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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) Christmas Plum Pudding JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.8%
(0) Fuller's London Pride Fuller Smith & Turner PLC Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.7%
(0) Goldeneye Pale Ale Black Isle Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.6%
(0) Goliath Wychwood Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.7%
(0) Anchor Small Beer Anchor Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.3%
(0) Big Fog ESB Great Northern Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6%
(0) Wilson Creek ESB Olde Hickory Brewery Extra Special/Strong Bitter ---
(1) Legbiter Strangford Lough Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.8%
(1) Pennant Ale 55 Brooklyn Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5%
(0) Top Hop Best Bitter Hornbeam Brewery Special/Best/Premium Bitter 4.2%
(0) The Governor JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.1%
(0) Bountiful Wychwood Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4%
(0) JW Lees Bitter JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4%
(0) 46'er Pale Ale Lake Placid Craft Brewing Standard/Ordinary Bitter 6%
(0) Alaskan ESB Alaskan Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.3%
(1) Dr. Bartlett's Ordinary Bitter Bull City Burger and Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter ---
(0) WychCraft Wychwood Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(0) Not Your Ordinary Bitter Cape Ann Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.45%
(0) St. Peter's Organic Ale St. Peter's Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(0) Salara Pale Ale Salara Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.6%
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