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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Jacurdy60, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Jacurdy60

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    I'm partial to stouts and porter, but I want to take a break from them for a week or so and want to try any kind of pale ale (preferably nothing too estery or hoppy). I'm low on options, however I have access to any kind of Sierra Nevada ales, Founders Centennial Pale Ale, and Great Divide Double IPa. What would you recommend as a subtly hopped pale ale?
     
  2. premierpro

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    Arcadia Brewing Company Anglers Ale.
     
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    Anchor Liberty Ale, perhaps a touch more than 'subtly' hopped, but still incredibly quaffable.
     
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    You can never go wrong with SNPA. I am a big fan of New Belgium Dig. Lagunitas Pale Ale is also a tasty brew. Cheers.
     
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    "You can never go wrong with SNPA." Ditto.

    Cheers!
     
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  7. mscott1975

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    Founders Centennial is an ipa and probably a little hoppier than you're looking for. Founders does make a solid pale ale, also. As someone else already said, Sierra Nevads Pale Ale is a great place to start.
     
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    Can you get Fuller's ESB or London Pride?

    Besides SNPA try Bells Midwest Pale Ale, Ska Euphoria, Founders Dry Hopped Pale Ale...
     
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    Deschutes Mirror Pond, if it is in your area, but I see you are from Alabama so maybe a bit of a stretch. Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale?
     
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    Definitely try Yard's Philadelphia Pale ale, if you get it in your area.

    I also second Levitation, but that is kinda hoppy for it's low abv.
     
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    I'd recommend Great Lakes Burning River..Solid pale or Hazed & Infused is a good one from Boulder Beer if you can find either of those.
     
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    I actually quite like Trader Joe's Mission St. Pale Ale. Very nice session pale ale.
     
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    I like flying fish palefish and dales pale ale is always a solid choice
     
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    Victory's Headwaters Pale Ale if you can get it
    Great Divide's Denver Pale Ale
    Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale

    SNPA is THE standard as far as I am concerned
     
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    Half Acre Daisy Cutter is my pale ale of choice...
     
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    Deschutes mirror pond for sure, firestone walker dba is a standout as well along with boulevard brewings pale ale. All three are subtly hopped and more malt forward than most american pales.
     
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    x3 for Deschutes's Mirror Pond.
     
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    Only you can decide what is good or not. You will start to see a lot more pale and blonde beers in the next month or so due to spring/summer coming. Keep any eye out for them. Grab a mix sixer and start trying different ones. Have fun.
     
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    I like Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale
     
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    I completely agree with the Great Lakes Burning River posts! Great pale ale
     
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    odells 5 Barrel PA
    FFF Alpha King
    Indeed Day Tripper
    Deschutes Red Chair
     
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    Headwaters by Victory. Dale's for sure. Zombie Dust if possible.
     
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    They've been mentioned but Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues Dale's and Victory Headwaters
     
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    +1 to FFF Alpha King. Just homebrewed a clone of it.
     
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    Can't go wrong with Sierra Nevada. It's a classic!
    If you are on a budget Saranac's pale ale is good and very reasonably priced. Good luck.
     
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    Just had this recently and enjoyed it a lot -- brewed for TJ's by Firestone Walker.
     
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    I doubt if you can get it there either, but I thought Stone's version was just about perfect. I'm still pissed they stopped shipping to WI.
     
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    I'm going to have to agree with Liberty, but I recently started to really enjoy Dales.
     
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    Perfect choice - backup Great Lakes Burning River
     
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    If you ever make it to Philly, Boston, NYC, or VT, Hill Farmstead's Edward.
     
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    I'm guessing HopSlam is out of the question :)

    What about something like a Black IPA?
     
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    Indeed Day Tripper. Great beer.
     
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    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale used to be in the top 50 beers on this site, and for good reason. It set the bar which all others have been measured with since
     
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    A well balanced pale ale that I never get tired of.
     
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    I second Stone as a malt forward pale ale. The citrusy hops are delightful, just behind the sweet caramel malts.
     
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    While I love SNPA and Mirror Pond, I hope Copperhead gets more attention!
     
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    I got a 6 pack of Grey Sail Flying Jenny for Christmas and really enjoyed it.
     
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