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Old 09-21-2007, 07:33 PM   #1
Aug 2007
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I have no experience with American Ales.I would like to try a few out. I need the best one in your opinion. Great Hop flavor and aroma...extract only. I hear the dog fish head clone is good? Which recipe?

Introduce me to American ales....

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Old 09-21-2007, 07:41 PM   #2
May 2007
Cary, NC
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My first beer was the Pale Ale kit from 7-Bridges Cooperative, it was really good.

Or you could browse the HBT recipe database and pick something that sounds good to you.

Primary/Secondary: #133 Scottish 80/-
Kegged: #132 American Wheat
Planned: IPA, Brown, Pale Ale

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Old 09-22-2007, 03:19 AM   #3
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Aug 2007
Urbana, IL
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Whitey's Gone Fishin' Pale Ale from Charlie Papazian's The Complete Joy of Homebrewing

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Old 09-22-2007, 06:28 AM   #4
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New Bern, NC
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Pliny the Elder Double IPA, OR Stone's IPA clone....both really hoppy, great aroma, and perfect with nearly every food pairing (IMHO).

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Old 09-23-2007, 06:12 PM   #5
Matt Foley
Jun 2007
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AHS Blonde Ale Kit. Good hoppy but not IPA hoppy. This is the best golden ale I have done.

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