pale ale


: a usually medium-colored, very dry ale with a strong flavor of hops see also india pale ale

Examples of pale ale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gold, silver, and bronze medals are given to the three best brews in each category, which included nine varieties of pale ales, 15 IPAs, five non-alcoholic options, two types of root beer, and countless others. Addy Bink, The Hill, 9 July 2024 When the Israelis were bombing Lebanon and Hezbollah was launching rockets into Israel, Hajjar started selling pale ales, porters, and wheat beers to a populace that believed beer could only be like Amstel or Laziza, both light lager beers made in what might be called the international style. Steve Hindy, Foreign Affairs, 27 Aug. 2015 The beer program recently got a welcome overhaul: try The Kernel’s Table Beer, a low-ABV, high-impact pale ale made up the road in Bermondsey. Will Hawkes, Saveur, 29 May 2024 The beer list, last updated on Thursday, ranges from IPAs and pale ales to lagers and stouts. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 2 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for pale ale 

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Word History

First Known Use

1695, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pale ale was in 1695

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“Pale ale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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