pale ale


Definition of pale ale 

: a usually medium-colored very dry heavily hopped ale

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Readers rant about Safeco beer selection, rave about kayak help RANT To the beer concessions at Safeco Field for offering a dozen different kinds of IPA and pale ale drafts and almost nothing else. Seattle Times Readers, The Seattle Times, "Rant & Rave: More beer at Mariners games, please," 9 Oct. 2018 Known for its West Coast-style citrusy pale ales, 250 of Rhinegeist's employees are based in Cincinnati. Alexander Coolidge,, "Top Workplaces Cincinnati: Passion, mission, recognition propel 21 new companies to list," 7 June 2018 In 1981 Grossman followed with his own piece of the revolution, introducing an unlikely flagship: a pale ale that would differentiate him in the market. Josh Noel,, "How Goose Island sale to Anheuser-Busch changed craft beer; new book by Tribune beer writer Josh Noel," 9 May 2018 On the beverage front, Puesto has agave spirits, a handful of signature cocktails, as well as a custom pale ale called Canta Birra, made with cantaloupe. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Here’s what an $8 million Bay Area restaurant looks like," 18 May 2018 More than 10 local breweries are bringing lagers, pilsners and pale ales to the scenic garden for a night that promises to be a good time. Anchorage Daily News, "This week in Anchorage: Incubus, Girdwood Forest Fair and beer in the Alaska Botanical Garden," 6 July 2018 Expect a single-hop pale ale featuring Mosaic hops at the festival. John Verive, Los Angeles Magazine, "10 New L.A. Breweries That Should Be on Your Beer Week Radar," 11 June 2018 Look for their rye pale ale and traditional porter at the fest. John Verive, Los Angeles Magazine, "10 New L.A. Breweries That Should Be on Your Beer Week Radar," 11 June 2018 Americans took all but two medals, the exceptions being a silver for a Scottish-style ale from Drive Beer S.R.L., a division of Italy’s Birra Morena; and a gold bestowed on an American-style pale ale from Tijuana’s Insurgente. Peter Rowe,, "Is the world still coming to the San Diego International Beer Festival?," 24 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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