Black IPA, also known as Cascadian Dark Ale, is a delicious and unique style of beer that has a lot to offer in terms of flavor and complexity. It has the dark appearance of a porter, but it’s not as heavy, making it a great choice for those who want a full-bodied beer without feeling too full. At Fin City Brewing Company, we take great pride in our version of the American Black IPA, which has earned an 86 score on Beer Advocate.
Our Black IPA is brewed with a combination of pale and mild roasted malts and a blend of citrus hops that give it a well-balanced roasty-sweet backbone and a smooth finish with a floral, citric hoppiness. It tastes crisp and smooth, making it easy to knock back a few at a time!
When it comes to food pairing, this smooth, floral, and citrusy brew pairs well with a variety of dishes. It goes well with steak, pork chops, BBQ short ribs, tacos, and wild game meats. It’s also a great choice for spicy dishes and sharp cheeses like sharp cheddar, romano, smokey blue cheese, and smoked gouda. And if you’re a cigar aficionado, it pairs perfectly with a nice cigar.
For dessert, chocolate is the way to go with our Black IPA. Try pairing it with chocolate truffles, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate cake with hints of coffee, or even carrot cake with some spice and cream cheese frosting. The combination of the rich, chocolatey flavors and the roasty sweetness of the beer creates a perfect harmony of tastes that will leave you wanting more.
Overall, if you’re looking for a bold and flavorful beer that pairs well with a variety of dishes, our Black IPA is a great choice. It’s perfect for those who want a full-bodied beer without feeling too heavy and is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.