American Ales: American Black/Cascadian Dark Ale

Notes: Black ales that don’t meet the specifications for American-Style Black Ale may possibly be categorized as Experimental India Pale Ale category.

  • ABV: 6.3%-7.6%
  • ABW: 5.0%-6.0%
  • IBU: 40-70
  • Color (SRM): 35+
  • Color (EBC): 70+
  • Original Gravity: 1.056-1.075
  • Original Gravity °P: 13.8-18.2
  • Final Gravity: 1.012-1.018
  • Final Gravity °P: 3.1-4.6

Style info provided entirely or in part by the Brewers Association 2021 beer style guidelines.

16 American Black/Cascadian Dark Ale Reviewed

Beer Brewery Rate Avg.
Alaskan Double Black IPA (Pilot Series) Alaskan Brewing Company 8.46
Atlantis Rising Tide Brewing Company 7.72
Black IPA Sprecher Brewing Company 8.76
Black Mad Hatter New Holland Brewing Company 8.09
Black Perle RJ Rockers Brewing Company 8.26
Black Top New Glarus Brewing Company 9.25
Black Tuna Pipeworks Brewing Company 9.23
Either Cigar City Brewing 8.16
Hellbender Black IPA Bridge Brew Works 7.30
Hoppy Feet Clown Shoes 7.13
In The Name Of Suffering Three Floyds Brewing Company 9.11
Jim Hill Farmstead Brewery 8.36