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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Pale AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.6011,9524.05
Zombie Dust3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.2010,8054.63
Dale's Pale AleOskar Blues Grill & Brew6.507,7053.9
Alpha King3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.666,8244.26
Pseudo SueToppling Goliath Brewing Company5.805,4264.52
Daisy Cutter Pale AleHalf Acre Beer Company5.204,0344.17
420 Extra Pale AleSweetWater Brewing Company5.403,9543.66
Mirror Pond Pale AleDeschutes Brewery5.003,9403.91
MOMaine Beer Company6.003,4074.3
Burning RiverGreat Lakes Brewing Co.6.003,3093.96
PeeperMaine Beer Company5.503,0544.12
EdwardHill Farmstead Brewery5.202,8764.44
Born YesterdayLagunitas Brewing Company7.202,7414.41
Moon Man No Coast Pale AleNew Glarus Brewing Company5.002,7384.13
Red Chair NWPADeschutes Brewery6.202,7144.11
Headwaters Pale AleVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.202,6333.92
Fire Rock Pale AleKona Brewing Co.5.802,4713.64
Doggie StyleFlying Dog Brewery5.502,4343.66
Mosaic PromiseFounders Brewing Company5.502,3814.07
Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.602,2224.47
Pride & Joy Mild Ale3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.002,2043.89
Hazed Hoppy Session AleBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub5.002,0623.66
Pale 31 California Pale AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.4.901,9973.85
New DogTown Pale AleLagunitas Brewing Company6.201,9453.95
SmittenBell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store6.001,8383.7
Space Station Middle Finger3 Floyds Brewing Co.6.001,7914.18
Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.601,7594.57
YumYum3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.501,7414
InvasionCigar City Brewing5.001,7103.93
CitruSinensisLagunitas Brewing Company7.901,7084.08
Double Dry Hopped Fort Point Pale AleTrillium Brewing Company6.601,7054.59
Citra Hopped Live Pale AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.501,6463.9
Fresh Hop Pale AleGreat Divide Brewing Company6.101,6174.08
Phin & Matt's Extraordinary AleSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.201,5023.55
Lizard KingPipeworks Brewing Company6.001,5004.26
American BeautyDogfish Head Craft Brewery6.501,4673.85
Grunion Pale AleBallast Point Brewing Company5.501,4554.08
Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale)Deschutes Brewery6.101,3954.12
A Tiny Beautiful SomethingMaine Beer Company5.501,3364.04
Saranac American Pale AleMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.501,3323.44
Boat BeerCarton Brewing Company4.201,3114.1
Lights OnTree House Brewing Company5.301,2794.34
Row 2/Hill 56Russian River Brewing Company5.801,2784.3
Mosaic Dry Hopped Fort PointTrillium Brewing Company6.601,2764.51
Goose Green Line Pale AleGoose Island Beer Co.5.401,2373.55
8-Bit Pale AleTallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House5.201,2013.79
Pseudo Sue - Double Dry-HoppedToppling Goliath Brewing Company6.801,1914.56
St. LupulinOdell Brewing Company6.501,1764.07
WhirlpoolNight Shift Brewing4.501,1594.14
One ClawWestbrook Brewing Co.6.001,1504
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