Type of Beer: Ale

English-Style India Pale Ale

English Beer

Our Thoughts on English-Style India Pale Ale

Commercial Examples of English-Style India Pale Ale

2020 Brewers Association English-Style India Pale Ale Characteristics

Traits Details
Color Gold to copper
Clarity Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures
Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor Medium malt flavor should be present
Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor Medium to high, expressed as floral, herbal, earthy, stone fruit or other attributes from high hopping rates. While English hop character should be present, this can result from the skillful use of hops of other origin.
Perceived Bitterness Medium to high
Fermentation Characteristics Fruity esters are medium to high. Traditional interpretations are characterized by medium to medium-high alcohol content. The use of water with high mineral content results in a crisp, dry beer with a subtle and balanced character of sulfur compounds. Diacetyl can be absent or may be present at very low levels.
Body Medium
Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.046-1.064 (11.4-15.7 °Plato)
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.012-1.018 (3.1-4.6 °Plato)
Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.6%-5.6% (4.5%-7.1%)
Bitterness (IBU) 35-63
Color SRM (EBC) 6-14(12-28 EBC)
Additional notes Non-English hops may be used for bitterness or for approximating traditional English hop character. The use of water with high mineral content may result in a crisp, dry beer rather than a malt-accentuated version.
Source: 2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.