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3 years 6 months ago #1428 by xenon
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Whats the difference between Pale Ales, IPA's and APA's. Whats better and why? Anyone with an opinion feel free to chime in! No rights or wrongs the style lines are so blurred. Whats important is whats the best. APA's can be Aussie Pale Ales, Aotearoa Pale Ales or American Pale Ales.

I'll go first APA's specifically Aotearoa Pale Ales. Cause I'm a kiwi but really cause its style of a style down here that I get to taste alot. The extra fruity nose and more intense flavour (sorry cant accurately describe it) but there is some malt going on in there that just adds another level of complexity. Favs are Tuatara APA, Epic Armaggedon, Liberty Yakima Monster, Pan Head Vandal. Brown Bear Racer5

I wanna hear so lets hear it :)

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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #1430 by Gash
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I've always thought apa was American pale ale and that's it. Never heard of Aotearoa or Australian Pale Ales, although they are talking of an Australian Ale being added to the BJCP list, which I think would cover Coopers Sparkling and Coopers Pale Ale, it might also include the Aussie style Lagers/Bitters.

APAs are a more hoppier style of a regular Pale Ale. IPAs are stronger in Alcohol and hoppier. There are two basic types of IPA in my opinion the old English style which usually have a good malt backbone and a fair amount of hops, the US West Coast IPAs have much less of a malt backbone, some say none lol but are usually very hop forward.

I like many pale ales that are made in Australia but most are American Pale Ales just made here. I used to like Coopers Pale Ale but now I'm a hop head it just tastes like water, but it's one of the only I've had that I would I guess call an Australian Pale Ale as far as style, but maybe some call our US style Pale Ales Australian just because some use mainly Australian ingredients.

The Lines are very blurry at the moment in the beer world. Some times I like that idea, other times I like to think more traditionally. That's where home brewing comes into it's own, because it doesn't matter as long as it tastes good :D !!

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Brew day tomorrow, should be good, one sleep to go ,cheers. :D

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Sounds like it went well mate, cheers!

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