American Ales: Imperial/Double India Pale Ale
Notes: This style of beer should exhibit the fresh character of hops. Oxidized or aged character should not be present. Versions of this style brewed with darker malts, non-traditional ale yeasts, fruits, spices or other flavorings are categorized as Experimental India Pale Ales.
- Color: Straw to medium amber
- Clarity: Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures. Haze created by dry hopping is allowable at any temperature.
- Malt Profile: Low to medium pale malt character is typical. Low pale caramel malt character may be present.
- Hop Profile: 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.
- Bitterness: Very high but not harsh
- Fermentation: Alcohol content is medium-high to high and evident. Fruity esters are medium to high. Diacetyl should not be present.
- Body: Medium to full
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Style info provided entirely or in part by the Brewers Association 2021 beer style guidelines.
161 Imperial/Double India Pale Ale Reviewed