Description

Characterized by floral, fruity, citrus-like, piney or resinous American-variety hop character, the IPA beer style is all about hop flavor, aroma and bitterness. This has been the most-entered category at the Great American Beer Festival for more than a decade, and is the top-selling craft beer style in supermarkets and liquor stores across the U.S.

Quantitative
  • SRM Color Scale
    6 - 14
  • International Bitterness Units (IBUs)
    50 - 70
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
    6.3% - 7.6%
Flavor
  • Alcohol
    Mild to Noticeable
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Hop aroma is high and hop flavor is strong both with floral qualities and citruslike, piney, resinous or sulfur-like American-variety hop character. Hop bitterness is medium-high to very high
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    Biscuit, Bready, Caramel
  • Yeast Esters
    Citrus, Tropical Fruit, Pine
  • Yeast Phenols
    Not common to style
Palate
  • Body
    Soft to Sticky
  • Carbonation
    Medium to High
  • Finish Length
    Medium to Long
  • Attenuation
    76 - 80
Ingredients
  • Hops
    Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo
  • Malt
    American Two-Row
  • Water
    High mineral content
  • Yeast
    Ale
Food Pairings
  • Cheese
    Blue Cheeses, Vintage Cheddar
  • Entrée
    Spicy Tuna Roll, Teriyaki, Chicken Satay, Pad Thai, Stir-fried Vegetables, Soy-based Dishes, Pizza, Burgers, Grilled Meats, Avocado, Spicy Wings, Oily Fish
  • Dessert
    Persimmon Rice Pudding, Sorbet Ice Cream
Appearance
  • Carbonation
    Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles
  • Clarity
    Clear to Slight Haze
  • Color
    Gold to Copper, Red/Brown
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