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BJCP 2015 Guideline

IPA Specialty IPA - Rye IPA


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


Overall Impression

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


A modern American craft beer variation of American IPA. Rye malt character should be noticeable, otherwise enter in American IPA. Oak is inappropriate in this style; if noticeably oaked, enter in wood-aged category.

Commercial Examples

Arcadia Sky High Rye, Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye, Founders Reds Rye, Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye

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  • OG:  1056 - 1075
  • FG:  1008 - 1014
  • ABV: 5.5 - 8
  • IBU: 50 - 75
  • SRM: 6 - 14
BJCP 2015 21B - Specialty IPA - Rye IPA Commercial Example