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American Strong Ale

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      All about American strong ale

      What's an American strong ale?

      American strong ale is a broad term that encompasses many different beer styles, and these ales are definitely strong. The average alcohol by volume percentage is 8. The hop bitterness is high but well-balanced with a distinctive malty flavor. Based on the malt type, you can perceive notes of toffee and raisin.

      This beer style is an American interpretation of British strong ales, and brewers mostly use American hops and malts. In addition, the American version of strong ales tends to have a stronger hop aroma. The color can vary from amber to dark gold. Some popular craft ale styles, such as American Black Ale and American Red Ale, are similar. The line between all these styles is somewhat blurry.

      American strong ale vs. IPA

      Both these American strong beers and Indian pale ales (IPAs) are hoppy, right? The difference between the two styles is that while IPAs are all about hops, strong ales also have a noticeable malt flavor. The balance between malts and hops creates a flavor profile that is way more complex than the one of an IPA. American strong ale vs. barleywine

      American strong ales tend to be less strong than barleywines, although the two styles are similar for both their appearance and taste. There is also a difference in the production process as barleywines typically undergo a longer boiling stage than strong ales. Unlike ales, many barleywines also undergo an aging process that imparts them their characteristic wine-like flavor profile. Lastly, barleywines tend to have a higher alcohol content than strong ales.

      Browse American strong ales and other beer types from both the Old World and New World. See if Drizly is already in your city or click this handy link to browse liquor stores near you.