American pale ale
This ale is marked by a light colour ranging from gold to light copper. It characteristically makes use of American hops that are very bitter but also aromatic. The crisp is medium to high. Beers of this style are perfectly suited to grilled meat and burgers, but also salads and sushi.
India pale ale
The style is characterised by an intensive hoppy aroma and flavour. Strong hopping was originally used to preserve the beer during long voyages at sea. Beers of this style have a colour ranging from gold to copper, and there are distinctive aromatic components of hops in both the bouquet and the flavour – citrus, fruit, and tree sap. The malty flavour is lower. The end of a mouthful is very bitter and dry. The crisp is medium. Beers of this style are suited to Indian cuisine and very spicy meals with chilli.
Black IPA (India pale ale)
The style is characterised by a high hoppiness at the level of an IPA style. The beer is marked by a high alcohol content and a distinctive roasted malt aroma. The beer’s fullness tends to be medium. It is normally hopped when cold. It is normally cold hopped.
English pale ale
The colour is gold to copper. The use of English hops is characteristic. Beers of this style are drier. Unlike the American pale ale style, however, they are more malty and the crisp is lower. Beers of this style are perfectly suited to all types of meat, e.g. roast beef, lamb, hamburgers, duck and goose, etc.
A style that comes from brewing companies that wanted to differentiate this beer from other fine beers by using more light malt and more hops. Most of them have a gold to copper colour and a light body. They are specifically distinguished by low carbonation. The hoppy bitterness is moderately distinctive. Most of these beers have a fruitiness in their aroma and flavour. The beers are traditionally served from a cask-type keg, although many breweries also provide them in a bottled version.
Extra strong bitter (ESB)
Beers of this style are more distinctive and more complex than a Bitter both in the amount of alcohol and the character of the hops used. The range of colours is similar to a bitter, but are inclined to the darker end of the range – dark gold to copper. It is characterised by low carbonation. The malt has a tendency to be more distinctive, often with roasted and fruity tones. Beers of this style, even though they have the name ‘bitter’, are essentially not overly bitter. The usual alcohol content range is 5 – 7 percent.
Despite the name, this is a very strong, distinctive and aromatically intense beer. It is one of the strongest beer styles of all. Fruitiness, sweetness and sometimes bitter-sweetness can be found in the beer, but it always contains a higher amount of alcohol. The colour palette of this style of beer ranges from amber to dark brown. The flavour palette may contain intensive fruity elements as well as distinctive hoppy traces. The body of this beer is very full.