well what makes mine a hybrid style beer is a combine both ipa characteristics and porter characteristics .I have never heard of a black ipa before, until saturday. I was going to my buddy's house and along the way there I stoped by hoppy brewing company, I saw their new ale just came out a black ipa. that previous friday I just got grains 4 my ipa porter ,and thought to myself the black ipa sounds like my hybrid never have heard of 1 until saturday . unfortunately I was unable to try this is black ipa so I am not sure what 1 taste like . but I use caramunich grains , black patent ,crystal malt ,and chocolate .used centennial whole leaf hops for bitterness, and goldings also used oak chips.