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Is Pale Ale Passe ?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by KStark, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. JulianC

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      Zombie Dust Three Floyds Brewing Company American Pale Ale
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      Moon Man New Glarus Brewing Company American Pale Ale
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      Pale Ale Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. American Pale Ale
     
  2. SFACRKnight

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    Right now american pales are my favorite style. They span a huge range from dry and bitter to malty and sweet and everything in between. Nothing passe about them at all.
     
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    The Pale Ale passe through my kidneys.

    Could not resist.
     
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    So judging by the overwhelmingly positive responses to this thread, is it safe to say that pale ales are NOT passe?
     
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    Definitely wouldn't call them passe of yet, and they'll always be around in significant amounts, but there is a trend toward hoppier APAs (the most acclaimed of which is Zombie Dust, which drinks like a bonafide IPA) and I feel the line between APA and IPA is getting a little blurred.
     
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