These days, new beer styles and sub-styles seem to pop up every few months, especially if you include barrel-aged variants. The Black IPA has enjoyed a current wave of trendiness but there’s nothing new about the style. The first batch of Black IPA was brewed on December 4, 1994 by Greg Noonan and Glenn Walter, at the Vermont Pub and Brewery in Burlington, VT. Despite a West Coast attempt to appropriate the style and name it "Cascadian Dark Ale," we’re calling our expression of the style what it is- a black IPA.
The brewer markets this same or near-same product by more than one names. This can be the result of a brewer distributing this beer under different names in different countries, or the brewer simply changing the name, but not the recipe at different points in time.
Proceed to the aliased beer...Smuttynose Noonan