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Looking for Pale Ale suggestions.

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

  1. COWHAWK

    COWHAWK Member

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

    AshleyK Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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 Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    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. hopsputin

    hopsputin Member

    Location:
    California
    yes^^^ mirror pond pale ale is awesome. get some
  5. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Maine Beer Co. Mo
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  6. mpyoung215

    mpyoung215 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    HF Edward is ridiculously good.

    Maine Mo and Dales Pale are great examples of the style
  7. Ghostofthewoods

    Ghostofthewoods Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    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 Member

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

    premierpro Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    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. Longstaff

    Longstaff Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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. mpyoung215

    mpyoung215 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Southern Tier's new Live is also great
  12. SenorHops

    SenorHops Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Victory Headwaters Pale Ale, SNPA or Dale's Pale Ale are all excellent.
  13. Providence

    Providence Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    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 Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    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. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Member

    Location:
    California
    A brewery that makes their version of an established beer style = knockoff/wannabe?
  16. michman

    michman Member

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

    smutty33 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    +1 on the Smutty Shoals and Victory Headwaters.........

    Cheers
  18. njhopspop

    njhopspop Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    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.
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  19. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Member

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

    AxesandAnchors Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    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 Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Kern river citra DIPA. Torpedo uses citra as well as shift pale lager.
  22. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Half Acre Daisy Cutter.

    You're welcome.


    Seriously.
    It's good.
  23. HOMEPL8

    HOMEPL8 Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Steelhead Extra Pale Ale...Mad River Brewing Co. I love it.
  24. JoeyDankNug

    JoeyDankNug Member

    Location:
    New York
    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. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Tallgrass 8-bit is a very tasty pale ale.
  26. Greenster

    Greenster Member

    Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale or Widmer Drifter Pale Ale
  27. joetouchton

    joetouchton Member

    Location:
    Delaware
    evolution lot 6
  28. zrbeer1579

    zrbeer1579 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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 Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Samuel Smith's pale ale
  30. litheum94

    litheum94 Member

    Location:
    California
    Deschutes Red Chair
    Firestone Pale 31
    Drakes 1500 (though this has a bigger hop profile)
    Anderson Valley Paleeko pale
  31. onemanarne

    onemanarne Member

    Location:
    Washington
    SNPA and Mirror Pond are absolutely perfect. Red Chair is also great.
  32. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Member

    Location:
    New Mexico
    mirror pond from deschutes

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