12 Pale Ales You Need To Try In CVille!

by Jerry Miller, Publisher

1. Primal Instinct, Wild Wolf Brewing Company

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2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, Virginia 22958
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An American IPA, Primal Instinct exhibits the best qualities of American-grown hops. With five blended malts, this blend imparts robust aromatic and tasting notes of tropical citrus and resiny pine.

2. Stickin’ In My IPA, Champion Brewing Company

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324 6th St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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A west-coast style rye IPA, made with legendary punk band NOFX. Brewed with spicy rye and a boatload of Simcoe and Falconer’s Flight hops, this is one dank pale ale.

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3. Full Nelson Pale Ale, Blue Mountain Brewery

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9519 Critzers Shop Rd, Afton, Virginia 22920
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This flagship Virginia Pale Ale features a balanced malt body followed by a burst of American hop flavor and aroma. Citrusy, floral and highly sessionable!

4. Acoustic Kitty, South Street Brewery

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106 W South St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Acoustic Kitty is an Oat Double IPA with characteristics of light caramel malt, smooth oat and dank hops, with a deep copper color.

5. Eight Point IPA, Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967
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This pale bronze beer is medium in body with intense hop flavor and aroma. Brewed in the style of the “west coast” with robust hop character coming from American grown varieties of hops.

6. Northern Lights, Starr Hill Brewery

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5391 Three Notch’d Rd, Crozet, Virginia 22932
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A newly enhanced version of a classic American-style India Pale Ale, Northern Lights is characterized by its full-flavored bitterness and poignant citrus-floral aroma. A perfect blend of barley and hops makes this a very balanced IPA.

7. “10* Farmers” Pale Ale, Three Notch’d Brewing Company

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946 Grady Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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15 different growers took part in this special wet-hopped brew. These farmers have really left their mark with this crisp, refreshing HPA, leaving you with a unique citrus and floral profile from the almost 400 lbs. of locally grown Virginia Cascade hops.

8. C’Ville on the Rye’z IPA, C’Ville Brew Co

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705 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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C’Ville on the Rye’z IPA is a deep golden rye with a thick head that lasts till the final sip while slightly lacing the glass. Intense nose of sweet citrus and pine with a touch of spice. Big citrus hop profile from the massive dosing of Cascade, with spicy notes from the rye. Beer finishes with a seemingly everlasting sweet hop flavor and a dry mouthfeel.

9. Hop Grove, South Street Brewery

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106 W South St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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A Tropical IPA, Hop Grove has light tangerine-orange color and a balanced malt profile that compliments the American hops and juicy fruit flavor.

10. A Hopwork Orange, Blue Mountain Brewery

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9519 Critzers Shop Rd, Afton, Virginia 22920
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Light crystal malt with a heavy hand of Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial hops complemented by natural orange flavoring.

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11. The Gray Ghost American Pale Ale, Three Notch’d Brewing Company

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946 Grady Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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With an ambush of dry hops, this crisp, refreshing, summertime beer goes down smooth with a soft, rounded-out blend of hops backed with a slight caramel sweetness. What sets this beer apart from other pale ales is the highly aggressive dry-hopping method using all four hops, which gives the beer an exploding bouquet of fresh hop aroma and flavor without all the bitterness.

12. Striped Bass Pale Ale, Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967
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Golden in color with a light body and pleasant hop bouquet of traditional German hops blended with the intense citrus of American hop varieties.

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