Lighter in color than English Pale Ale, and distinguished by the use of American hops, which have higher bitterness and aroma than English counterparts.
Medium body, less caramel than English Pale. Medium to high hop rate with corresponding aroma. Pale golden to deep amber in color. May have some fruity esters. No diacetyl. Moderate to high carbonation.
American 2-row Pale Malt. Crystal malt. American hops. Dry hopping for aroma. American ale yeast. Low carbonate water. Small portion of specialty grains.
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