- Alcohol by Volume: 2.5 - 12%
- IBU: 15 - 40
- Color: 8 - 50 SRM
- Original Gravity: 1.030 - 1.110
- Final Gravity: 1.006 - 1.030
Coffee beers use coffee in any of its forms other than or in addition to hops to create a distinct (ranging from subtle to in tense) character. Under hopping allows coffee to contribute to the flavor profile while not becoming excessively bitter. If this beer is a classic style with coffee flavor, the brewer should specify the classic style.
The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.