American Ales: American Pale Ale

An American take on an English style which is cleaner than the English counterpart. Moderate or better hops, possibility of fruity esters from the yeast, and some malt presence. Pale gold to deep amber with moderate body and equivalent or better carbonation. Shares some characteristics with American Amber Ale.

  • ABV: 4.4%-5.4%
  • ABW: 3.5%-4.3%
  • IBU: 30-50
  • Color (SRM): 4-7
  • Color (EBC): 8-14
  • Original Gravity: 1.044-1.050
  • Original Gravity °P: 11-12.4
  • Final Gravity: 1.008-1.014
  • Final Gravity °P: 2.1-3.6

Style info provided entirely or in part by the Brewers Association 2021 beer style guidelines.

79 American Pale Ale Reviewed

Beer Brewery Rate Avg.
Charlatan Maplewood Brewery & Distillery 8.94
Conduct of Life Hill Farmstead Brewery 9.27
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale Half Acre Beer Company 8.64
Dale's Pale Ale Oskar Blues Grill & Brew 9.00
Dank Meme Triptych Brewing 8.68
Deathly Pale Ale ReaperAle Brewing Company 6.00
Dig New Belgium Brewing Company 8.32
Fort Point Galaxy Dry Hopped Trillium Brewing Company 9.48
Founders Harvest Ale Founders Brewing Company 9.15
Founders Pale Ale Founders Brewing Company 8.00
Grid Hop Butcher For The World 8.04
Guayabera Cigar City Brewing 9.30