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.5.604.0511,24791
Zombie Dust3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.204.5310,038-
Dale's Pale AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.503.927,31481
Alpha King3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.664.266,46594
PseudoSueToppling Goliath Brewing Company5.804.484,31895
Mirror Pond Pale AleDeschutes Brewery5.003.923,75496
Daisy Cutter Pale AleHalf Acre Beer Company5.204.173,72094
Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale AleSweetWater Brewing Company5.403.643,61380
Great Lakes Burning River Pale AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.003.993,22493
MOMaine Beer Company6.004.273,194-
Peeper AleMaine Beer Company5.504.092,83394
Founders Pale AleFounders Brewing Company5.403.72,775-
EdwardHill Farmstead Brewery5.204.392,633-
Headwaters Pale AleVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.203.912,59990
Red Chair NWPADeschutes Brewery6.204.092,58296
Moon Man No Coast Pale AleNew Glarus Brewing Company5.004.112,54990
Doggie Style Classic Pale AleFlying Dog Brewery5.503.642,39485
Fire Rock Pale AleKona Brewing Co.6.003.622,36890
Born Yesterday APALagunitas Brewing Company7.004.422,30990
Pride & Joy Mild Ale3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.003.942,197-
Founders Mosaic PromiseFounders Brewing Company5.504.052,054-
Hazed Hoppy Session AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.003.722,05479
Pale 31Firestone Walker Brewing Co.4.903.861,939-
Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.604.481,92992
New Dogtown Pale AleLagunitas Brewing Company6.203.981,888-
Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Beer Company5.303.831,81181
YumYum3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.503.991,59791
Fresh Hop Pale AleGreat Divide Brewing Company6.104.081,58793
Space Station: Middle Finger3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.004.141,557-
Invasion Pale AleCigar City Brewing5.003.931,540-
Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.604.531,53591
LiveSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.503.931,52883
Phin & Matt's Extraordinary AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.203.571,49179
CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series)Lagunitas Brewing Company7.904.041,45487
Grunion Pale AleBallast Point Brewing Company5.504.071,361-
Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.604.551,315-
Saranac Pale AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.451,30680
Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)Deschutes Brewery5.904.111,29998
Boat BeerCarton Brewing Company4.204.071,25795
Row 2/Hill 56Russian River Brewing Company5.804.331,230-
Lizard KingPipeworks Brewing Company6.504.291,200-
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale AleTallgrass Brewing Company5.203.821,153-
A Tiny Beautiful SomethingMaine Beer Company5.504.041,153-
Goose Green Line Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.403.571,147-
Equinox AleLagunitas Brewing Company8.404.051,103-
Ten Hills Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.6.203.681,098-
St. LupulinOdell Brewing Company6.504.081,08892
312 Urban Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.403.381,085-
DigNew Belgium Brewing5.603.681,08082
Pale AleBoulevard Brewing Co.5.403.611,075-
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