American-Style Strong Pale Ale

Ale - American

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.5 - 6.3%
  • IBU: 40 - 50
  • Color:   6 -   14 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.050 - 1.060
  • Final Gravity: 1.008 - 1.016

American strong pale ales range from deep golden to copper in color. The style is characterized by floral and citrus-like American-variety hops used to produce high hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma. Note that ―floral and citrus-like American-variety hop character‖ is the perceived end, but may be a result of the skillful use of hops of other national origins. American strong 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.