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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) Honker's Ale Goose Island Beer Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.2%
(0) Sixex Joseph Holt Ltd. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6%
(1) Winter Storm Heavy Seas Beer Extra Special/Strong Bitter 7.5%
(0) Summit Extra Pale Ale Summit Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5.2%
(0) JW Lees Bitter JW Lees & Co Brewers Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4%
(0) Stowaway Hydes Brewery Ltd Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.1%
(0) New Deck Blackjack Beers Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.2%
(0) Breckenridge ESB Breckenridge Brewery Extra Special/Strong Bitter 7.8%
(0) Black Sheep Ale Black Sheep Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.4%
(0) St. Peter's Organic Ale St. Peter's Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.5%
(0) Battery Hill Craggie Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.2%
(0) Harvest Ale Goose Island Beer Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.7%
(0) First Deal Blackjack Beers Standard/Ordinary Bitter 4.4%
(0) Hitachino Nest Pale Ale Kiuchi Brewery Standard/Ordinary Bitter 5.5%
(0) The Wise ESB Elysian Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.9%
(0) Big Fog ESB Great Northern Brewing Co. Extra Special/Strong Bitter 6%
(0) Very Bad Elf Ridgeway Brewing Co. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 7.5%
(0) Green Man ESB Green Man Brewery Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.5%
(0) Huvila ESB Malmgård Brewery Extra Special/Strong Bitter 5.2%
(0) Joseph Holt Smooth Joseph Holt Ltd. Standard/Ordinary Bitter 3.8%
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