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.
Trail Head Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon 7.36
Two-Flat Hop Butcher For The World 8.73
Victory Pale Ale Emmett's Brewing Co. 8.30
Wanderer Session India Pale Ale North Peak Brewing Company 8.29
Wild Trail Greenbrier Valley Brewing 6.62
Zero Fucks Given (ZFG) Hidden Springs Ale Works 7.03
Zombie Dust Three Floyds Brewing Company 9.32