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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) Harvest Ale Southern Tier Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6.7%
(0) Bountiful Wychwood Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4%
(0) St. Peter's Summer Ale St. Peter's Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 6.5%
(0) Luna Sea ESB Empyrean Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6.3%
(0) Joseph Holt Smooth Joseph Holt Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.8%
(0) Manchester Pale Ale JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.1%
(0) The River Blackjack Beers Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.9%
(1) Legbiter Strangford Lough Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.8%
(0) King Goblin Wychwood Brewery Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6.6%
(0) Trashy Blonde BrewDog Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.1%
(0) La Bolduc Unibroue Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5%
(0) Game On JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.2%
(0) Anvil ESB AleSmith Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.5%
(0) Northern Light Orkney Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.8%
(0) Breckenridge ESB Breckenridge Brewery Extra Special/Strong Bitter 7.8%
(0) Fuller's London Pride Fuller Smith & Turner PLC Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.7%
(0) Wizard's Staff Wychwood Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4%
(0) Battery Hill Craggie Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.2%
(1) Redhook ESB Redhook Brewery Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.8%
(0) Old BullDog Extra Special Aviator Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.8%
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