Hot. Damned hot. I need something light, but not so light that it has no flavor (i.e. Lagers/Pislners). So what do I reach for? A Saison? Hmmm, maybe, darned filling though. A Pale Ale? Ahhh, yeah, now that is more like it. A typical Pale Ale will be light, a bit citrusy with the hops and lower alcohol, perfect for a grilled burger on a hot day. But which?
Rate Beer has released their top 10 list of their highest rated Pale Ales for summertime consumption. So if you wish to jump onto the Pale Ale trail, this would be a good place to start.
1 Three Floyds Alpha King 100
2 Maine Beer MO 99
3 Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale 98
4 Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale 98
5 Maine Beer Peeper Ale 97
6 Evil Twin Sønderho Hipster Ale 97
7 Deschutes Hop Trip 97
8 AleSmith X 97
9 Epic Copper Cone Pale Ale 97
10 Mikkeller K:rlek 97
Enjoy your 4th of July weekend. - Bon