Color: Gold to copper
Clarity: Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures. Hop haze is allowable at any temperature.
Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Low-medium to medium maltiness is present in aroma and flavor
Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Hop aroma and flavor is high, exhibiting floral, fruity (berry, tropical, stone fruit and other), sulfur/diesel-like, onion-garlic catty, citrusy, piney or resinous character that was originally associated with American-variety hops. Hops with these attributes now also originate from countries other than the USA.
Perceived Bitterness: Medium-high to very high
Fermentation Characteristics: Fruity-estery aroma and flavor may be low to high. Diacetyl should not be perceived.
Body: Medium-low to medium
Additional Notes: The use of water with high mineral content may result in a crisp, dry beer rather than a malt-accentuated version. Sugar adjuncts may be used to enhance body and balance. Hops of varied origins may be used for bitterness or for approximating traditional American character.
• Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.060-1.070 (14.7-17.1 °Plato)
• Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.010-1.016 (2.5-4.1 °Plato)
• Alcohol by Volume 6.3%-7.5%
• Hop Bitterness (IBU) 50-70
• Color SRM 6-12