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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) St. Peter's Golden Ale St. Peter's Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.7%
(0) Kidder Special Bitter Second Street Brewery Special/Best/Premium Bitter 5.4%
(0) First Deal Blackjack Beers Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.4%
(2) Stone Pale Ale Stone Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5.4%
(0) John Willie's JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Special/Best/Premium Bitter 4.5%
(0) Bachelor ESB Deschutes Brewery Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.3%
(0) Kellys British Pale Kellys Brew Pub Extra Special/Strong Bitter 4.9%
(0) Scarecrow Wychwood Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.7%
(0) Young's London Gold Wells & Young's Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(0) Streaker JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.7%
(0) True Britt LoneRider Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 4.8%
(0) St. Patrick's Ale/Dark Strangford Lough Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 6%
(0) Rainbow Trout ESB Foothills Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 4.5%
(0) Voyager Hydes Brewery Ltd Special/Best/Premium Bitter 4.2%
(1) Pennant Ale 55 Brooklyn Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5%
(0) Young's Special Wells & Young's Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(0) Old Thumper Shipyard Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.9%
(0) Wizard's Staff Wychwood Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4%
(0) Roland's Asheville Pizza and Brewing Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5%
(0) Innis & Gunn Blonde Innis & Gunn Standard/Ordinary Bitter 6%
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