Color: Gold to copper
Clarity: Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures. Haze created by dry hopping is allowable at any temperature.
Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Low to high
Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Hop aroma and flavor is very high. Hop character should be fresh and evident, derived from any variety of hops. Hop flavor should not be harsh.
Perceived Bitterness: Very high but not harsh
Fermentation Characteristics: Alcohol content is medium-high to high and evident. Fruity-estery aroma and flavor is medium to high. Diacetyl should not be perceived.
Body: Medium to full
Additional Notes: This style of beer should exhibit the fresh character of hops. Oxidized or aged character should not be present.
• Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.070-1.100 (17.1-23.7 °Plato)
• Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.012-1.020 (3.1-5.1 °Plato)
• Alcohol by Volume 7.6%-10.6%
• Hop Bitterness (IBU) 65-100
• Color SRM 5-13