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Beer Styles

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Imperial India Pale Ale

High hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. Hop character is fresh and evident from utilization of any variety of hops. Alcohol content is medium-high to high and notably evident with a medium-high to full body. The intention of this style is to exhibit the fresh and evident character of hops.

Category: India Pale Ales

Food Pairings

  • Bone-In Pork Chops, Miso Salmon
  • Rich Cheeses
  • Carrot Cake

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Tulip
50-55 °F

Commercial Examples

Commercial Examples

Appearance

Color

Gold to Light Brown

Clarity

Clear to Hazy

Carbonation (Visual)

Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles

Flavor/Aroma

Alcohol

Noticeable

Hop

Hop flavor and aroma are very high, should be fresh and lively and should not be harsh in quality, deriving from any variety of hops. Hop bitterness is very high but not harsh

Malt

Malt character is medium to high

Esters

Fruity ester aroma and flavor are high.

Phenols

Not common to style.

Sensations

Body

Mouth-Coating

Carbonation

Medium to High

Finish Length

Long

Attenuation

High

Ingredients

Hops

Varies

Malt

American Two-Row, Crystal, Malted Wheat

Water

Varies

Yeast

Ale

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