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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) Wells Bombardier Burning Gold Wells & Young's Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.7%
(0) La Bolduc Unibroue Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5%
(0) Voyager Hydes Brewery Ltd Special/Best/Premium Bitter 4.2%
(0) Salara Pale Ale Salara Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.6%
(0) 1863 Hydes Brewery Ltd Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.5%
(0) 46'er Pale Ale Lake Placid Craft Brewing Standard/Ordinary Bitter 6%
(0) Streaker JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.7%
(0) Marble Best Marble Beers Ltd Special/Best/Premium Bitter 4.3%
(0) Marble Summer Marble Beers Ltd Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(0) Big Fog ESB Great Northern Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6%
(1) Manchester Bitter Marble Beers Ltd Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.2%
(0) Boddingtons Pub Ale Anheuser-Busch Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.8%
(0) The Wise ESB Elysian Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.9%
(0) St. Peter's Organic Ale St. Peter's Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(0) Bitter Brewer Surly Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.1%
(0) Best Bitter Black Sheep Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.8%
(0) Draymen's Promise JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.1%
(0) Hydes Original Bitter Hydes Brewery Ltd Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.8%
(0) Dirty Tackle Wychwood Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4%
(0) Mary Rose Hornbeam Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.8%
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