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.5.604.0511,28191
Zombie Dust3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.204.5310,075-
Dale's Pale AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.503.927,33281
Alpha King3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.664.266,48294
PseudoSueToppling Goliath Brewing Company5.804.484,35995
Mirror Pond Pale AleDeschutes Brewery5.003.923,76296
Daisy Cutter Pale AleHalf Acre Beer Company5.204.173,73294
Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale AleSweetWater Brewing Company5.403.643,63280
Great Lakes Burning River Pale AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.003.983,23193
MOMaine Beer Company6.004.273,205-
Peeper AleMaine Beer Company5.504.092,83994
Founders Pale AleFounders Brewing Company5.403.72,776-
EdwardHill Farmstead Brewery5.204.392,654-
Headwaters Pale AleVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.203.912,60290
Red Chair NWPADeschutes Brewery6.204.092,58496
Moon Man No Coast Pale AleNew Glarus Brewing Company5.004.112,56190
Doggie Style Classic Pale AleFlying Dog Brewery5.503.642,39785
Fire Rock Pale AleKona Brewing Co.6.003.622,37990
Born Yesterday APALagunitas Brewing Company7.004.422,31790
Pride & Joy Mild Ale3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.003.942,197-
Founders Mosaic PromiseFounders Brewing Company5.504.052,056-
Hazed Hoppy Session AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.003.722,05579
Pale 31 California Pale AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.903.861,951-
Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.604.471,94892
New Dogtown Pale AleLagunitas Brewing Company6.203.981,897-
Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Beer Company5.303.831,81281
YumYum3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.503.991,60691
Fresh Hop Pale AleGreat Divide Brewing Company6.104.081,58893
Space Station: Middle Finger3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.004.141,577-
Invasion Pale AleCigar City Brewing5.003.931,555-
Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.604.531,54291
LiveSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.503.931,52983
Phin & Matt's Extraordinary AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.203.571,49279
CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series)Lagunitas Brewing Company7.904.041,45987
Grunion Pale AleBallast Point Brewing Company5.504.071,373-
Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.604.541,338-
Saranac Pale AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.451,30780
Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)Deschutes Brewery5.904.111,30098
Boat BeerCarton Brewing Company4.204.071,25895
Row 2/Hill 56Russian River Brewing Company5.804.331,232-
Lizard KingPipeworks Brewing Company6.504.291,229-
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale AleTallgrass Brewing Company5.203.821,164-
A Tiny Beautiful SomethingMaine Beer Company5.504.041,160-
Goose Green Line Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.403.571,159-
Equinox AleLagunitas Brewing Company8.404.041,106-
St. LupulinOdell Brewing Company6.504.081,09992
Ten Hills Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.6.203.681,099-
312 Urban Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.403.381,085-
DigNew Belgium Brewing5.603.681,08082
Pale AleBoulevard Brewing Co.5.403.611,079-
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