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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Scottish and Irish Ale - Irish Red Ale

BJCP 9D

BJCP 2008 9D Irish Red Ale style example
9D - Scottish and Irish Ale / Irish Red Ale

 

IMPRESSION

An easy-drinking pint. Malt-focused with an initial sweetness and a roasted dryness in the finish.

COMMENTS

Sometimes brewed as a lager (if so, generally will not exhibit a diacetyl character). When served too cold, the roasted character and bitterness may seem more elevated.

EXAMPLES

Three Floyds Brian Boru Old Irish Ale, Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale (a bit strong at 6.5%), Kilkenny Irish Beer, O'Hara's Irish Red Ale, Smithwick's Irish Ale, Beamish Red Ale, Caffrey's Irish Ale, Goose Island Kilgubbin Red Ale, Murphy's Irish Red (lager), Boulevard Irish Ale, Harpoon Hibernian Ale

You can view the complete style details on the BJCP website. The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

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VITAL

OG: 1.044-1.060
FG: 1.010-1.014
IBU: 17-28
SRM: 9.0-18.0
ABV: 4.0-6.0%

BJCP 2008 9D Irish Red Ale style example
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