So I’m really late writing up Thursday Night Beer Brawl 4 - American Pale Ale. Here it is Monday night, and I’m just getting to this… oh well. So last Thursday we splurged with 5 brands of Pale ale and we were all hoping it was going to go better then last weeks Witt brawl. American Pale Ale’s are characterized as a cleaner crisper ale then the British counterparts. The American Pale Ales are also notably heavy on the hops and tend to have taste notes of Citrus, Pine nuts, and Caramel.