|Pale Ale - English
The English Pale Ale is a golden to copper colored, malty, hop-forward ale and display English variety hop character. Distinguishing characteristics are dryness and defined hop taste, but with more malt balance than what you'll typically find in an American Pale Ale. Note that the term 'pale ale' is used in England to signify a bottled bitter, and in that way there is no such thing as 'English Pale Ale' to the English. The style is a North American construct, born of the multitude of pale ales that pay homage to these bottled bitters and therefore the majority of true examples of the style are found outside UK.
Top Beers of the Style
Surly Xtra-Citra Pale Ale (3.630469)
Pipeworks At Her Majesty's Pleasure (3.606015)
Fuller's Past Masters 1909 Pale Ale (3.537118)
Jackie O's / Yellow Springs Green Flowers (3.518104)
Gigantic / Three Floyds Axes of Evil (3.517588)