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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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83
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1,786 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,786
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 39
Gots: 106 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies around 7%.
65 IBU

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 11-23-2008)
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Reviews by Mancer:
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Mancer

New York

4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a fantastic deep dark brown/jet black with an excellent two finger high, light brown head. The lacing was thick and clung nicely to the glass. The head receded slowly and remained for most of the beer. The initial smell of the beer is citrus with light pine. The smell was not overwhelming but was instead quite nice on the nose. The initial taste of the beer was that of the smell, citrus and pine flavors with a light bitter bite on the tongue. Additionally, the lightly roasted malts were a wonderful addition and complimented the beer perfectly. The beer had a medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall, this has got to be one of my favorite IPA's yet. I am absolutely blown away by the appearance and flavors of this beer. Additionally, this is the first canned beer that I have been drawn to and I have to say that I am impressed. I definitely need to seek out more beers by this brewery. I would also like to add that this brewery is wonderfully creative with their can designs, as well as the box that this 6er came in.

Serving type: can

11-25-2010 05:01:46 | More by Mancer
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S- Semi-pungent piney hops break out of the glass against a mildly roasty backdrop.

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Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,786 ratings.