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 Avg Ratings > Bros
Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.604.0511,18391
Zombie Dust3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.204.539,977-
Dale's Pale AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.503.937,26881
Alpha King3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.664.266,42294
PseudoSueToppling Goliath Brewing Company5.804.484,22595
Mirror Pond Pale AleDeschutes Brewery5.003.923,73596
Daisy Cutter Pale AleHalf Acre Beer Company5.204.173,68294
Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale AleSweetWater Brewing Company5.403.643,57480
Great Lakes Burning River Pale AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.003.993,21193
MOMaine Beer Company6.004.273,160-
Peeper AleMaine Beer Company5.504.092,81094
Founders Pale AleFounders Brewing Company5.403.72,732-
EdwardHill Farmstead Brewery5.204.392,619-
Headwaters Pale AleVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.203.922,59590
Red Chair NWPADeschutes Brewery6.204.092,57296
Moon Man No Coast Pale AleNew Glarus Brewing Company5.004.112,53690
Doggie Style Classic Pale AleFlying Dog Brewery5.503.642,38985
Fire Rock Pale AleKona Brewing Co.6.003.622,35590
Born Yesterday Pale AleLagunitas Brewing Company7.004.422,28390
Pride & Joy Mild Ale3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.003.942,195-
Hazed Hoppy Session AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.003.722,05079
Founders Mosaic PromiseFounders Brewing Company5.504.052,048-
Pale 31Firestone Walker Brewing Co.4.903.861,924-
New Dogtown Pale AleLagunitas Brewing Company6.203.991,881-
Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.604.481,87392
Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Beer Company5.303.831,81081
Fresh Hop Pale AleGreat Divide Brewing Company6.104.081,58693
YumYum3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.503.991,58291
Space Station: Middle Finger3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.004.141,536-
LiveSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.503.921,51583
Invasion Pale AleCigar City Brewing5.003.931,514-
Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.604.531,49791
Phin & Matt's Extraordinary AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.203.571,49179
CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series)Lagunitas Brewing Company7.904.041,43987
Grunion Pale AleBallast Point Brewing Company5.504.071,339-
Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)Deschutes Brewery5.904.111,29998
Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.604.551,261-
Boat BeerCarton Brewing Company4.204.071,24795
Row 2/Hill 56Russian River Brewing Company5.804.331,225-
Lizard KingPipeworks Brewing Company6.504.291,151-
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale AleTallgrass Brewing Company5.203.821,142-
A Tiny Beautiful SomethingMaine Beer Company5.504.041,132-
Goose Green Line Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.403.571,127-
Equinox AleLagunitas Brewing Company8.404.051,098-
Ten Hills Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.6.203.681,097-
312 Urban Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.403.381,080-
DigNew Belgium Brewing5.603.681,08082
St. LupulinOdell Brewing Company6.504.081,07392
Pale AleBoulevard Brewing Co.5.403.611,070-
One Claw Rye Pale AleWestbrook Brewing Co.6.004.041,058-
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