The Civil Life American Pale Ale

Brewed by The Civil Life Brewing Company
St. Louis, Missouri USA
5% American Pale Ale | 16 Ratings | Special Release |
American Pale Ales hold a special place in the Halls o Beerdom. Immigrant brewers definitely broke with some Old World traditions, but after so many generations, APA has become a tradition unto itself. Strong, smooth and elegantly simple, featuring pale malt, a dash of caramel, and pungent New World hops. Crisp grain sweetness balanced by fruity hops. Freshly-baked whole wheat bread, tall grass, wild flowers, ruby red grapefruit, black currant, cantaloupe. Enjoy our uniquely nuanced patriotic ale. Place your hand over your heart and recite: MY PINT TIS OF THEE! GREAT MALT OF LIBERTY! OF THEE I DRINK!

FOR THE NERDS:
ABV: 5.0%
Colour: hazy medium amber with an off-white head, long-lasting with lace
BJCP Style: 10A. American Pale Ale
Notable Ingredients: Pale two-row barley malt, red wheat malt, diverse specialty malts and hops including Cascade, Galena and Ahtanum

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