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%   [ ? ] 

View the Top Rated Beers: American Pale Ale (APA)
You've had 0 beers within this style.
Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 13563) - Ordered by # Reviews
first ← prev | 1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150  | nextlast
Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.6011,4414.03
Zombie Dust3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.2010,2954.59
Dale's Pale AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.507,4273.88
Alpha King3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.666,5604.25
PseudoSueToppling Goliath Brewing Company6.204,5364.52
Mirror Pond Pale AleDeschutes Brewery5.003,8253.9
Daisy Cutter Pale AleHalf Acre Beer Company5.203,8024.16
Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale AleSweetWater Brewing Company5.403,6963.64
MOMaine Beer Company6.003,2624.29
Great Lakes Burning River Pale AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.003,2553.94
PeeperMaine Beer Company5.502,8924.11
Founders Pale AleFounders Brewing Company5.402,7843.69
EdwardHill Farmstead Brewery5.202,7374.43
Moon Man No Coast Pale AleNew Glarus Brewing Company5.002,6234.12
Headwaters Pale AleVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.202,6153.91
Red Chair NWPADeschutes Brewery6.202,6044.1
Born Yesterday Pale AleLagunitas Brewing Company7.202,5474.4
Doggie Style Classic Pale AleFlying Dog Brewery5.502,4113.63
Fire Rock Pale AleKona Brewing Co.6.002,4083.62
Founders Mosaic PromiseFounders Brewing Company5.502,2344.05
Pride & Joy Mild Ale3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.002,2013.88
Hazed Hoppy Session AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.002,0563.65
Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.602,0304.46
Pale 31 California Pale AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.901,9823.83
New DogTown Pale AleLagunitas Brewing Company6.201,9133.94
Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Beer Company5.301,8173.78
YumYum3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.501,6483.98
Space Station Middle Finger3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.001,6404.17
Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.601,6284.56
Fresh Hop Pale AleGreat Divide Brewing Company6.101,6004.06
Invasion Pale AleCigar City Brewing5.001,5883.93
Live Bottle Conditioned Pale AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.501,5353.89
Phin & Matt's Extraordinary AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.201,4953.53
Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.601,4914.59
CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series)Lagunitas Brewing Company7.901,4674.06
Grunion Pale AleBallast Point Brewing Company5.501,4074.07
Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale)Deschutes Brewery6.101,3874.1
Saranac American Pale AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.501,3133.42
Lizard KingPipeworks Brewing Company6.001,3034.28
Boat BeerCarton Brewing Company4.201,2724.09
Row 2/Hill 56Russian River Brewing Company5.801,2394.28
Goose Green Line Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.401,1973.55
A Tiny Beautiful SomethingMaine Beer Company5.501,1944.02
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale AleTallgrass Brewing Company5.201,1823.76
Mosaic Dry Hopped Fort PointTrillium Brewing Company6.601,1444.52
St. LupulinOdell Brewing Company6.501,1144.07
Equinox AleLagunitas Brewing Company8.401,1124.04
Ten Hills Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.6.201,1023.63
One Claw Rye Pale AleWestbrook Brewing Co.6.001,1003.99
312 Urban Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.401,0923.33
first ← prev | 1-50 | 51-100 | 101-150  | nextlast
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.