American-Style Strong Pale Ale
American strong pale ales range from deep golden to copper in color. The style is characterized by American-variety hops used to produce high hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma. American pale ales have medium body and low to medium maltiness. Low caramel character is allowable. Fruity-ester flavor and aroma should be moderate to strong. Diacetyl should be absent or present at very low levels. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.
Origin: North American
Recommended Glassware: Mug or Stein
Original Gravity (OG): 1.050 – 1.060
Final Gravity (FG): 1.008 – 1.016
Alcohol Content (ABV): 4.4 – 5.0%
Bitterness (IBU): 40 – 50
Color (SRM): 6 – 14º L
Sub-style guidelines used with permission of the Brewers Association, www.beertown.org.