The pale ale is a top-fermented beer style that belongs to the main category of ale . Pale ale has its origins in England, where it first appeared at the end of the 18th century. "Pale" means "light" in English, which explains its pale color.
With an alcohol content of approx. 4 - 8%, a pale ale is not as strong, but has less hop bitterness than the India Pale Ale (IPA) . Nevertheless, a pale ale is a hoppy beer, which means that an IBU (International Bitterness Unit) range of 20 to 50 can be estimated.
The American Pale Ale (Yankee & Kraut - Eden) , Strong Pale Ale, English Bitter, Session Pale Ale (Brewdog - Dead Pony Club) and India Pale Ale (Espiga - Garage) are other beer styles that have developed from the Pale Ale .