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Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale

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Location: North American
Category: Ale
BJCP Comparable Category: 21A - American IPA

Style Description

This is the description of how the Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale style of beer should taste, feel and look. However, there may be perfectly fine beers in this style that fall outside of these ranges and descriptions. This information is just to show the most commonly accepted ranges for the Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale beer style.

Grist may include oats, wheat or other adjuncts to promote haziness. Lactose may be used to enhance body and balance. Lactose should not lend to, or overwhelm, the flavor character of these beers. The term “juicy” is frequently used to describe taste and aroma attributes often present in these beers which result from late, often very large, additions of hops. A juicy character is not required, however. Other hop-derived attributes such as citrus, pine, spice, floral or others may be present with or without the presence of juicy attributes. Versions of this style brewed with darker malts, non-traditional ale yeasts, fruits, spices or other flavorings are categorized as Experimental India Pale Ales. IBUs may differ significantly from perceived bitterness.

  • Body: Medium-low to medium-high. A silky or full mouthfeel may contribute to overall flavor profile.
  • Malt Flavors & Aromas: Low to medium-low malt aroma and flavor may be present
  • Hop Flavors & Aromas: Medium-high to very high hop aroma and flavor are present, with attributes typical of hops from any origin
  • Fermentation Characteristics: Medium to medium-high fruity esters are present, and can contribute to the perception of sweetness and be complementary to the hop profile. Diacetyl should not be present.
  • Common Ingredients: Pale ale or 2-row brewers malt as the base, American or New World hops, American or English yeast with a fruity profile. Generally all-malt, but mashed at lower temperatures for high attenuation. Sugar additions to aid attenuation are acceptable. Restrained use of crystal malts, if any, as high amounts can lead to a sweet finish and clash with the hop character. Flaked adjuncts such as oats and wheat contribute a haze.
  • Commercial Examples: Treehouse Julius, WeldWerks Juicy Bits, Other Half Green

Brewing Properties of Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale

The functional properties of brewing Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale beers as descided by the Brewers Association. These guidelines reflect, as accurately as possible, historical significance, authenticity or a high profile in the current commercial beer market.

The alcohol by volume is shows the amount of alcohol this style of beer should have.
6.3 - 7.5%
The International Bittering Units (IBU) scale is used to approximately quantify the actual (not perceived) bitterness of beer.
30 - 50 IBUs
SRM is a scale for measuring the color intensity of a beer. Low SRM grains impart a pale straw color while higher values mean it will add a darker color to the wort. Learn more »
3 - 7 SRM
(6 - 14 EBC)
Original Gravity
Original Gravity (OG) is a measure of the sugar content in the wort before alcoholic fermentation has started to produce the beer.
1.060 - 1.070
Final Gravity
The Final Gravity (FG) is how much sugar is left over in the beer when fermentation is complete.
1.008 - 1.020

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Based on Brewers Association 2020 Beer Style Guidelines with changes. Used with permission of Brewers Association.