Favorite Pale Ale

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  1. PGD120

    PGD120 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2015 New Jersey

    dc brau the public
    carton boat is probablly my favorite now though
  2. 312HopBomb

    312HopBomb Disciple (311) Mar 4, 2012 Illinois

    I like Odell 5 barrel for an English style. Half Acre Daisy Cutter for a west coast style. Two Brother Sidekick for a balanced citra pale. ZD is more of an IPA but great and Yum Yum too. Red Chair is a nice seasonal. Brickstone pale ale is top notch, probably my favorite of the bunch.
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  3. proghead

    proghead Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2015 California

    Sierra Nevada, fuck yeah!
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  4. 312HopBomb

    312HopBomb Disciple (311) Mar 4, 2012 Illinois

    How could I forget Moon Man. So balanced and sessionable!
  5. wheelzntoys

    wheelzntoys Initiate (142) Nov 10, 2013 California

    In this order:

    Alesmith .394
    Hoppy Birthday
    Psuedo Sue
  6. Thepleasantimbiber

    Thepleasantimbiber Initiate (194) Oct 30, 2013 California

    Do you mean traditional malty American Pale Ale? Or the IPA-lites that breweries are putting out as pale ales now? I'd say Sierra Nevada for the first catagory, Hoppy Birthday for the second.
  7. schramlo

    schramlo Initiate (85) Jun 19, 2014 Michigan

    I would have said zombie dust but it's damn near impossible to find around my area (why I went with Alpha King, I've only had the dust one time at a bar after much searching). I've been planning to try red chair since we just got it in at the local liquor store, based on the feedback from this thread I'll be picking some up tomorrow.
  8. NCMonte

    NCMonte Aspirant (248) Jan 28, 2014 North Carolina

    Rare I like a pale ale, but currently, I'm a bit infatuated with Burial Brewing's, "Pipehawk Mountain Ale". Bit sweet to offset the lighter Hops bitterness.
  9. bismarksays

    bismarksays Devotee (466) Dec 7, 2008 Iowa

    Lagunitas Dogtown or Three Floyd's Zombie Dust
  10. Pro_Magnon

    Pro_Magnon Zealot (520) Mar 25, 2014 Texas

    In no particular order:
    Sweetwater - 420
    Karbach - Weekend Warrior
    Deschutes - Red Chair NWPA
    Oskar Blues - Dale's PA
    Sierra Nevada PA
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  11. SamN

    SamN Crusader (731) Aug 7, 2009 Colorado

    My vote is for Mirror Pond.
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  12. bvilord

    bvilord Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2015 Idaho

    Tough one..definatly Sierra Nevada and probably Victory Headwaters
  13. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (276) Jun 4, 2005 California

    For year round availability Dale's and SNPA
  14. parrotsnest

    parrotsnest Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Washington

    Daisy Cutter. Gotta love the tallboy format.
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  15. proghead

    proghead Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2015 California

    damn! I just realize I'm out of Sierra Nevada. omw to the store to grab some! :slight_smile:
  16. brother_rebus

    brother_rebus Savant (941) Jul 28, 2014 Maine

    Rolling Rock in a close second.
  17. StrappingYoungLad

    StrappingYoungLad Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2013 Indiana

    Green Flash Cedar Plank. Pale ale aged on cedar. AMAZING with fish dishes especially.
  18. jkd03c

    jkd03c Initiate (0) May 19, 2013 Florida

    CCB Invasion Pale Ale
  19. BryanP

    BryanP Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 North Carolina

    Maine Brewing MO
  20. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

  21. MikeTheVine

    MikeTheVine Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2014 Massachusetts

    Baxter - Pomola
    Southern Tier - Live
    BBC - Steelrail
    Victory - Headwaters
  22. tmbgnicu

    tmbgnicu Zealot (506) Mar 15, 2014 Pennsylvania

    CC Invasion
    TG Light Speed
    HF Citra Pale
  23. MartzMimic

    MartzMimic Devotee (438) Aug 17, 2013 Oklahoma

    Tallgrass 8-Bit
  24. Casterbridge

    Casterbridge Disciple (389) Mar 26, 2010 Connecticut

    NEBCO Galaxy Pale Ale
  25. steve50

    steve50 Initiate (129) Dec 10, 2006 New Jersey

    Sierra Nevada Pale
  26. meb3476

    meb3476 Aspirant (211) Apr 1, 2013 Massachusetts

    A tie between Trillium Fort Point and HF Edward...
  27. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,660) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Hill Farmstead Edward
    Maine MO
    Victory Harvest Ale
    New Glarus Moon Man
    Maine Peeper

  28. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,442) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    Not Available in my Area
    Amarillo OpigÄrds (Sweden)
    Pseudo Sue
    Daisy Cutter

    Occasionally Available
    MBC Peeper and MO

    Regularly Available
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Carton Boat Beer

    Top of the list probably goes to MBC.
  29. jonandhisflask

    jonandhisflask Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 Kentucky

    hmmm, daisy cutter and alpha king. such great pales
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  30. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Savant (916) Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire

    HF Single Citra
    HF Single Galaxy
    HF Edward
    Zombie Dust
    Pseudo Sue
    Trillium Fort Point (regular, double dry hopped, Galaxy - whatever:wink:
    Stoneface APA
  31. Hodgson

    Hodgson Initiate (137) Nov 17, 2014 Canada

    Sierra Nevada, Captain Lawrence
  32. twb0392

    twb0392 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    Half Acre Daisy Cutter
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  33. JDW4195

    JDW4195 Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2014 Florida

    Rolling Rock
  34. wsd627

    wsd627 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2013 Vermont

    Edward has quickly grown to be my favorite American pale Ale. There's a restaurant a stone's throw from my girlfriend's place has it on tap and luckily the food is good enough to hide that I've been having us go there just to have that beer HA!
    As far as English styles go I really loved Cooper's Sparkling Ale it reminds me that the style doesn't always have to be super hoppy and I find it incredibly balanced.
  35. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,972) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Society Trader

    Peekskill Amazeballs
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  36. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    Seriously my favorite summer beer. Friends have a lake house in wisconsin and thats all we drink on the boat.
  37. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    Isn't that an AAL?
  38. pnelting

    pnelting Aspirant (283) Nov 17, 2014 Texas

    Year round is SNPA. Seasonal I'd say Red Chair.
  39. JScoot

    JScoot Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2014 Louisiana

    Southern Tire - Live
    Odell - 5 Barrel
    Bayou Teche - LA31
  40. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,395) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Southern Tier Live
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