American Style Pale Ales are deep golden to copper or light brown.
Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. Hop haze is allowable at any temperature. Low caramel malt aroma is allowable. Fruity-ester aroma should be moderate to strong. Hop aroma is medium to medium-high, exhibiting floral, fruity, sulfur/diesel-like, citrus-like, piney resinous characters that are typical of though not exclusively from American-variety hops. Low to medium maltiness may include low caramel malt character. Hop flavor is medium to medium-high, and is reflective of American-variety hop aroma characters. Hop bitterness is medium to medium-high. Fruity-ester flavor should be moderate to strong. Diacetyl should be absent or very low. Body is medium.