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Try These Top 5 American Beer Styles This National Beer Day

Try These Top 5 American Beer Styles This National Beer Day

National Beer Day is back again! Come celebrate this 7th of April at our beer store in Ballard, Seattle. Try out our amazing selection of 300+ beer bottles and cans with your family and friends. We got the best of American beer brands and styles at our beer store in Ballard, Seattle.

American beer is absolute love and what makes it great are its varied tastes, styles, and traditions. If you are passionate about craft beer, we got you covered. In this blog post, we’ll take you through the top 5 American beer styles that are worth trying this National Beer Day on April 7.

1. New England IPA

Launched in 2011, the hazy New England IPA became popular as a modern beer style and scored 4.1 ratings out of 5 to top the list. This beer style is characterized by strong and juicy tropical hop smells and tastes similar to that of citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and stone fruit. New England IPA beer in Ballard, Seattle has a little less hop bitterness than conventional American IPA and is a must-try beer style this National Beer Day.

It has a creamier mouthfeel, with a full body, and always a foggy outlook. The Alchemist's 2011 Heady Topper is regarded as a prototype. This beer style contributed to the emergence of a whole new beer taste that’s loved by every beer enthusiast. 

2. American India Pale Ale

American India pale ale is a popular beer style and originated from the traditional British brewing version using American hops. With a rating of 4.0 out of 5, it is one of the most loved beer styles among youngsters and adults. This beer is normally less full, bitter, and medium-bodied with a powerful hop profile and an intense fruity, citric, and floral taste.

All American India pale ales in Ballard, Seattle vary in color from pale gold to copper and have a moderate strength of 5.5 to 7.5% ABV. Although malt flavors are typically low to medium, they can occasionally include a little toast and caramel undertones.

3. American Pale Ale

American pale ale was introduced in the 1980s to compete with British bitters and pale ales. This American-style beer is usually crisp and clean, with a higher hop character and alcohol content between 4.4 and 6.0% ABV.

With a rating of 3.7 out of 5, this beer smells a bit of citrusy and pine-flavored due to the inclusion of American hops, specifically Cascade hops. They could be copper, amber, or dark gold in color with a mildly bitter finish and are medium-bodied. Get your favorite American Pale Ale in Ballard, Seattle at Ballard Beer Box.

4. American Blonde Ale

With a rating of 3.7, this hazy ale is a type of American beer that sits in between Kölsch and cream ales and stands out as a milder variation of pale ale. 

While some distinguish them from one another, they are occasionally referred to as golden ales. The beers have a light yellow to golden color and are characterized by low to moderate hop character, medium body, toasted and bready scents, and malt sweetness. Ballard Beer Box has a unique collection of American Blonde Ale in Ballard, Seattle.

5. American Barley Wine

American barley wine was introduced in 1975 and got its inspiration from bold and strong malty British-style barley wines.

This American-style beer with a rating of 3.7 out of 5 is known for its strong malt character, but it also tends to have more prominent hop flavors. The characteristics of this beer include rich, full-bodied, light amber to medium copper.

This National Beer Day, Ballard Beer Box is here to celebrate the beer culture by presenting one of the widest selections of craft beer and draft beer. Come try our beer and natural wines in Seattle and join us for an amazing beer celebration.


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