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American Black Ale

Also referred to as a Black IPA (India Pale Ale) or Cascadian Dark Ale, ales of this style range from dark brown to pitch black and showcase malty and light to moderate roasty notes and are often quite hoppy generally with the use of American hops. Alcohol can range from average to high depending on if the brewery is going for a "dobule / imperial" version.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 5.0-10.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Sublimely Self-Righteous AleStone Brewing8.704.25,89394
Wookey JackFirestone Walker Brewing Co.8.304.244,558-
NightTimeLagunitas Brewing Company8.204.122,514-
Dark PenanceFounders Brewing Company8.904.042,508-
Back In Black21st Amendment Brewery6.803.682,36072
Dubhe Imperial Black IPAUinta Brewing Company9.204.092,13194
Yakima GloryVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown8.703.951,65694
Snow Day Winter AleNew Belgium Brewing6.203.721,49886
Hoppy FeetClown Shoes7.003.891,45094
Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPASierra Nevada Brewing Co.6.803.851,402-
Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark AleDeschutes Brewery6.904.061,34494
Dark Horse Reserve Special Black AleDark Horse Brewing Company7.503.971,22886
BlakkrSurly Brewing Company9.994.21,136-
Black TopNew Glarus Brewing Company6.904.061,05390
WeezMaine Beer Company7.204.041,026-
Mountain Standard Double Black IPAOdell Brewing Company9.504.1683290
Pitch Black IPAWidmer Brothers Brewing Company6.503.7980289
Heavy Seas Black CannonHeavy Seas Beer7.253.868787
Grainstorm Black Rye IPABoulevard Brewing Co.7.704.05665-
Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery7.303.9538-
AngerGreenbush Brewing Company7.603.97530-
Black RacerBear Republic Brewing Co.8.103.92529-
Stone Enjoy By Black IPAStone Brewing9.404.21520-
Hop Strike Black IPATommyknocker Brewery6.503.78464-
Toxic Sludge Black IPABlue Point Brewing Company7.003.75440-
He'Brew Death Of A Contract BrewerShmaltz Brewing Company7.003.86439-
Midnight RyderIndeed Brewing Company6.504.07409-
Hop Odyssey: Black IPAGreen Flash Brewing Co.7.203.96403-
James Black AleHill Farmstead Brewery6.804.23399-
Libertine Black AleBrewDog7.203.9397-
Black RajahThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works6.804.11391-
Smuttynose Noonan Black IPASmuttynose Brewing Company6.203.86389-
Morimoto Black Obi Soba AleRogue Ales4.803.66387-
In The Name Of Suffering3 Floyds Brewing Co.7.103.87380-
New Holland Black HatterNew Holland Brewing Company5.503.71354-
Cold Press Black AleBent Paddle Brewing Co.6.004.15351-
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPAArcadia Brewing Company8.503.9342-
Peak Organic Hop NoirPeak Organic Brewing Company8.203.79335-
Society & Solitude #2Hill Farmstead Brewery9.504.34327-
Midnight HoppynessKnee Deep Brewing Company9.504.04324-
Harpoon Black IPAHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall7.003.7324-
Jukebox-HeroRevolution Brewing Company7.504.01318-
Goodnight BodaciousShort's Brewing Company9.004.16305-
DamienSurly Brewing Company8.003.93304-
Hop Program - Beer IIIMaine Beer Company5.504.06293-
Widow Maker Black AleKeweenaw Brewing Company5.203.41292-
Dark VineIthaca Beer Company9.503.89284-
Black Perle Dark IPARJ Rockers Brewing Company9.503.8228394
Terrapin Capt'n Krunkles Black IPATerrapin Beer Company7.503.8282-
EpitomeCarton Brewing Company10.304.2828198
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