Originally Posted by BrewThruYou
Yeah, I agree...it's a style that's hard to pin down. If you make it too roasty/chocolate, people call it a hoppy porter. If you make it taste like a regular IPA but dark in color, people call it an IPA with food coloring/sinamar. There's a middle ground somewhere, but a lot of people disagree on what that should be.
For my personal preference in creating a Black IPA, I want a little more sweetness and roasty flavor to show up, but not dominate the brew. In addition to Carafa, I whould throw a pinch of chocolate malt and crystal 80/120.
And thank you for getting the name of the beer style right...