Featured Beer Style: Black IPA

Featured Beer Style: Black IPA

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Black IPA (India Pale Ale) also known as India Black Ale is a style on the rise.  Brewers and knowledgeable beer enthusiasts sometimes refer to this beer style as a Cascadian Dark Ale.  Though the name is sometimes debated, the growing appeal of this style to beer aficionados is not.

As someone who has been around beer majority of my life and has tried many different styles, this style is something to behold–dark brown or black in color with malty, roasty toasty and light notes.  Average alcohol by volume (ABV) is anywhere from 6-8%.   The ABV can be higher, but then the style crosses into the double IPA/Imperial IPA realm.

It’s a great beer for those who enjoy IPA’s and want to give something new a try.  Even those who don’t favor the bold hoppy IPAs, however, can enjoy this style given it’s lighter, toastier finish.

You will find a wide assortment of Black IPAs at Beerhead / The Beer Market, both on tap and in bottles.  Have your local Beer Pro suggest one for you!

Drink Good Beer.  Live Happy.


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