Sure, “Black India Pale Ale” is an oxymoron; how can it be both “black” and “pale”? While it's often called a “Cascadian Dark Ale”, the colloquial nickname seems to have stuck. This recipe has the delicious dryness and hop-forward flavors of your favorite IPA, but it is enjoyably darker in tone. It’s as dark as the blackest stout, but it lacks the strong roasted flavors that most people associate with the black color. Extremely drinkable, with small hints of toasty roast, this beer comes straight out of the Pacific Northwest. There is a smidgeon of roast, but it is restrained and is actually complementary to the huge hop aroma and flavor.
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India Pale Ale came into the brewing scene as a measure in practicality actually. In the 1700s, sailers had trouble getting their beers to India due to the long voyage around the Cape of Good Hope. Brewers would add larger additions of hops, and increase the alcohol content, and thus, the beers could survive the voyage in a time before refrigeration and avoid being flat and sour upon arrival.
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.060 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.010-1.012 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 6.3-6.7%
- Bitterness: 61 IBUs
- Estimated Color: 30 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Pale Ale
- Caramel 60L
- Midnight Wheat
- Magnum Hop Pellets
- Citra Hop Pellets
- Centennial Hop Pellets
- Cascade Hop Pellets