American Pale Ale (APA)

Originally British in origin, this style is now popular worldwide and the use of local or imported ingredients produces variances in character from region to region. American versions tend to be cleaner and hoppier (with the piney, citrusy Cascade variety appearing frequently) than British versions, which are usually more malty, buttery, aromatic, and balanced. Pale Ales range in color from deep gold to medium amber. Fruity esters and diacetyl can vary from none to moderate, and hop aroma can range from lightly floral to bold and pungent. In general, expect a good balance of caramel malt and expressive hops with a medium body and a mildly bitter finish.

ABV: 4.5–6.5% | IBU: 25–50 | Glassware: Pint Glass (or Becker, Nonic, Tumbler)

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.6011,6404.03
Zombie Dust3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.2010,5424.59
Dale's Pale AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.507,5303.88
Alpha King3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.666,6654.25
Pseudo SueToppling Goliath Brewing Company6.204,9304.51
Daisy Cutter Pale AleHalf Acre Beer Company5.203,9184.16
Mirror Pond Pale AleDeschutes Brewery5.003,8863.9
420 Extra Pale AleSweetWater Brewing Company5.403,8103.64
MOMaine Beer Company6.003,3284.29
Burning River Pale AleGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.003,2773.94
PeeperMaine Beer Company5.502,9614.11
EdwardHill Farmstead Brewery5.202,8014.43
Moon Man No Coast Pale AleNew Glarus Brewing Company5.002,6774.12
Red Chair NWPADeschutes Brewery6.202,6624.09
Headwaters Pale AleVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.202,6223.91
Born Yesterday Pale AleLagunitas Brewing Company7.202,5834.4
Fire Rock Pale AleKona Brewing Co.5.802,4473.62
Doggie Style Classic Pale AleFlying Dog Brewery5.502,4193.63
Mosaic PromiseFounders Brewing Company5.502,3054.05
Pride & Joy Mild Ale3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.002,2023.88
Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.602,1354.46
Hazed Hoppy Session AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.002,0613.64
Pale 31 California Pale AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.901,9933.83
New DogTown Pale AleLagunitas Brewing Company6.201,9253.94
Terrapin Rye Pale AleTerrapin Beer Company5.301,8183.78
Space Station Middle Finger3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.001,7044.17
YumYum3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.501,6913.98
Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.601,6894.56
Invasion Pale AleCigar City Brewing5.001,6593.92
Citra Hopped Live Pale AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.501,6273.89
CitruSinensis (OneHitter Series)Lagunitas Brewing Company7.901,6274.06
Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.601,6234.59
Fresh Hop Pale AleGreat Divide Brewing Company6.101,6074.06
Phin & Matt's Extraordinary AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.201,4993.53
Grunion Pale AleBallast Point Brewing Company5.501,4354.07
Lizard KingPipeworks Brewing Company6.001,3984.27
Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale)Deschutes Brewery6.101,3924.1
Saranac American Pale AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.501,3233.42
Boat BeerCarton Brewing Company4.201,2864.08
A Tiny Beautiful SomethingMaine Beer Company5.501,2594.02
Row 2/Hill 56Russian River Brewing Company5.801,2474.28
Goose Green Line Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.401,2183.55
Lights OnTree House Brewing Company5.301,2124.34
Mosaic Dry Hopped Fort PointTrillium Brewing Company6.601,2034.51
8-Bit Pale AleTallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House5.201,1973.76
St. LupulinOdell Brewing Company6.501,1464.06
One ClawWestbrook Brewing Co.6.001,1273.99
Equinox AleLagunitas Brewing Company8.401,1134.04
Pale AleBoulevard Brewing Co.5.401,1053.62
WhirlpoolNight Shift Brewing4.501,1044.13
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