Pale Ale

Go beyond the pale, with aromas of berry and citrus, notes of mango, cantaloupe and a crisp, full, finish.

ABV 5.4%

IBU 25

FLAVOR PROFILE

Mango, Berry, Melon

AVAILABILITY

Annual

INGREDIENTS

Malt

Rahr Alix Pale

Hops

Citra, Mosaic, Cashmere

Yeast

American Ale

History

In the nineteenth century, English Pale Ale was born out of a smaller version of the Burton-on-Trent IPA's. English Pales showcase caramel flavors derived from rich malt such as Marris Otter and are balanced by English hops that are known for their herbal notes. In 1979 when Ken Grossman opened Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, he was inspired by the English Pales and made a version with American ingredients. The Cascade hops they brewed with gave way to new flavors such as citrus and pine. This beer helped the craft beer industry emerge and gave birth to the American Pale Ale. This beer, along with many other great examples, has been the cornerstone of what an American Pale is throughout the last couple of decades. In recent years the American Pale has seen another evolution. With the enormous demand and innovation of American IPA, these brewing techniques and dry hopping procedures have found themselves being shared in other beer styles. The new American Pale Ale is dry-hopped at a similar rate as IPA and is bursting with fruity and tropical hop flavors, but drinks easy compared to its big brother IPA.

Tasting Notes

This bright pale ale illuminates golden with crown of white foam.  Fruity aromas of melon, passion fruit, berry, and citrus. Fresh and juicy flavors of mango and cantaloupe. Finishes full, crisp, and satisfying.

Food Pairings

Mexican food, Sweet and sour flavors found in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. White fish such as Halibut, Rock Cod, and Dungeness Crab.  Fruit such as Chutney can play off the fruitiness of the beer.