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Old 11-15-2011, 06:42 PM   #11
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There were a couple of noob dudes at a recent brew club function I heard talking about 'CDA'. I'd never heard the term before, so I did a little obligatory research. Near as I can figure, so-called 'CDA' and its associate general flavor profile is correctly described as good old American-Style India Black Ale according to the reputable style guides.

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American-Style India Black Ale

American-style India black ale has medium high to high hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with medium-high alcohol content, balanced with a medium body. The style is further characterized by a moderate degree of caramel malt character and medium to strong dark roasted malt flavor and aroma. High astringency and high degree of burnt roast malt character should be absent. Fruity, floral and herbal character from hops of all origins may contribute to aroma and flavor.

Original Gravity (oPlato) 1.056-1.075 (14-18.2 oPlato) ● Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (oPlato) 1.012-1.018 (3-4.5 oPlato) ● Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 5-6% (6 -7.5%) ● Bitterness (IBU) 50-70 ● Color SRM (EBC) 25+ (50+ EBC)
Besides, CDA sounds like some top-heavy government agency that needs to be disbanded. So in the spirit of Ludwig Von Mises, I suggest we abandon the use of the 'CDA' acronym and never use it again.

Thank you. Carry on.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:42 AM   #12
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You can abandon the term. I'll keep using it. People around here seem to know what it means and it seems they use the term. Tonight I went to a local pub and the establishment had a CDA on tap and that's what I ordered.

I completely understand if you choose to use something different though.

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Old 11-16-2011, 01:52 AM   #13
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A CDA doesn't exist. It is a Black IPA.

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Old 11-16-2011, 02:01 AM   #14
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Black beers are just a trend IMO

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Old 11-16-2011, 02:18 AM   #15
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Why do so many people hate this acronym CDA? Honestly, someone fill me in here!

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Old 11-16-2011, 02:25 AM   #16
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I have no idea DannPM. I'm curious also.


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A CDA doesn't exist. It is a Black IPA.
I had one from a bottle last night. I ordered one in a pub tonight. For not existing, I seem to find quite a few.

What you call it and what I call it seem to be different. I'll continue calling it a CDA cause that's what people around here call it. Where you live I guess they call it Black IPA. That's fine. I know what you mean. You know what I mean.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:46 AM   #17
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I remember the Portland ale festival this year when I came across this style for the first time. The program said not to call it black IPA, and to only refer to it as Cascadian Dark Ale

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Old 11-16-2011, 02:56 AM   #18
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New belgium's Snow Day is an awesome example of an American Black Ale

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Old 11-16-2011, 03:53 AM   #19
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@mongrel; I just noticed you're from Black Butte. Could be another name for the "style". Black Butte IPA has a nice ring to it,imo. I say just call it whatever you want that references the style. That way,everyone's on the same page. Close enough for me...
There's already a porter named after it.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:58 PM   #20
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Yeah,it just hit me as I read your post. Oh well,it sounded good...
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