American Style Pale Ale

Name:
American-Style Pale Ale
Category:
North American Origin Ales
ABV:
4.5% – 5.6%
IBU:
30 – 42
SRM:
6 – 14
Original Gravity:
Varies
Final Gravity:
1.008 – 1.014
American pale ales range from deep golden to copper in color. The style is characterized by fruity, floral and citrus-like American-variety hop character producing medium to medium-high hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma. Note that the “traditional” style of this beer has its origins with certain floral, fruity, citrus-like, piney, resinous, or sulfur-like American hop varietals. One or more of these hop characters is the perceived end, but the perceived hop characters may be a result of the skillful use of hops of other national origins. American pale ales have medium body and low to medium maltiness. Low caramel character is allowable. Fruity-ester flavor and aroma should be moderate to strong. Diacetyl should be absent or present at very low levels. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.