pale ale


Definition of pale ale

: a usually medium-colored very dry heavily hopped ale

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Steadfast also offers a pale ale, IPA, and blonde ale. Brierley Horton,, "8 Best Gluten-Free Beers You'll Want to Stock Up On," 27 June 2019 The nonprofit brewery has teamed with NJ Farms to make a pale ale using the farm’s full-spectrum hemp oil. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Finnegans’ hemp oil beer is the first of its kind in Minnesota — and it’s good," 25 June 2019 Pasta with meat sauce: American amber lager or Belgian pale ale. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Benchmark Brewing’s final bow," 20 June 2019 Ride the river on a beer-themed canoe trip Ready to paddle for your pale ale? Monica Parpal Stockbridge, The Know, "5 summer adventures crafted around craft beer," 12 June 2019 The pale ale has a great hop aroma that excites the palate, like the smoke at a barbecue joint. Eric Velasco,, "8 tasty Birmingham beer and barbecue pairings," 6 June 2019 And if the Celery City USA American pale ale is available, ask for a taste. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Myriad options await National Cheese Day revelers in Central Florida," 4 June 2019 The new Silver Spring House has also partnered with Sprecher Brewery in presenting their own lager and India pale ale. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Newly-renovated Silver Spring House maintains historic feel but customers will notice changes, including the menu," 27 Apr. 2018 Lucky's has 10 signature brews on tap, from a pale ale to stout. Nikki Delamotte,, "Lucky's Market opens second store in Ohio at Cleveland's Shoppes on Clifton (photos)," 15 May 2018

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1708, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pale ale

: a type of ale that has a pale color and a somewhat bitter taste

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