Category 2: American Pale Ale

Color:
Straw to light amber
Clarity:
Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures. Hop haze is allowable at any temperature.
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Low caramel malt aroma is allowable. Low to medium maltiness may include low caramel malt character.
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
High, exhibiting a wide range of attributes including floral, citrus, fruity (berry, tropical, stone fruit and other), sulfur, diesel-like, onion-garlic, catty, piney, resinous, and many others.
Fermentation Characteristics:
Fruity esters may be low to high. Diacetyl should not be perceived.
Body:
Medium
Alcohol by Volume:
4.40% – 5.40%
IBU:
IBU: 30-50
SRM Color:
4-7