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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) Young's London Gold Wells & Young's Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(0) Wells Waggle Dance Wells & Young's Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5%
(0) Belhaven Best Belhaven Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.5%
(0) Hitachino Nest Pale Ale Kiuchi Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5.5%
(0) Christmas Plum Pudding JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.8%
(0) Goldeneye Pale Ale Black Isle Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.6%
(0) St. Peter's English Ale St. Peter's Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(0) Raven Ale Orkney Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.8%
(0) Joseph Holt Bitter Joseph Holt Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4%
(0) Old BullDog Extra Special Aviator Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.8%
(0) TSB (Turner’s Sticklebract Bitter) The Porterhouse Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.7%
(0) St. Peter's Ruby Red Ale St. Peter's Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.3%
(0) Honker's Ale Goose Island Beer Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.2%
(0) Bay State ESB Beer Works Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6%
(0) Salara Dark Bitter Salara Brewery Special/Best/Premium Bitter 5.3%
(0) La Bolduc Unibroue Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5%
(0) Bountiful Wychwood Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4%
(0) Let My People Go Clown Shoes Beer Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6%
(2) Stone Pale Ale Stone Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5.4%
(0) Organic Honeydew Fuller Smith & Turner PLC Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5%

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