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.
4.0 GPA Bull & Bush Brewery 7.36
420 Extra Pale Ale Sweetwater Brewing Company 7.60
Airglow Hop Butcher For The World 7.63
Alemerica the Beautiful Hop Butcher For The World 9.14
Alpha King Three Floyds Brewing Company 8.76
American Pale Ale Stoudts Brewing Company 8.06
Angry Planet Pale Ale Flat Earth Brewing Company 7.08
Berghoff Backyard Ale Minhas Craft Brewery 7.60
Birchwood Ale Northwoods Brewpub and Grill 3.33
Blood Orange Guppy Pipeworks Brewing Company 8.53
Bonafide Legit Short's Brewing Company 6.96
Burning River Great Lakes Brewing Company 8.00