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AHA Guideline

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American-Style Amber/Red Ale

American-Style Amber/Red Ales are copper to reddish brown. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. Fruity-ester aroma is low if present. Hop aroma is medium. Medium-high to high maltiness with medium to low caramel character is present. Hop flavor is medium, and characterized by American-variety hops. Hop bitterness is medium to medium-high. They may have low levels of fruity-ester flavor. Diacetyl can be absent or barely perceived at very low levels. Body is medium to medium-high.


  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.048 - 1.058 (11.9 - 14.3)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.012 - 1.018 (3.1 - 4.6)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.50% - 4.80% (4.40% - 6.10%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (30 - 45)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 11 - 18 (22 - 36)