Color: Straw to deep gold
Clarity: Low to very high degree of cloudiness is typical of these beers. Starch, yeast, hop, protein and/or other compounds contribute to a wide range of hazy appearance within this category.
Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Low to high malt aroma and flavor may be present
Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: High to very high hop aroma and flavor are present, with attributes typical of hops from any origin.
Perceived Bitterness: Low to medium. Perceived impression of bitterness is soft and well-integrated into overall balance, and may differ significantly from measured or calculated IBU levels.
Fermentation Characteristics: Low to medium fruityestery aroma and flavor may be present, but are usually overwhelmed by hop character. Diacetyl should not be perceived.
Body: Medium to high. Perceived silky or full mouthfeel may contribute to overall flavor profile.
Additional Notes: Grist may include a small amount of oat, wheat or other adjuncts to promote haziness. Descriptors such as “juicy” are often used to describe the taste and aroma hop-derived attributes present in these beers.
• 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; may differ from perceived bitterness
•Color SRM 4-7