English-Style India Pale Ale Style
- Color: Gold to copper
- Clarity: Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures
- Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Medium malt ﬂavor should be present
- Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Medium to high, expressed as ﬂoral, herbal, earthy, stone fruit or other attributes from high hopping rates. While English hop character should be present, this can result from the skillful use of hops of other origin.
- Perceived Bitterness: Medium to high
- Fermentation Characteristics: Fruity esters are medium to high. Traditional interpretations are characterized by medium to medium-high alcohol content. The use of water with high mineral content results in a crisp, dry beer with a subtle and balanced character of sulfur compounds. Diacetyl can be absent or may be present at very low levels.
- Body: Medium
- Additional notes: Non-English hops may be used for bitterness or for approximating traditional English hop character. The use of water with high mineral content may result in a crisp, dry beer rather than a malt-accentuated version.
English-Style India Pale Ale Vital Statistics
- Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.046-1.064 (11.4-15.7 °Plato)
- Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.012-1.018 (3.1-4.6 °Plato)
- Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.6%-5.6% (4.5%-7.1%)
- Bitterness (IBU) 35-63
- Color SRM (EBC) 6-14(12-28 EBC)
2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.
Credit: 2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines – Ale Styles – British Origin Ale Styles – English-Style India Pale Ale