Pale Ales

Pale Ales are definitely a hop-forward beer style. Though not usually as aggressively hopped or bitter as their big brother, the IPA, they do tend to have a solid hop presence. The line between Pale Ales and IPAs is becoming more and more obscured these days with many brewers producing quite bitter Pale Ales, and IPA’s that have more of a mild bitterness choosing instead to focus on the fruity characteristics of specific hop varietals – so who’s to say – it’s all about a brewer’s interpretation and the consumer’s palate. Winning this category this year was Stanley Park Brewing’s Windstorm Pale Ale. The beer has a nice fruity hop aroma, with a hint of pine and some light toast. Kirk Bodnar

BEST IN CLASS

Stanley Park Brewing Windstorm
Canada
$16-19 (6-pack bottles) CSPC 767282

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Alley Kat Full Moon Pale Ale
Alberta, Canada
$16-19 (6-pack bottles) CSPC 903922

 

 

 

 

 

Beau’s Brewing Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale
Canada
$8-10 (600mL bottle) CSPC 792388

 

 

 

 

 

Mill Street Honest Bucker Pale Ale
Alberta, Canada
On Tap Only

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Island Brewing SandyAss Pale Ale
Alberta, Canada
On Tap
CSPC 788023

 

 

 

 

Whistler Brewing Co. Function Junction Pale Ale Canada
$5-7 (500mL bottle) CSPC 785531

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Island Brewing 9 Mile Session Ale
Alberta, Canada
On Tap CSPC 786178

 

 

 

 

 

Deep Cove Method West Coast Pale Ale Canada
$7-9 (650mL bottle) CSPC 791128

 

 

 

 

 

Phillips Blue Buck
Canada
$16-19 (6-pack cans) CSPC 751444

 

 

 

 

 

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