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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) Stowaway Hydes Brewery Ltd Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.1%
(0) John Courage Amber Caledonian Brewery Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter ---
(0) Wells Waggle Dance Wells & Young's Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5%
(0) St. Peter's English Ale St. Peter's Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(0) St. Peter's Organic Ale St. Peter's Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(0) 46'er Pale Ale Lake Placid Craft Brewing Standard/Ordinary Bitter 6%
(0) Scarlet Lady Ale Stoudts Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5%
(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) Voyager Hydes Brewery Ltd Special/Best/Premium Bitter 4.2%
(0) Apparition Ale Moon River Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.8%
(0) Joseph Holt Bitter Joseph Holt Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4%
(0) Hitachino Nest Pale Ale Kiuchi Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5.5%
(0) Barelegs Strangford Lough Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(2) Sawtooth Ale Left Hand Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.3%
(0) Five Sisters Alechemy Brewing Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.3%
(0) Sixex Joseph Holt Ltd. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6%
(0) Bruno Bitter Boylan Bridge Brewpub Standard/Ordinary Bitter 6%
(0) Bitter Ending New Holland Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.7%
(0) Yorkshire Square Ale Black Sheep Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5%
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