Why do we call it "Black" IPA? - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Commercial Brew Discussion > Why do we call it "Black" IPA?

Thread Tools
Old 09-16-2013, 03:33 PM   #21
Nov 2012
Posts: 3,614
Liked 668 Times on 562 Posts

How about "Ale in the style of an IPA but darker and maybe roasty" ?

Doesn't roll off the tongue but captures the style, kind of. I kid, of course.
:: St. Pug ::

Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 03:39 PM   #22
GuldTuborg's Avatar
Mar 2010
Posts: 4,521
Liked 941 Times on 645 Posts

Originally Posted by stpug View Post
How about "American Ale in the style of an English IPA but darker and maybe just a little roasty with less yeast character" ?
Fixed that for you. It's perfect, and easy to remember. I vote yes on this one.

*Member: The HBT Sweaty Fat Guys Cigar Club

stpug Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 03:45 PM   #23
Oct 2010
Posts: 55
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Originally Posted by tgmartin000 View Post
I think there's a new category for american black ale. As opposed to cascadian dark ale. Huge difference.
What is the difference?

Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2013, 03:45 PM   #24
Trail's Avatar
Sep 2011
Colchester, Vermont
Posts: 654
Liked 61 Times on 53 Posts

ALL the great black IPAs I've had have been of UK origin. For that reason, the only pony I could cheer in this race is India Black Ale... but I'm still going to call 'em Black IPAs.
Kegged: Honey Steam Pilsner
Bottled: Nada
Primary: Worst Best Bitter

Originally Posted by brown_dog_us View Post
The first step is locating a cheap pasta maker. Are you married? If so you probably got one as a wedding present.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 12:34 PM   #25
May 2011
Denver, CO
Posts: 1,266
Liked 91 Times on 74 Posts

Originally Posted by jsberry View Post
What is the difference?
The Cascadian dark ale has some roast, while the American black ale is an ipa that's black, no roast.

jsberry Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 02:26 PM   #26
nutty_gnome's Avatar
Jan 2009
Princeton, Nj
Posts: 1,373
Liked 124 Times on 98 Posts

American Dark Ale is the only appropriate name for the style.

It isn't appropriate to name a beer that has roots in the American SW, NE, and NW after one region. If you call it Cascadian, you may as well call it Hill-Country-Green-Moutain-Cascadian Pale Ale... and then you still look dumb for calling it a pale ale. That is why it needs to be American Dark Ale.

Also it is well past time to cut ties with our ancient oppressors (the pernicious Brits) and claim ADA as uniquely American. Get rid of the India nonsense already!
It could be worse.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 04:28 PM   #27
AnOldUR's Avatar
Mar 2007
, New Jersey
Posts: 6,887
Liked 846 Times on 611 Posts

I see two choices . . .

First choice:
Take American IPA out of Category 14
Move it to Category 10, American Ale
Rename it 10D Double American Pale Ale (Double APA)
Add "Black IPA" as 10E Double American Black Ale (Double ABA)
Move English IPA and Imperial IPA into Category 19, Strong Ales

Second choice:
Rename Category 14 to India Style Ales
Put "Black IPA" into it as 14D India Black Ale (IBA)

. . . Either one works for me,
but I lean toward the simplicity of number two.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 06:25 PM   #28
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
Homercidal's Avatar
Feb 2008
Reed City, MI
Posts: 31,119
Liked 4925 Times on 3324 Posts

I think Black IPA is fine. I don't mind a little oxymoron.

Or American Black Ale.

Anything but Cascadian Dark Ale.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 06:33 PM   #29
Nov 2011
Posts: 3,952
Liked 556 Times on 391 Posts

Betcha "Black IPA" sells better than "American Dark Ale"

It's an IPA that's black. Pretty simple. What the heck is an American Dark Ale? Not knocking the name, it's arguably a better one, but, at least currently, way too vague for my liking.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 07:02 PM   #30
Beer-lord's Avatar
Jan 2012
Burbs of the Big Easy, La
Posts: 1,482
Liked 178 Times on 143 Posts

Because of all this Black IPA talk, I'm gonna brew me one on Monday. I do it about 3 times a year and love it. Men in Black IPA thanks to tknice (who I've not seen on this forum in a long time).
Wherever you go, there you are!

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY Drip Trays - I call them "The Fellas" BierMuncher Bottling/Kegging 29 10-08-2015 03:29 PM
Such a thing as "Black Friday" or "cyber Monday" for homebrew supply? StusBrew General Beer Discussion 37 11-30-2013 12:07 AM
Apparently neighbors actually call the cops on "meth labs" brewguyver Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 22 02-27-2013 03:04 AM
Critique My Recipe for "They Call Me Plobby Pale Ale" kinkothecarp Extract Brewing 4 02-08-2010 01:26 PM
I call it "Cubs Suck Hefeweizen" Joe Dragon Recipes/Ingredients 9 06-04-2007 08:07 PM

Forum Jump