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The classic Pale Ale is generally a deep-golden to copper colored, hop-forward ale with a balanced malt profile. This style specifically represents all generic Pale Ales (sometime called International Pale Ale) which are marketed as such and which cannot be defined as a specific "regional" Pale Ale style such as the American Pale Ale. This also includes beers marketed as Extra Pale Ale (XPA), a non-defined style that usually sits between an American Pale Ale and an India Pale Ale, a hop forward beer and generally more intense than an APA but not as hop-forward as an IPA. Sometimes, the XPA also refers to a session-strength or simply paler Pale Ale.