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Top Ten American Pale Ales Brewed in the United States

This Top Ten List of  American Pale Ale is from the results of the U.S. Open Beer Championship, Great American Beer Festival, and the

1. Three Floyds Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing - Indiana
2. The Public - DC Brau Brewing - Washington DC
3. Cardinal Pale Ale - Nebraska Brewing - Nebraska
4. 8-Bit Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing - Kansas
5. Lumberyard American Pale Ale - Lumberyard Brewing - Arizona
6. Featherweight Pale - Cannonball Creek Brewing - Colorado
7. Citra Rye Pale Ale - Joseph James Brewing - Nevada
8. Hill Farmstead Edward - Hill Farmstead Brewery - Vermont
9. Toppling Goliath pseudoSue - Toppling Goliath - Iowa
10. Maine Beer MO - Maine Beer Company - Maine

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American Pale Ale
American pale ales range from deep golden to copper in color. The style is characterized by fruity, floral and citrus-like American-variety hop character producing high hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma Note that “floral and citrus-like American-variety hop character” is the perceived end, but may be a result of the skillful use of hops of other national origins. American pale ales have medium body and low to medium maltiness. Low caramel character is allowable. Fruity-ester flavor and aroma should be moderate to strong. Diacetyl should be absent or present at very low levels. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.
OG: 1.044-1.050
FG: 1.008-1.014
Alcohol by Weight: 3.5-4.3%
IBU: 30-42
Color SRM: 6-14

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