Black IPA ABV 6.9% Fermentables: 2-Row, CaraMunich, BlackPrinz, Midnight Wheat Hops: Columbus, Simcoe, Mosaic “Black IPA” is a silly descriptor (black pale ale, right?). But it’s become a recognized sub-style of the ever popular, boldly hopped, American IPA. The hops bring an assertive bitterness with berry and pine resin. And the dark grains add a touch of black coffee bitterness, plus dark chocolate. The name is borrowed from a guy named Ritchie.