Category 11: Imperial India Pale Ale

Color:
Straw to medium amber
Clarity:
Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures. Haze created by dry hopping is allowable at any temperature.
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Low to medium pale malt character is typical. Low pale caramel malt character may be present.
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
High to intense, exhibiting a wide range of attributes including floral, piney, citrus, fruity (berry, tropical, stone fruit, and other), sulfur, diesel-like, onion-garlic, catty, resinous, and many others. Hop character should be fresh and evident, and should not be harsh.
Fermentation Characteristics:
Alcohol content is medium-high to high and evident. Fruity esters are medium to high. Diacetyl should not be perceived.
Body:
Medium to full
Additional Notes:
This style of beer should exhibit the fresh character of hops. Oxidized or aged character should not be present. Versions brewed with darker malts, non-traditional yeasts, fruits, spices, or other flavorings are categorized as Experimental India Pale Ale
Alcohol by Volume:
7.60% – 10.60%
IBU:
65-100
SRM Color:
2-7