Irish-Style Red Ale

Ale - Ireland

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4 - 4.5%
  • IBU: 20 - 28
  • Color:   11 -   18 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.040 - 1.048
  • Final Gravity: 1.010 - 1.014

Irish-style red ales range from light red-amber-copper to light brown in color. These ales have a medium hop bitterness and flavor. They often don’t have hop aroma. Irish-style red ales have low to medium candy-like caramel sweetness and a medium body. The style may have low levels of fruity-ester flavor and aroma. Diacetyl should be absent or at very low levels. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. Slight yeast haze is acceptable for bottle-conditioned products.

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