The alternate names for this style, Cascadian dark ale or black India pale ale, have been replaced by American-style black ale because of the too-narrow geographical focus of the first and the oxymoronic nature of the second. This beer is based on an IPA, with intense hop aroma and flavor and some bready maltiness, but with black color and added roasty, chocolate and caramel notes from the addition of dark malt to the brew.
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Beers June 26, 2013 -
Buyer's Guide for Beer Lovers The Changing Definition of Style June 26, 2013 - Thomas Sulinski
Each year, the first round of the World Beer Championships is reserved for British and North American ale styles. Following trends of years past, we continue to observe expanding diversion between these two great banners of beer. While British-style ales typically seem to hold a reverence for austerity and balance, it’s here that many American-style... View Article