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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
(1) Humboldt Mystery Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.9%
(0) Knightro Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5%
(0) WychCraft Wychwood Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(0) Humdinger Joseph Holt Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4%
(0) Aces High Blackjack Beers Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.5%
(0) Five Sisters Alechemy Brewing Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.3%
(0) St. Patrick's Ale/Dark Strangford Lough Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 6%
(0) Barrel Trolley Pale Ale World Brews Standard/Ordinary Bitter ---
(0) Luna Sea ESB Empyrean Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6.3%
(0) The Governor JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.1%
(0) Newcastle Summer Ale Caledonian Brewery Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.4%
(0) Fuller's ESB Fuller Smith & Turner PLC Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.9%
(0) 1849 Joseph Holt Ltd. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 4.5%
(0) Saranac Pale Ale Saranac / Matt Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5.5%
(1) Winter Storm Heavy Seas Beer Extra Special/Strong Bitter 7.5%
(0) Scarlet Lady Ale Stoudts Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5%
(0) Kellys British Pale Kellys Brew Pub Extra Special/Strong Bitter 4.9%
(0) Cape Ann ESB Cape Ann Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.6%
(0) Mulligan Mos ESB Socorro Springs Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.2%
(0) Schlafly Winter ESB Saint Louis Brewery, Inc. / Schlafly Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.8%
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