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BJCP 2008 Guideline

India Pale Ale(IPA) - American IPA


BJCP 2008 14B American IPA style example
14B - India Pale Ale(IPA) / American IPA



A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.


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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 The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

View Style on BJCP Website


OG: 1.056-1.075
FG: 1.010-1.018
IBU: 40-70
SRM: 6.0-15.0
ABV: 5.5-7.5%

BJCP 2008 14B American IPA style example