10.A - American Pale Ale (BJCP 2008)


Description

Refreshing and hoppy, yet with sufficient supporting malt. An American adaptation of English pale ale, reflecting indigenous ingredients (hops, malt, yeast, and water). Often lighter in color, cleaner in fermentation by-products, and having less caramel flavors than English counterparts. There is some overlap in color between American pale ale and American amber ale. The American pale ale will generally be cleaner, have a less caramelly malt profile, less body, and often more finishing hops.


Profile

Aroma: Usually moderate to strong hop aroma from dry hopping or late kettle additions of American hop varieties. A citrusy hop character is very common, but not required. Low to moderate maltiness supports the hop presentation, and may optionally show small amounts of specialty malt character (bready, toasty, biscuity). Fruity esters vary from moderate to none. No diacetyl. Dry hopping (if used) may add grassy notes, although this character should not be excessive.
Appearance: Pale golden to deep amber. Moderately large white to off-white head with good retention. Generally quite clear, although dry-hopped versions may be slightly hazy.
Flavor: Usually a moderate to high hop flavor, often showing a citrusy American hop character (although other hop varieties may be used). Low to moderately high clean malt character supports the hop presentation, and may optionally show small amounts of specialty malt character (bready, toasty, biscuity). The balance is typically towards the late hops and bitterness, but the malt presence can be substantial. Caramel flavors are usually restrained or absent. Fruity esters can be moderate to none. Moderate to high hop bitterness with a medium to dry finish. Hop flavor and bitterness often lingers into the finish. No diacetyl. Dry hopping (if used) may add grassy notes, although this character should not be excessive.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light to medium body. Carbonation moderate to high. Overall smooth finish without astringency often associated with high hopping rates.


Ingredients

Pale ale malt, typically American two-row. American hops, often but not always ones with a citrusy character. American ale yeast. Water can vary in sulfate content, but carbonate content should be relatively low. Specialty grains may add character and complexity, but generally make up a relatively small portion of the grist. Grains that add malt flavor and richness, light sweetness, and toasty or bready notes are often used (along with late hops) to differentiate brands.


Examples

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Stone Pale Ale, Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale, Bear Republic XP Pale Ale, Anderson Valley Poleeko Gold Pale Ale, Deschutes Mirror Pond, Full Sail Pale Ale, Three Floyds X-Tra Pale Ale, Firestone Pale Ale, Left Hand Brewing Jackman's Pale Ale


Ranges

Data Min. Max.
Original gravity 1.045 1.060
Final gravity 1.010 1.015
Bitterness 30.0 IBU 45.0 IBU
Color 9.8 EBC 27.6 EBC
Alcohol 4.50 ° 6.20 °


Recipes on Zython (38)

Session de juillet
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
4.0% 27 IBU 50.0 l martyn
24/06/2017
Recyclage Pain
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.2% 35 IBU 21.0 l Thomasito
22/06/2017
SMASHed
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.7% 43 IBU 4.0 l hiroshiman
12/06/2017
Smash Citra
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.3% 35 IBU 20.0 l ajja
06/06/2017
Pale ale
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
0.0% 0 IBU 25.0 l Simon247
10/05/2017
Toddler light
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.2% 27 IBU 24.0 l juldsc
19/04/2017
Brewdog Jack Hammer (as BCB)
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.7% 68 IBU 69.0 l syrinx
21/03/2017
Toddler
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.2% 54 IBU 23.0 l manu
18/03/2017
L'Impasse Pale Ale
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.5% 0 IBU 20.0 l Nagash
28/01/2017
TopModAle
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.9% 20 IBU 51.0 l Stef49
14/01/2017
Sabaudia
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.3% 37 IBU 20.0 l ajja
14/01/2017
Smash Blonde Fuggle WILLO
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
4.8% 36 IBU 20.0 l ajja
05/01/2017
La Fainoumême
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.6% 31 IBU 20.0 l chewbap
14/06/2016
hop hop hop 014
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.6% 46 IBU 15.0 l twofrenchmen
28/03/2016
citraamalescouilles 013
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
4.9% 37 IBU 15.0 l twofrenchmen
22/03/2016
SMASH Columbus
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.1% 30 IBU 50.0 l bnp
08/03/2016
American Pale Ale
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
4.8% 27 IBU 65.0 l bnp
08/03/2016
mustang
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
0.0% 0 IBU 20.0 l ol07
25/02/2016
mustang
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
0.0% 0 IBU 20.0 l ol07
25/02/2016
Ivanhoe American Pale Ale
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
6.4% 47 IBU 19.0 l enso
08/02/2016
La bouchée
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
0.4% 31 IBU 40.0 l martyn
04/02/2016
Bras de Fer Chinook
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.6% 35 IBU 25.0 l Stijn
22/01/2016
Ivanhoe American Pale Ale
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
6.4% 47 IBU 19.0 l ensowhat
17/01/2016
first go
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
7.3% 31 IBU 10.0 l twofrenchmen
22/12/2015
galaxy pond 006
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
6.1% 37 IBU 15.0 l twofrenchmen
21/12/2015
centennial blonde 007
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
4.2% 35 IBU 15.0 l twofrenchmen
21/12/2015
2
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
4.9% 0 IBU 4.5 l Ololduck
02/10/2015
Smash Chinook
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.9% 71 IBU 500.0 l gwenolito
31/08/2015
1 (APA)
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.7% 48 IBU 5.0 l Ololduck
27/08/2015
Orbiter American Pale Ale
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.2% 58 IBU 19.0 l enso
21/05/2015
Pamela Anderson 4 (Big Naturals edition)
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.6% 39 IBU 42.0 l martyn
20/12/2014
American Givr'Ale
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
4.8% 103 IBU 50.0 l Maxime
05/11/2014
XX Bitter ChiCha
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
4.8% 80 IBU 50.0 l martyn
08/09/2014
Magdalena
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
6.4% 48 IBU 4.0 l spenali
01/05/2014
NeoPouyolaise
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.5% 38 IBU 51.0 l martyn
11/10/2013
TopModAle
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.9% 20 IBU 51.0 l martyn
20/07/2013
Pamela Anderson 3
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
4.6% 38 IBU 50.0 l martyn
09/03/2013
Pamela Anderson
All grain- 10.A - American Pale Ale
5.2% 41 IBU 47.0 l martyn
22/09/2012


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