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Best English Pale Ales ranked by the 2011 U.S. Open Beer Championship

This Top Ten List English Pale Ales is from America's Best and Top Ten and from the results of the 2011 United States Open Beer Championship
1. Mirror Pond Pale Ale - Deschutes Brewery
2. Pale Ale - Matt Tucker - Homebrewer
3. Full Sail Pale Ale - Full Sail Brewing
4. Hurricane Reef Pale Ale - Florida Beer Company - Florida
5. Saranac Pale Ale - F.X. Matt Brewing Company - New York
Kentucy Ale - Lexington Brewing Company - Kentucky
7. Mauna Kea Pale Ale - Hawai'i Nui Brewing - Hawaii
8. Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery - New York
9. Pick Axe Pale Ale - Tommyknocker Brewery - Colorado
10. Schlafly Pale Ale - St. Louis Brewery - Missouri

English Pale Ale
Classic English pale ales are golden to copper colored and display earthy, herbal English-variety hop character. Note that “earthy, herbal English-variety hop character” is the perceived end, but may be a result of the skillful use of hops of other national origins. Medium to high hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma should be evident. This medium-bodied pale ale has low to medium malt flavor and arom Low caramel character is allowable. Fruity-ester flavors and aromas are moderate to strong. Chill haze may be in evidence only at very cold temperatures. The absence of diacetyl is desirable, though, diacetyl (butterscotch character) is acceptable and characteristic when at very low levels.
OG: 1.044-1.056
FG: 1.008-1.016
Alcohol by Weight: 3.5-4.2%
IBU: 20-40
Color SRM: 5-14

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