Disgust for India Dark Ales

Written by Damon on January 13, 2009

Jeff at Beervana shares my dislike of Black IPAs. He writes

add 100+ IBUs of hops and blast away all the maltiness.

I fully agree with this sentiment. India Dark Ales, as I know them, are all about putting roast and hop bitterness at war with each other.

Weaker stouts ┬ácan share the stage with hop bitterness, but the really strong India Dark Ales put those flavours in conflict. And I just don’t like the resulting beer.

If this is a style of beer, I hope it dies quickly.