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Old 06-28-2008, 09:57 PM   #1
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BeerSmith does not have an "American Strong Ale" category. Is it called something else in that software?

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Old 06-28-2008, 10:14 PM   #2
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I see this is not an official BJCP style. I guess it is a specialty beer.

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Old 06-28-2008, 11:01 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure it's a style recognized by the Brewer's Association - but yeah, not BJCP. You could look at the BA's guidelines for formulating your recipe, though.

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I'm pretty sure it's a style recognized by the Brewer's Association - but yeah, not BJCP. You could look at the BA's guidelines for formulating your recipe, though.
I'll do that. I really like the bastard and I think I'll be brewing some similar beers of the style in the fall.
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Actually, there is no American Strong Ale at BA either. The category that seems to fit is "Imperial or Double Red Ale", which makes sense. When I started formulating a recipe I considered it an Imperial Amber Ale.

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Old 06-29-2008, 02:48 AM   #6
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Hmmm, I may have been thinking of this:

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American-Style Strong Pale Ale
American strong pale ales range from deep golden to copper in color. The style is characterized by floral and citrus like
American-variety hops used to produce high hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma. Note that “floral and citrus like American-variety
hop character” is the perceived end, but may be a result of the skillful use of hops of other national origins. American strong pale
ales have medium body and low to medium maltiness. Low caramel character is allowable. Fruity-ester flavor and aroma should be
moderate to strong. Diacetyl should be absent or present at very low levels. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.
Original Gravity (ºPlato):
1.050-1.060 (12.5-15 ºPlato)
Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (ºPlato):
1.008-1.016 (2-4 ºPlato)
Alcohol by Weight (Volume):
4.4-5% (5.5-6.3%)
Bitterness (IBU):
40-50

Color SRM (EBC): 6-14 (12-28 EBC)
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