Pale Ale - American

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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PerseveranceBrother Ass Brewing4.5015
Ghetto SuperstarPsi Brewing Company / Garrett's Barbecue5.9015
Cray Cray APAGolden Fox Brewing, LLC6.5015
Ignatius J ReillyHi Sign Brewing5.5015
Wiesbadener 1486 Pale AleWiesbadener Braumanufaktur UG5.4015
Simmetry SMaSHAlluvial Brewing Company6.7015
Hitchin’ Post Pale AleBriarScratch Brewing5.8015
Pallatable Pale AleMarker 48 Brewing5.5015
910 Pale AleBroomtail Craft Brewery5.2015
Pumpkin SpiceMoose Lake Brewing Company5.0015
Corder Farms Harvest Ale (wet Hops)Fall River Brewing Company5.0015
Golden PawnJekyll Brewing ? 25
Totes MangosSomething Brewery5.5015
Piranha Pale AleBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse5.7015
Lil DblYes Brewing6.4015
Weekend WishesCrime & Punishment Brewing Company ? 15
Single Dry-Hopped SimcoePlatinum Premium Beers4.8015
Corkscrew Pale AleSalt Flats Brewing4.0015
Pale AleSol del Venado ? 15
USAUptown Market / Binary Brewing4.9015
Corpus Christi V7Lazy Beach Brewing ? 15
Citronic Citra Pale AleAshtown Brewing Company5.3015
Hokus PokusOmnipollo5.5015
Guerilla RadioPeckish Pig5.8015
49erOak Creek Brewing Co. ? 15
Crooked Creek Wet Hop AleFour Mile Brewing5.6015
Joyeuse APABrasserie du Roulier5.5014.97
Double Frooted Cowboy w/ Passion Fruit Puree & MashmallowHoof Hearted Brewing5.5014.96
Roam: BRU-1Fox Farm Brewery5.7014.9
Oleander PaleCommonhouse Aleworks5.6034.9
JusticeKelly's Mountain Brew4.5014.89
Skipper's JoeCoronado Brewing Company5.9014.89
FaliscaBirrificio Itineris8.7014.89
Single Dry-Hopped MosaicPlatinum Premium Beers4.8014.88
1st Crush3 Disciples Brewing6.0014.85
MaxO Brother Brewing4.4014.85
Meandering Trails Pale AleR. Shea Brewing - Merriman Valley5.2514.85
Fresh Hopped Hazy Pale AleBridge Brewing Company5.6014.84
Hop Mantis3 Disciples Brewing6.0014.83
Stay GoldPowell Street Craft Brewery4.8014.83
Wa Akane Pale AleKizakura KK6.0024.83
Baby poolBingo Beer Co5.5014.83
Fremont Pale AleWind River Brewing Company5.5014.82
OPAGrain Brewery4.5014.82
Harvest AleCassel Brewery Co.5.6014.81
Gamma RayBeartown Brewery5.4014.79
Murklands - MosaicPure Project5.5034.78
Lights Out W/ GuavaTree House Brewing Company5.4024.78
West Coast PaleRoots Brewing Company5.8024.78
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