|Pale Ale - English
Classic English Pale Ales are not pale but rather are golden to copper colored and display English variety hop character. Distinguishing characteristics are dryness and defined hop taste, but more malt balance than what you'll typically find in an American Pale Ale. Great to drink with all sorts of meats including roast beef, lamb, burgers, duck, goose, etc. 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, borne of the multitude of pale ales that pay homage to these bottled bitters - Bass in particular - and therefore the majority of true examples of the style are found outside Britain.
Top Beers of the Style
Surly Xtra-Citra Pale Ale (3.632083)
Pipeworks At Her Majesty's Pleasure (3.606015)
Fuller's Past Masters 1909 Pale Ale (3.531095)
Gigantic / Three Floyds Axes of Evil (3.517588)
La Cumbre Pyramid Rock Amber Ale (3.510645)