things a little differently.
  4. yes^^^ mirror pond pale ale is awesome. get some
  5. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Maine Beer Co. Mo
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  6. HF Edward is ridiculously good.

    Maine Mo and Dales Pale are great examples of the style
  7. A bit hoppy but goes down well and may change your opinion of what you should expect in a hoppy beer, Nugget Nectar by Troegg's just came out, (seasonal), from Hershey PA.
  8. ao125

    ao125 Savant (335) Virginia Dec 1, 2010

    DC Brau - The Public. Hands down my go-to beer for when I need a beer.
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  9. premierpro

    premierpro Savant (385) Michigan Mar 21, 2009 Subscriber

    I am also a fan of Burning River along with Great Lakes Brewing Company. Arcadia has a solid line up that does not get alot of love on this site. Take care.
  10. Wow, lots of SN knockoffs and ipa wannabe's mentioned - typical of all the copycat craftbrewers out there today.

    Most unique pale ale made in the US today is Widmer Drifter imo - solid everytime I have bought it since its not as susceptible to oxidation as quickly as many of the SN kockoff's are.
  11. Southern Tier's new Live is also great
  12. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (475) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    Victory Headwaters Pale Ale, SNPA or Dale's Pale Ale are all excellent.
  13. It's too bad you can't get Long Trail Pale Ale in your area. That beer is a excellent. Not aggressive, nice and smooth, easy drinking.
  14. OnWisconsin

    OnWisconsin Savant (430) Wisconsin Aug 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    If you have a chance to get up to Chicago or can do a trade I highly recommend Half Acre Daisy Cutter, you won't be disappointed.
  15. A brewery that makes their version of an established beer style = knockoff/wannabe?
  16. michman

    michman Savant (335) Illinois Oct 14, 2005

    Half Acre Daisy Cutter. Discussion over. lol. no but seriously its fantastic.
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  17. smutty33

    smutty33 Advocate (705) Connecticut Jun 12, 2009

    +1 on the Smutty Shoals and Victory Headwaters.........

  18. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    I don't know if they distro to where you are but if you can get your hands on some of this, I highly recommend it.
  19. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Champion (905) Florida Feb 27, 2005 Beer Trader

    Founders All Day IPA, while listed as an IPA, is less than 5% abv and not overly bitter and is delicious.
  20. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Savant (300) Oregon Nov 21, 2012

    Does anyone know of a Pale Ale, which is relatively easy to find, other than Zombie Dust (which is not easy for us West Coasters) that uses only Citra?
  21. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Kern river citra DIPA. Torpedo uses citra as well as shift pale lager.
  22. Half Acre Daisy Cutter.

    You're welcome.

    It's good.
  23. HOMEPL8

    HOMEPL8 Savant (260) Virginia Dec 26, 2010

    Steelhead Extra Pale Ale...Mad River Brewing Co. I love it.
  24. Maine beer company peeper or mo are the best I've had.sierra set the standard.alot of the other ones mentioned i feel are too hoppy and are basically ipa more than a pale ale.i never have had any 3 Floyd's but everyone acts like they are the holy grail.anyone wanna trade?.....please?
  25. Tallgrass 8-bit is a very tasty pale ale.
  26. Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale or Widmer Drifter Pale Ale
  27. joetouchton

    joetouchton Savant (280) Delaware Apr 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    evolution lot 6
  28. zrbeer1579

    zrbeer1579 Savant (380) Illinois Dec 3, 2012

    I think Daisy Cutter may be too hoppy. It is good and I've had that beer more than any others. He asked for subtle hopped pales. Best I would recommend off the top of my head are Burning River, Red Chair NWPA, SN Pale Ale, and Pride&Joy(may be hard to find and pointless to mention). I'll keep a look out for the pale ales others had suggested.
  29. nwboss429

    nwboss429 Aficionado (140) Texas Jan 3, 2011

    Samuel Smith's pale ale
  30. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (675) California Dec 29, 2008

    Deschutes Red Chair
    Firestone Pale 31
    Drakes 1500 (though this has a bigger hop profile)
    Anderson Valley Paleeko pale
  31. SNPA and Mirror Pond are absolutely perfect. Red Chair is also great.
  32. mirror pond from deschutes