INDIA BLACK ALE Brewers Best Beer Making Kit. India Black Ale This American Style India Black Ale, also known as Cascadian Dark Ale, balances moderate roast character with medium-high hop bitterness. Briess Special Dark extract, Victory® and 80L malt provide a moderate degree of caramel malt character. The medium-high hop bitterness is balanced by bold hop flavor and aroma courtesy of ZYTHOS. This one-of-a-kind premium hop is specifically blended for the exceptional hop flavor and aroma that you expect in American Style IPAs. ZYTHOSs distinct tropical citrus and slight pine characteristics complement the roasted malt flavor and aroma of this India Black Ale. IBUs: 80 - 85. ABV: 5.5% - 6.0%. OG: 1.056 - 1.060. Difficulty: Easy. Color: Black. FG: 1.014 - 1.016.