English-Style India Pale Ale

Ale - England

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 5 - 7%
  • IBU: 35 - 63
  • Color:   6 -   14 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.050 - 1.064
  • Final Gravity: 1.012 - 1.018

Most traditional interpretations of English-style India pale ales are characterized by medium-high hop bitterness with a medium to medium-high alcohol content. Hops from a variety of origins may be used to contribute to a high hopping rate. Earthy and herbal English-variety hop character is the perceived end, but may be a result of the skillful use of hops of other national origins. The us e of water with high mineral content results in a crisp, dry beer, sometimes with subtle and balanced character of sulfur compounds. This pale gold to deep copper-colored ale has a medium to high, flowery hop aroma and may have a medium to strong hop flavor (in addition to the hop bitterness). English-style India pale ales possess medium maltiness and body. Fruity-ester flavors and aromas are moderate to very strong. Diacetyl can be absent or may be perceived at very low levels. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. Hops of other origins may be used for bitterness or approximating traditional English character.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.