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Old 06-15-2010, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - I.D.ale

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Nottinham
Yeast Starter: no
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: no
Batch Size (Gallons): 6
Original Gravity: -
Final Gravity: -
IBU: -
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: -
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7
Additional Fermentation: no
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21
Tasting Notes: -

I followed a recepie from this one book. However, I dont know why it is called I.P.A because its dark - 0.5 lb chocolate barley-.
This is why I called it I.D.A. Its an ale, and its dark. And its got strong hops.

Is it sacrilage to call it India Dark Ale?

I.D.ale -ideal-
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:54 PM   #2
I use secondaries. :p
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I can't remember who makes it, but there is at least one commercial example of a Black IPA out there.

Regardless.... call it whatever you want! Unless you are entering competitions, it really doesn't matter that you adhere to any particular style guidelines.

edit: even if you go by style, the top range of color for an IPA is 15 SRM from what I am reading right now.

My own IPA recipe is about 6 SRM (the low end of the PA scale) and if I add 0.5# of chocolate malt to it, it just BARELY goes to 18 SRM. Not very far out of bounds.
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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TONS of commercial examples of Cascadian Dark Ales. And to be honest, it's a pretty heated debate on what to call them.

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