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