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American Pale Ale Gold Medal Winners - GABF 2000-2009

These are the American Pale Ale winners from 2000-2009 at the Great American Beer Festival.
2009 Gold: Sweetgrass IPA, Grand Teton Brewing Co., Victor, ID
2008 Gold: Mission Street Pale, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA
2007 Gold: Firestone Pale 31, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA
2006 Gold: Tumble Off Pale Ale, Barley Brown’s Brew Pub, Baker City, OR
2005 Gold: Pale Nectar, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA
2004 Gold: Duckdive Pale Ale, Bill's Tavern & Brewhouse, Cannon Beach, OR
2003 Gold: Pale Nectar, Nectar Ales, Paso Robles, CA
2002 Gold: Rye Pale Ale, Terrapin Beer Company - Athens, GA
2001 Gold: SLO Brewing Co Extra Pale Ale, SLO Brewing - Paso Robles, CA
2000 Gold: "Telemark" IPA, Backcountry Brewery - Frisco, CO

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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