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.
Headwaters Pale Ale Victory Brewing Company 8.94
HHG APA Central Waters Brewing Company 9.24
HI-5 IPA Terrapin Brewing Company 6.48
Homerun APA Haverhill Brewery 6.48
Hop Harvest Central Waters Brewing Company 7.00
Hop Hazard Pale Ale River Horse Brewing Company 7.00
Hop Trip Deschutes Brewery 7.35
Hopalicious Ale Asylum 8.47
Hopdinger O'so Brewing Company 8.00
Hurricane Reef Pale Ale Florida Beer Company 5.00
Invasion Cigar City Brewing 8.71
Iron Horse Fargo Brewing Company 7.76