International-Style Pale Ale


Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4.5 - 5.5%
  • IBU: 30 - 42
  • Color:   6 -   14 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.044 - 1.050
  • Final Gravity: 1.008 - 1.014

International-style pale ales range from deep golden to copper in color. The style is characterized by wide range of hop characters unlike fruity, floral and citrus-like American-variety hop character and unlike earthy, herbal English-variety hop character. Moderate to high hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma is evident. International 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.