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American Pale Ale

The American Pale Ale became a classic within the American Craft Beer movement. Dominated by American hop varieties, Cascade being the most traditional, APA’s showcase aroma’s and flavor’s of pine and citrus with a low to medium caramel malty backbone. American Pale Ale’s tend to be cleaner and crisper than the more malty and balanced British renditions.

American Pale Ale
Local Examples:

Barrelhouse – Pale Ryder
Figueroa Mountain – Pale Ale
Firestone Walker – Pale 31
Tap It – APA

Classic Examples:

Anchor – Liberty Ale
Deschutes – Mirror Pond
Oskar Blues – Dale’s Pale
Sierra Nevada – Pale Ale

Notable Examples:

Alpine – Hoppy Birthday
Maine Beer Co. – MO
Russian River – Row 2/Hill 56
Three Floyds – Zombie Dust

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