pale ale


Definition of 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 Several staple beers will remain on tap year-round, including IPAs, American pale ale, wheat beers and kettle sours, and the business will regularly introduce new beers to keep things interesting. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "To combine their love of beer and science, two brothers plan to open a West Allis microbrewery," 2 Dec. 2020 His second was Bangin’ Bhangra, a pale ale with Amarillo and Centennial hops, grapefruit rind and citrus. Susan Dunne,, "Ravi Patel bring flavors of South Asia to craft brews at his Other Desi Beer Co.," 1 Apr. 2021 League hazy pale ale in 2019 as an option for health-conscious drinkers, with sales up nearly 50% in the last year, according to NielsenIQ. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Beer after a workout? Brewers take a cue from Gatorade and add electrolytes into lower alcohol brews," 15 Mar. 2021 Again, a hoppy pale ale is likely to contain more of these bitter acids than a basic lager. Lauren Corona,, "Does beer have any health benefits?," 22 Mar. 2021 The next night, guests sipped sparkling rosé and India pale ale as music echoed from dueling DJs on two expansive, fourth-floor decks., "A brand new Boston, even whiter than the old," 11 Dec. 2017 The brewery has added hard seltzer Blur Champagne Bubbles and TUPPS R.I.P. 2020, a double dry-hopped India pale ale, to its growing offerings. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "McKinney’s TUPPS Brewery has 2 new drinks to toast the new year," 31 Dec. 2020 In addition to more beers in restaurants, bars, and convenience stores, Druid City will have more time to brew new varieties of beer, instead of solely focusing on trying maintain their core four brews: IPA, pale ale, porter, and wheat. Ben Flanagan |, al, "Druid City Brewing streaming marathon fundraiser with 20-plus acts," 18 Dec. 2020 The Juicy Gossip, a 4.7%-ABV juicy pale ale with light citrus and tropical notes, and a soft bitterness on the finish. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, "Top 5 Michigan craft beer holiday packs to get you through the rest of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of pale ale

1695, in the meaning defined above

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19 Apr 2021

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“Pale ale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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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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