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The English Pale Ale can be traced back to the city of Burton-upon-Trent, a city with an abundance of rich hard water. This hard water helps with the clarity as well as enhancing the hop bitterness. This ale can be from golden to reddish amber in color with generally a good head retention. A mix of fruity, hoppy, earthy, buttery and malty aromas and flavors can be found. Typically all ingredients are English.
Types of English Pale Ale
 
An average-strength to moderately strong English ale. The balance may be fairly even between malt and hops to somewhat bitter. Drinkability is a critical component of the style; emphasis is still on the bittering hop addition as opposed to the aggressive middle and late hopping seen in American ales. A rather broad style that allows for considerable interpretation by the brewer.
A flavorful, yet refreshing, session beer. Some examples can be more malt balanced, but this should not override the overall bitter impression. Drinkability is a critical component of the style; emphasis is still on the bittering hop addition as opposed to the aggressive middle and late hopping seen in American ales.
Low gravity, low alcohol levels and low carbonation make this an easy-drinking beer. Some examples can be more malt balanced, but this should not override the overall bitter impression. Drinkability is a critical component of the style; emphasis is still on the bittering hop addition as opposed to the aggressive middle and late hopping seen in American ales.
Examples of English Pale Ale  |  See All
 
Beer Name Brewery Style ABV
(0) Hitachino Nest Pale Ale Kiuchi Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5.5%
(0) Dragon's Fire JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4%
(0) The Governor JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.1%
(0) Aces High Blackjack Beers Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.5%
(0) Kidder Special Bitter Second Street Brewery Special/Best/Premium Bitter 5.4%
(0) Young’s Bitter Wells & Young's Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(0) Top Hop Best Bitter Hornbeam Brewery Special/Best/Premium Bitter 4.2%
(0) 46'er Pale Ale Lake Placid Craft Brewing Standard/Ordinary Bitter 6%
(0) Sixex Joseph Holt Ltd. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6%
(1) Pennant Ale 55 Brooklyn Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5%
(0) Belk's Extra Special Bitter Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6.8%
(0) Apparition Ale Moon River Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.8%
(0) Moylan's Special Bitter Moylan's Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5.2%
(0) Game On JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.2%
(0) Bountiful Wychwood Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4%
(0) Maplemoon Joseph Holt Ltd. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 4.3%
(0) Dirty Tackle Wychwood Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4%
(0) Red Macgregor Orkney Brewery Extra Special/Strong Bitter 4%
(1) John Smith's Extra Smooth Caledonian Brewery Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.8%
(0) Breckenridge ESB Breckenridge Brewery Extra Special/Strong Bitter 7.8%
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