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American-Style Pale Ale

American-Style Pale Ales are deep golden to copper or light brown. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. Low caramel malt aroma is allowable. Fruity-ester aroma should be moderate to strong. Hop aroma is medium to medium-high, exhibiting fruity, floral, and citrus-like American-variety hop aromas. Low to medium maltiness may include low caramel malt character. Hop flavor is medium to medium-high, exhibiting fruity, floral, and citrus-like American-variety hop flavors. Hop bitterness is medium to medium-high. Fruity-ester flavor should be moderate to strong. Diacetyl should be absent or very low. Note that the "traditional" style of this beer has its origins with certain floral, fruity, citrus-like, piney, resinous, or sulfur-like American hop varietals. One or more of these hop characters is the perceived end, but the perceived hop characters may be a result of the skillful use of hops of other national origins. Body is medium.

Vitals

  • Original Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.044 - 1.050 (11 - 12.4)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.008 - 1.014 (2.1 - 3.6)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.50% - 4.30% (4.40% - 5.40%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (30 - 50)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 6 - 14 (12 - 28)
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