Category 3: American Strong Pale Ale

Color:
Pale to copper
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 level maltiness may include low caramel malt character.
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
High to very high, exhibiting floral, fruity (berry, tropical, stone fruit and other), sulfur/diesel-like, onion-garlic-catty, citrusy, piney or resinous.
Fermentation Characteristics:
Fruity esters may be low to high. Diacetyl should not be perceived.
Body:
Medium
Alcohol by Volume:
5.60% – 6.40%
IBU:
40-50
SRM Color:
3-8