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BJCP 2015 Guideline

IPA Specialty IPA - Red IPA

BJCP 21B

BJCP 2015 21B Specialty IPA - Red IPA example
21B - Specialty IPA - Red IPA

 

Overall Impression

Hoppy, bitter, and moderately strong like an American IPA, but with some caramel, toffee, and/or dark fruit malt character. Retaining the dryish finish and lean body that makes IPAs so drinkable, a Red IPA is a little more flavorful and malty than an American IPA without being sweet or heavy.

Comments

Previously might have been a sub-genre of American Amber Ales or Double Red Ales, hoppier and stronger than the normal products, but still maintaining the essential drinkability by avoiding sweet flavors or a heavy body or finish.

Commercial Examples

Green Flash Hop Head Red Double Red IPA (double), Midnight Sun Sockeye Red, Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA, Summit Horizon Red IPA, Odell Runoff Red IPA

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VITAL

  • OG:  1056 - 1070
  • FG:  1008 - 1016
  • ABV: 5.5 - 7.5
  • IBU: 40 - 70
  • SRM: 11 - 19
BJCP 2015 21B - Specialty IPA - Red IPA Commercial Example
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