American Pale Ale

American Pale Ale

Like most American styles these pale ales have taken the base of British pale ales and added a punch of North American hops. Unlike an IPA this style has a more pronounced malt backbone with lots of caramel and toffee flavours.

Colour– dark gold, copper to light brown

Aroma– caramel, brown sugar, pine, citrus, floral,

Flavour– caramel, raisin, prunes, pine, citrus, geranium, verbena

Mouthfeel– medium body, soft

Finish– short, little lingering bitterness

ABV– 4.5- 6.2%

Food Pairings– burgers, grilled foods, roasted foods, quinoa, Thai food, citrus dressed salads

Cheese Pairings– cheddar, aged hard cheeses

Dessert Pairings– apple desserts, maple desserts, caramel desserts

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