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.
This Americanized British pale ale is named for it’s amber hue; a product of the use of caramel and crystal malts. This style is one of the most popular in America as it is brewed to be sessionable and easy drinking.
This easy drinking beer is neither hop heavy or malt favored. Some light lagers or ale like to call themselves blonde beers because of their color but don’t be mistaken as a true blond has full flavors of bread and biscuit and mild fruity hops.