Looking for Pale Ale suggestions.

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

  1. COWHAWK

    COWHAWK Jan 29, 2013 Iowa
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    new belgium dig
    toppling goliath pseudo sue
    bells midwestern pale ale
    3fff zombie dust
    founders
     
  2. AshleyK

    AshleyK Jun 14, 2012 Illinois

    Great Lakes Burning River is the perfect place to start! It was my first pale ale and remains to this day as one of my favorites. Plus, you can get it almost anywhere. You can read about it here...Burning River Pale Ale
     
  3. Jadjunk

    Jadjunk Dec 6, 2009 Georgia

    Really enjoyed New Belgium's Dig Pale Ale & recommend. and if all else fails, Sierra Nevada is a delicious pale ale as well. I've found some of my favorites by just blindly trying singles from bottle shops that have those policies, perhaps that would be a great way to cater to your individual tastes, since we all experience things a little differently.
     
  4. hopsputin

    hopsputin Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    yes^^^ mirror pond pale ale is awesome. get some
     
  5. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Maine Beer Co. Mo
     
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  6. mpyoung215

    mpyoung215 Dec 28, 2010 Massachusetts

    HF Edward is ridiculously good.

    Maine Mo and Dales Pale are great examples of the style
     
  7. Ghostofthewoods

    Ghostofthewoods Dec 8, 2012 New Jersey

    A bit hoppy but goes down well and may change your opinion of what you should expect in a hoppy beer, Nugget Nectar by Troegg's just came out, (seasonal), from Hershey PA.
     
  8. ao125

    ao125 Dec 1, 2010 Virginia

    DC Brau - The Public. Hands down my go-to beer for when I need a beer.
     
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  9. premierpro

    premierpro Mar 21, 2009 Michigan
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    I am also a fan of Burning River along with Great Lakes Brewing Company. Arcadia has a solid line up that does not get alot of love on this site. Take care.
     
  10. Longstaff

    Longstaff May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    Wow, lots of SN knockoffs and ipa wannabe's mentioned - typical of all the copycat craftbrewers out there today.

    Most unique pale ale made in the US today is Widmer Drifter imo - solid everytime I have bought it since its not as susceptible to oxidation as quickly as many of the SN kockoff's are.
     
  11. mpyoung215

    mpyoung215 Dec 28, 2010 Massachusetts

    Southern Tier's new Live is also great
     
  12. SenorHops

    SenorHops Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    Victory Headwaters Pale Ale, SNPA or Dale's Pale Ale are all excellent.
     
  13. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    It's too bad you can't get Long Trail Pale Ale in your area. That beer is a excellent. Not aggressive, nice and smooth, easy drinking.
     
  14. OnWisconsin

    OnWisconsin Aug 14, 2012 Wisconsin
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    If you have a chance to get up to Chicago or can do a trade I highly recommend Half Acre Daisy Cutter, you won't be disappointed.
     
  15. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    A brewery that makes their version of an established beer style = knockoff/wannabe?
     
  16. michman

    michman Oct 14, 2005 Illinois

    Half Acre Daisy Cutter. Discussion over. lol. no but seriously its fantastic.
     
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  17. smutty33

    smutty33 Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut

    +1 on the Smutty Shoals and Victory Headwaters.........

    Cheers
     
  18. njhopspop

    njhopspop Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    I don't know if they distro to where you are but if you can get your hands on some of this, I highly recommend it.
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  19. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina
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    Founders All Day IPA, while listed as an IPA, is less than 5% abv and not overly bitter and is delicious.
     
  20. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Nov 21, 2012 Oregon

    Does anyone know of a Pale Ale, which is relatively easy to find, other than Zombie Dust (which is not easy for us West Coasters) that uses only Citra?
     
  21. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Kern river citra DIPA. Torpedo uses citra as well as shift pale lager.
     
  22. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Half Acre Daisy Cutter.

    You're welcome.


    Seriously.
    It's good.
     
  23. HOMEPL8

    HOMEPL8 Dec 26, 2010 Virginia

    Steelhead Extra Pale Ale...Mad River Brewing Co. I love it.
     
  24. JoeyDankNug

    JoeyDankNug Aug 4, 2011 New York

    Maine beer company peeper or mo are the best I've had.sierra set the standard.alot of the other ones mentioned i feel are too hoppy and are basically ipa more than a pale ale.i never have had any 3 Floyd's but everyone acts like they are the holy grail.anyone wanna trade?.....please?
     
  25. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    Tallgrass 8-bit is a very tasty pale ale.
     
  26. Greenster

    Greenster Oct 15, 2012 District of Columbia

    Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale or Widmer Drifter Pale Ale
     
  27. joetouchton

    joetouchton Apr 23, 2012 Delaware
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    evolution lot 6
     
  28. zrbeer1579

    zrbeer1579 Dec 3, 2012 Illinois

    I think Daisy Cutter may be too hoppy. It is good and I've had that beer more than any others. He asked for subtle hopped pales. Best I would recommend off the top of my head are Burning River, Red Chair NWPA, SN Pale Ale, and Pride&Joy(may be hard to find and pointless to mention). I'll keep a look out for the pale ales others had suggested.
     
  29. nwboss429

    nwboss429 Jan 3, 2011 Texas

    Samuel Smith's pale ale
     
  30. litheum94

    litheum94 Dec 29, 2008 California

    Deschutes Red Chair
    Firestone Pale 31
    Drakes 1500 (though this has a bigger hop profile)
    Anderson Valley Paleeko pale
     
  31. onemanarne

    onemanarne Jul 16, 2009 Washington

    SNPA and Mirror Pond are absolutely perfect. Red Chair is also great.
     
  32. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    mirror pond from deschutes
     
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