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BJCP 2015 Guideline

IPA Specialty IPA - Black IPA

BJCP 21B

BJCP 2015 21B Specialty IPA - Black IPA example
21B - Specialty IPA - Black IPA

 

Overall Impression

A beer with the dryness, hop-forward balance, and flavor characteristics of an American IPA, only darker in color - but without strongly roasted or burnt flavors. The flavor of darker malts is gentle and supportive, not a major flavor component. Drinkability is a key characteristic.

Comments

Most examples are standard strength. Strong examples can sometimes seem like big, hoppy porters if made too extreme, which hurts their drinkability. The hops and malt can combine to produce interesting interactions.

Commercial Examples

21st Amendment Back in Black (standard), Deschutes Hop in the Dark CDA (standard), Rogue Dad's Little Helper (standard), Southern Tier Iniquity (double), Widmer Pitch Black IPA (standard)

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VITAL

  • OG:  1050 - 1085
  • FG:  1010 - 1018
  • ABV: 5.5 - 9
  • IBU: 50 - 90
  • SRM: 25 - 40
BJCP 2015 21B - Specialty IPA - Black IPA Commercial Example
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