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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,783 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,783
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 39
Gots: 105 | 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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TheSixthRing

California

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours black, with ruby red edging where light can penetrate. The head is tan and 3 fingers thick, excellent retention, and leaves behind a thick, sticky lace.

Smell - Roasted malts, primarily chocolate, intertwined with a floral and citrus hop aroma.

Taste - Follows the nose, but breaks it's promise. Primarily a caramel malt flavor with very little roasted or chocolatey malt notes, and only slight citrus hop bitterness that lacks any serious punch. Where's the "IPA" character? Tame as an overweight house cat.

Mouthfeel - Fairly thin. Carbonation is on point, but can't save what is an otherwise weak mouthfeel.

Overall - Disappointing. Has the look and smell of a top notch Cascadian, but it doesn't pass the taste test. Closer to a "Black Pale Ale" than a "Black IPA". Thin. Severely lacks in any kind of 'roasted' malt character. Very, very middle of the road with both the hops and malt flavors. It's at least drinkable. Might be an occasional purchase if I'm in the mood for a CDA and there aren't better options, or any options like the last time I bought it, for that matter.

Serving type: can

04-16-2012 03:26:50 | More by TheSixthRing
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Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,783 ratings.