American Black Ale

American Black Ale

689 beers | 3.760 Avg Score

The recently developed American Black Ale (ABA) is the product of American craft brewers’ love affair with hops, and their constant desire to innovate and push the envelope. Believed to have originated at the Vermont Pub and Brewery in 1994, the style has surged in popularity since 2007, especially in the Pacific Northwest region, prompting many to refer to it as a Cascadian Dark Ale. The ABA, often called a Black IPA, is similar to its predecessor, the India Pale Ale, but has had its malt bill modified to include a small percentage of highly kilned or roasted malts, giving the beer a dark brown or black appearance. The aromas are typically grassy, spicy, floral, citrussy and/or piny, thanks to aggressive quantities of hops being added at the end of the boil and as dry-hops. Despite its dark color, the malt flavors are typically in the background as they are dominated by ample bitterness and hop flavor. Flavors are resinous and citrussy, and in some versions the dark malts can lend light caramel, chocolate, coffee, or ashy flavors to the beer. The alcohol content for ABAs is typically in the 5.5%-8% by volume range.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Allendale End Series: Black IPA
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Alley Kat 15th Anniversary Cascadian Dark Ale
Canada
0
0.000
Alley Kat Big Bottle Series: New Moon Cascadian Dark Ale
Canada
0
0.000
Alpine Beer Company Ugly Dark IPA
CA, United States
1
3.275
Amager Black Nitro
Denmark
3
3.467
Amsterdam Krampus' Black Ale
Canada
0
0.000
Amsterdam The Nightman Cometh
Canada
0
0.000
Analog Brewing Locutus Of Beer
Canada
0
0.000
Anderson Valley Bahl Hornin’ Nettied Madge Black IPA
CA, United States
2
3.320
Annapolis Brewing Big Shot
Canada
0
0.000
Annex Ale Project Zenosyne
Canada
0
0.000
Arcadia B-Craft Black
MI, United States
1
3.100
Arrowhead Black Belgian IPA
Canada
0
0.000
Arrowhead Night Train
Canada
0
0.000
Asheville Pizza Ashe Villain
NC, United States
1
3.275
Ashton Big Fish Black IPA
Canada
2
3.260
Athentic Insubedience
GA, United States
0
0.000
Auburn Alehouse Black the Ripper
CA, United States
1
3.200
Auburn Alehouse Grave Digger
CA, United States
1
3.250
Avery Twenty One
CO, United States
3
3.400