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American Style India Pale Ale

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American-style india pale ales are perceived to have medium-high to intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with medium-high alcohol content. the style is further characterized by floral, fruity, citrus-like, piney, resinous, or sulfur-like american-variety hop character. note that one or more of these american-variety hop characters is the perceived end, but the hop characters may be a result of the skillful use of hops of other national origins. the use of water with high mineral content results in a crisp, dry beer. this pale gold to deep copper-colored ale has a full, flowery hop aroma and may have a strong hop flavor (in addition to the perception of hop bitterness). india pale ales possess medium maltiness which contributes to a medium body. fruity-ester flavors and aromas are moderate to very strong. diacetyl can be absent or may be perceived at very low levels. chill and/or hop haze is allowable at cold temperatures. (english and citrus-like american hops are considered enough of a distinction justifying separate american-style ipa and english-style ipa categories or subcategories. hops of other origins may be used for bitterness or approximating traditional american or english character. see english-style india pale ale

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