American-Style Pale Ale

Ale - American

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4.5 - 5.6%
  • IBU: 30 - 42
  • Color:   6 -   14 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.044 - 1.050
  • 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 and citrus -like American hop varietals. One or more of these hop characters is the perceived end, but 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.

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