Category 4: International Style Pale Ale

Color:
Gold to copper
Clarity:
Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures.
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Very low to medium malt flavor and aroma should be present. Low caramel malt aroma and flavor may be present.
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Hop aroma is low to high. Hop flavor is very low to high. Hop character can vary widely, exhibiting diverse hop aroma and flavor attributes.
Fermentation Characteristics:
Fruit esters are low to high. Diacetyl should be absent or present at very low levels. DMS should not be present.
Body:
Low to medium
Additional Notes:
Pale Ales from around the world may vary considerably from the other pale ale styles defined elsewhere within this document. Overall impression is a well-integrated, easy drinking, refreshing ale with distinctive hop aroma and flavor attributes including any of floral, herbal, fruity, tropical, pine, or many others.
Alcohol by Volume:
4.40% – 6.60%
IBU:
20-42
SRM Color:
5-12