American pale ale


American pale ale

Infobox beer style
name = American Pale Ale
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yeast = Top-fermenting
alcohol = 4.5% - 6.0%
color = 5 - 14
bitterness = 30 - 45+
originalgravity = 1.045 - 1.060
finalgravity = 1.010 - 1.015
maltpercentage =
examples =
*Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
*New Glarus Brewing Company's Organic Revolution
*Saranac Pale Ale
*Stoudt's American Pale Ale
*Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale
*Mill Street Tankhouse Ale
*Goose Island Honker's Ale
*Summit Extra Pale
*New River Pale Ale
*Rogue Juniper Pale Ale
*Boulevard Brewing Company Pale Ale
*Anchor Liberty Ale
*Tuckerman Brewing Company Pale Ale
*Empyrean Brewing Company Burning Skye Scottish Ale
*Schlafly Dry Hopped APA

American Pale Ale (APA) is a style of American beer based at least originally on beers of the British pale ale tradition. They are pale to amber in color and generally their flavor and aroma is centered around the citrusy and pine character of American hops with caramel-like malt flavors and fruity esters from the ale yeast playing a supporting role. [http://www.bjcp.org/styles04/Category10.html#style10A] The style evolved in tandem with a renewed interest in ales and the insurgence of microbreweries in the United States which brought about a new focus on American hops. [http://www.howtobrew.com/section4/chapter19-3.html]

Related Styles

*Pale Ale
*Bitter
*India Pale Ale


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