Ale - American
- Alcohol by Volume: 5.7 - 8.8%
- IBU: 35 - 60
- Color: 40+ SRM
- Original Gravity: 1.050 - 1.075
- Final Gravity: 1.010 - 1.022
Initial low to medium malt sweetness with a degree of caramel, chocolate and/or roasted coffee flavor with a distinctive dry - roasted bitterness in the finish. Coffee-like roasted barley and roasted malt aromas are prominent. Some slight roasted malt acidity is permissible and a medium- to full-bodied mouthfeel is appropriate. Hop bitterness may be moderate to high. Hop aroma and flavor is moderate to high, often with American citrus-type and/or resiny hop character. The perception of fruity esters is low. Roasted malt/barley astringency may be low but not excessive. Diacetyl (butterscotch) should be negligible or not perceived. Head retention is excellent.
The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.