American Pale Ale Beer Recipes

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American Pale Ale

Quarantine American IPA

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Gregory Radziewicz, owner of Quirky Homebrew Supply, created this American IPA as an additional option for Big Brew 2020.

Radziewicz shares: "During this unique and challenging time we're asking brewers around the world to be part of the virtual Big Brew celebration! Any beer recipe will work, but as a show of support this basic American IPA recipe consists of ingredients you can easily find at every homebrew store. Look to your favorite local store, choose local products, and support the community we all love!"

Quarantine American IPA is an alternative to the official Big Brew 2020 recipe, Pangaea Proxima IPA.

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Majestic Sea Cow American Pale Ale

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Majestic Sea Cow, an American pale ale, earned James Zorn and his brew team the title of champion in the 2019 Capitol Hill Staff Homebrew Competition hosted by the American Homebrewers Association.

Zorn shared the following on his blog about the beer:

Earlier this year, I joined a great new group of coworkers on Capitol Hill. Within weeks, we had made plans to enter into the Capitol Hill Home-brew Competition, but weren't sure what to brew. In true democratic fashion, we setup to do an extensive tasting of styles to choose one that truly represents the people - or at least the handful of us in the office. While not unanimous, the group enjoyed citrusy new american hops and session strength. The natural choice was obvious - American Pale Ale.

But what to call this concoction? In a stroke of genius, we combined our Florida district connection (Manatees) with our committee assignments (Space) and voila The Majestic Sea Cow - Galaxy Hopped Pale Ale!

Michigan-based artist Sloe Gin Gizz (aka Nicole Ray) lent her "Space Manatee" illustration as the label.

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Big Boi’s Booty Sweat American Pale Ale

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Andrew Howell of Clarksville, TN, member of the Clarksville Carboys, won a gold medal in Category #10: American Pale Ale during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Howell’s American Pale Ale was chosen as the best among 312 entries in the category. Read More

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Angie’s Bursting Citra II (AKA Juice)

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This beer recipe is featured in the May/June 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

Homebrewer Nicholas Slay named this pale ale recipe after his wife Angie, whose palate he credits for such an outstanding recipe. Slay’s pale ale went on to earn best of show among nearly 1,000 other entries in the 2017 Minnesota Mashout Competition.

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We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ IBUs

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This beer recipe is featured in the July/August 2019 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

This no-boil recipe from Steve Ruch is designed to be dead simple and requires only minimal investments of time, equipment, ingredients, and effort. The results, however, are anything but ordinary.

With robust hop character and subdued bitterness, this easy ale (or lager) is whipped up in no time!

To learn more about the inspiration behind this beer, read Steve Ruch’s Last Drop article “Brewin’ in a Schoolie” in Zymurgy magazine (July/August 2019).

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The Son of Grapefruit Xtra Pale Ale

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This recipe is featured in the March/April 2019 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Check out all the benefits our members enjoy.

This is a great recipe that I’ve come back to a couple times and brewed in multiple ways. Anytime you need a good drinking beer, this is a go-to, and it is usually affordable. It’s modeled after one of Ghostfish Brewing Co.’s most-awarded flagships, Grapefuit IPA.

Zero Tolerance members demonstrated this beer for a seminar and club night at Homebrew Con. I wanted a recipe that people would find difficult to distinguish between all-grain and extract, but would still be easier to source than other gluten-free recipes.

The toughest part is getting around the flavors that sorghum produces. Many claim to taste a metallic or chlorophenolic “twang” when they try sorghum beers. That is why we rely on grapefruit-tasting Yakima Valley Hops Experimental Grapefruit hops and, optionally, grapefruit peel. By leaning into the flavor distance, we’re making something undesirable desirable.

I suggest using yeast nutrient since dry yeast sometimes has trouble finishing sorghum. It’ll help achieve full attenuation when you do start using grain.

This recipe tastes great with the zest of one grapefruit in secondary. Just soak the zest in vodka while primary fermentation takes place and add the entire tincture to secondary along with the dry hops.

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American Pale Ale

Stone 7th Anniversary Ale

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Get 4 ounces of Ahtanum® hops FREE! Join/Renew by November 21 or while supplies last! This beer recipe from Stone Brewing is a "BIG" version of Stone Pale Ale 1.0. A hefty addition of Ahtanum hops, known for its citrus and floral qualities, in the whirlpool adds an almost spice-like quality to this tasty pale. For more information on Stone 7th Anniversary Ale, visit StoneBrewing.com. This beer recipe was originally featured in the July/August 2006 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Read More

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American Pale Ale

Just Rye’te

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After experiencing 3 Floyds Zombie Dust during a local bottle share and realizing the American pale ale isn't distributed in his home-state of Texas, homebrewer Clifton Ellis set out to create his own version of this "liquid euphoric experience," as he recalls it.

Using clone recipes found online and adding his own twists, Ellis brewed up his Zombie Dust-inspired American pale ale and entered it into the 2016 Blue Bonnet Brew-Off competition. Ellis's recipe earned a gold medal, qualifying him for the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am competition which he entered with Panther Island Brewing (Fort Worth, TX).

The winning streak continued, with Ellis and Panther Island bringing home gold in the prestigious 2016 GABF Pro-Am competition. Learn more about this recipe and the GABF Pro-Am in the article "GABF Pro-Am Competition" by Denny Conn, featured in the January/February 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine

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American Pale Ale

The Charlie Citrus Pale Ale

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Ask any professional brewer how they got started and chances are they’ll mention a homebrew kit.

Kevin Ryan had just that sort of beginning when his fiancée Meredith gifted him a beermaking kit for Valentine’s Day. That kit was the seed that would eventually flourish into Service Brewing Company in Savannah, Georgia. Today, Kevin and Meredith brew and serve craft beer to thirsty patrons while also raising awareness and support for our nation’s veterans and first responders, a cause very important to Kevin who is a West Point graduate and former Army commander.

To celebrate their homebrew roots during American Craft Beer Week 2018, the Service Brewing crew decided to brew a beer in honor of the man who helped guide Kevin down the path of beer making: our own Charlie Papazian! Charlie’s book The Complete Joy of Homebrewing was one of the first brewing books Kevin cracked into, and it kick-started his journey into the world of professional brewing.

The recipe, aptly named “The Charlie,” is a citrus pale ale (CPA… Charlie Papazian… get it?) with a hefty dose of hops and an addition of pink guava. This hop-forward ale will satiate even the hoppiest of hop-heads, and the pink guava puree adds a little extra somethin’-somethin’ to keep your palate excited. And, of course, this recipe includes a hefty helping of relaxation, since Charlie would have it no other way!

Service Brewing Company will tap and pour The Charlie during American Craft Beer Week 2018 (May 14–20, 2018). Find out more about American Craft Beer Week on CraftBeer.com.

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More than 6,000 operating breweries exist in the U.S., and 98 percent are considered small and independent. Service Brewing Company is one of these small and independent craft breweries.

When you’re shopping for beer, look for the independent craft brewer seal. You’ll spot it in a variety of places, including on packaging and labels, at events, on tap handles, menus and websites. This seal signifies a brewery as being small and independent.

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Oregon Super Dank

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Oregon native ingredient American pale ale.

This recipe is featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.

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