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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) TSB (Turner’s Sticklebract Bitter) The Porterhouse Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.7%
(0) Goliath Wychwood Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.7%
(0) Roland's Asheville Pizza and Brewing Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5%
(0) Wells Bombardier Burning Gold Wells & Young's Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.7%
(0) Ellie's ESB Top of the Hill Brewery Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.5%
(0) Black Sheep Ale Black Sheep Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.4%
(0) Belk's Extra Special Bitter Anderson Valley Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6.8%
(1) Special ESB Ska Brewing Co. Special/Best/Premium Bitter 5.8%
(1) Motor Boat SweetWater Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.6%
(0) Hoppe Southern Tier Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 8.5%
(0) Double Bluff Blackjack Beers Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.8%
(0) The Wise ESB Elysian Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.9%
(0) Rainbow Trout ESB Foothills Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 4.5%
(0) St. Peter's English Ale St. Peter's Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(0) Anvil ESB AleSmith Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.5%
(0) 100 Barrel Series #38 Docesna Harpoon Brewery Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6.1%
(0) Second Street ESB Second Street Brewery Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.5%
(0) The River Blackjack Beers Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.9%
(2) Sawtooth Ale Left Hand Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.3%
(0) Courage Directors Wells & Young's Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.8%
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