Now we are getting our own second chance to write about the inaugural beer in the series (from fall of 2016), since Clever Hoppy Name XPA is actually a re-release of that recipe in pint cans.Read more
One of the most popular members of the ale family.
Pale ale is warm fermented, and brewed with pale malts, which create its lighter color. And by lighter color, that’s in comparison to other darker ales in existence during the 1700’s when it was first brewed.
Many styles of beer are technically pale ales, but unless its an ale with the word “pale” in the title, check our “Other Ales” section.
We try to grab Thorn Brewing Co. beers whenever we see them on tap. Now, thanks to their new distribution deal with Stone, we have a choice of 4 of offerings, straight from our beer fridge.Read more
We are hoping this limited release was really just a beta test for how well received Graveyard’s was, and Pizza Port will add it to their core canned line-up going forward. After all, they are missing a pale ale.Read more
Most of Hess’ core beers are now packaged in their innovative, no-glass-required Open Mike™ cans: Claritas, Habitus, Solis, Grazias, and this beer, Jucundus Orange Honey Wheat.Read more
Lately we have made an effort to stick with reviewing local San Diego beers whenever possible. But when an opportunity presented itself to try a highly regarded out-of-market beer like pseudoSue, we weren’t going to pass it up.Read more
We know Coronado named this pale ale after the outdoor sunshade you take to the beach or camping, but it could have also gone by “Easy Down”, since it was such a crushable beer.Read more
Born Yesterday Pale Ale’s fruity tropical hop aroma was both matched, and surpassed, when it came down to its amazing wet hop flavor. With a slight malt profile, Lagunitas put the freshest of hops on center stage for all to enjoy.Read more
We love it when a beer lives up to its billing, and when Great Divide put “grassy” and “bright” on the label, they certainly meant it!Read more
This is our list of Top 10 California Pale Ales. These are not wheat-based, blondes, or seasonal — just straight-up year round offerings brewed somewhere in California, regardless of region.Read more
We call Zombie Dust an “internet beer”, since the only ales you constantly see or hear about online besides Bourbon County, Pliny, or Heady Topper is 3 Floyds Zombie Dust. That being said, we are so glad to have finally scored some.Read more
When AleSmith released San Diego Pale Ale 394 last year, they pitched it as a crossover between their X and IPA, but it’s better than either of those. AleSmith absolutely crushed it with this beer, just like Tony Gwynn did with MLB pitching.Read more
Puddle Jumper Pale Ale started sweet and a little malty, with a nip of hops. The finish was a slight hint of pith and bitterness. Simcoe was so evident, we just wish there was more of it.Read more