Ranges of Bitterness (IBU) by Style

StyleMin. IBUMax. IBU
1A – American Light Lager84
1B – American Lager810
1C – Cream Ale812
1D – American Wheat Beer1515
2A – International Pale Lager187
2B – International Amber Lager817
2C – International Dark Lager812
3A – Czech Pale Lager2015
3B – Czech Premium Pale Lager3015
3C – Czech Amber Lager2015
3D – Czech Dark Lager1816
4A – Munich Helles166
4B – Festbier187
4C – Helles Bock2312
5A – German Leichtbier1513
5B – Kölsch1812
5C – German Helles Exportbier2010
5D – German Pils2218
6A – Märzen186
6B – Rauchbier2010
StyleMin. IBUMax. IBU
6C – Dunkles Bock207
7A – Vienna Lager1812
7B – Altbier2525
7C – Kellerbier: Pale Kellerbier2015
7C – Kellerbier: Amber Kellerbier2515
8A – Munich Dunkel1810
8B – Schwarzbier2010
9A – Doppelbock1610
9B – Eisbock2510
9C – Baltic Porter2020
10A – Weissbier87
10B – Dunkles Weissbier108
10C – Weizenbock1515
11A – Ordinary Bitter2510
11B – Best Bitter2515
11C – Strong Bitter3020
12A – British Golden Ale2025
12B – Australian Sparkling Ale2015
12C – English IPA4020
13A – Dark Mild1015
StyleMin. IBUMax. IBU
13B – British Brown Ale2010
13C – English Porter1817
14A – Scottish Light1010
14B – Scottish Heavy1010
14C – Scottish Export1515
15A – Irish Red Ale1810
15B – Irish Stout2520
15C – Irish Extra Stout3515
16A – Sweet Stout2020
16B – Oatmeal Stout2515
16C – Tropical Stout3020
16D – Foreign Extra Stout5020
17A – British Strong Ale3030
17B – Old Ale3030
17C – Wee Heavy1718
17D – English Barleywine3535
18A – Blonde Ale1513
18B – American Pale Ale3020
19A – American Amber Ale2515
19B – California Common3015
StyleMin. IBUMax. IBU
19C – American Brown Ale2010
20A – American Porter2525
20B – American Stout3540
20C – Imperial Stout5040
21A – American IPA4030
21B – Specialty IPA: Belgian IPA5050
21B – Specialty IPA: Black IPA5040
21B – Specialty IPA: Brown IPA4030
21B – Specialty IPA: Red IPA4030
21B – Specialty IPA: Rye IPA5025
21B – Specialty IPA: White IPA4030
22A – Double IPA6060
22B – American Strong Ale5050
22C – American Barleywine5050
22D – Wheatwine3030
23A – Berliner Weisse35
23B – Flanders Red Ale1015
23C – Oud Bruin205
23D – Lambic010
23E – Gueuze010
StyleMin. IBUMax. IBU
23F – Fruit Lambic010
24A – Witbier812
24B – Belgian Pale Ale2010
24C РBi̬re de Garde1810
25A – Belgian Blond Ale1515
25B – Saison2015
25C – Belgian Golden Strong Ale2213
26A – Trappist Single2520
26B – Belgian Dubbel1510
26C – Belgian Tripel2020
26D – Belgian Dark Strong Ale2015
27 – Gose57
27 – Kentucky Common1515
27 – Lichtenhainer57
27 – London Brown Ale155
27 – Piwo Grodziskie2015
27 – Pre-Prohibition Lager2515
27 – Pre-Prohibition Porter2010
27 – Roggenbier1010
27 – Sahti78

Data for these charts come from the the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP).