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American-Style Strong Pale Ale

American-Style Strong Pale Ales are deep golden to copper. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. Low caramel malt aroma is allowable. Fruity-ester aroma should be moderate to strong. Hop aroma is high, exhibiting floral, fruity, citrus-like, piney, resinous, or sulfur-like American-variety hop characters. Low level maltiness may include low caramel malt character. Hop flavor is high, exhibiting floral, fruity, citrus-like, piney, resinous, or sulfur-like American-variety hop flavors. Hop bitterness is high. Fruity-ester flavor is moderate to strong. Diacetyl should be absent or low if present. Body is medium.

Vitals

  • Original Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.050 - 1.060 (12.4 - 14.7)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (┬░Plato) 1.008 - 1.016 (2.1 - 4.1)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 4.40% - 5.00% (5.60% - 6.30%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (40 - 50)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 6 - 14 (12 - 28)
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