American Pale Ale - APA

History of American Pale Ale - APA

American Pale Ale is a beer style pioneered by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, a brewery from USA. The American craft beer movement soon took this style as a way to differentiate themselves from the commercial lager. One of the diferential points was the use of Cascade hops, a variety developed in the 70s by Oregon State University.

What is a American Pale Ale - APA ?

American Pale Ale (APA) is a refreshing and hoppy, ale, with enough supporting malts to guarantee drinkability. Hops can range from traditional to modern American hops. Appearance is pale to light amber, and flavours and aromas are hoppy with floral and fruity notes. It is lighter and cleaner than English Pale Ales, and more accesible that modern day American IPA's.