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


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







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






Beau’s Brewing Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale
$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
$16-19 (6-pack cans) CSPC 751444






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