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BJCP 2015 Guideline

IPA American IPA

BJCP 21A

BJCP 2015 21A American IPA example
21A - American IPA

 

Overall Impression

A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale, showcasing modern American or New World hop varieties. The balance is hop-forward, with a clean fermentation profile, dryish finish, and clean, supporting malt allowing a creative range of hop character to shine through.

Comments

A modern American craft beer interpretation of the historical English style, brewed using American ingredients and attitude. The basis for many modern variations, including the stronger Double IPA as well as IPAs with various other ingredients. Those other IPAs should generally be entered in the Specialty IPA style. Oak is inappropriate in this style; if noticeably oaked, enter in wood-aged category.

Commercial Examples

Alpine Duet, Bell's Two-Hearted Ale, Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA, Firestone Walker Union Jack, Lagunitas IPA, Russian River Blind Pig IPA, Stone IPA

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VITAL

  • OG:  1056 - 1070
  • FG:  1008 - 1014
  • ABV: 5.5 - 7.5
  • IBU: 40 - 70
  • SRM: 6 - 14
BJCP 2015 21A - American IPA Commercial Example
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