Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
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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4.24/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had at Bar of Soap Asheville. Served in a pint glass
A- Pours a mostly opaque dark brown color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains well before diminishing to a...whoops.
S- Semi-pungent piney hops break out of the glass against a mildly roasty backdrop.
T- Quite bitter with the dark roast accentuating the bitterness and leaving a chocolate aftertaste. Alcohol is certainly present but works well within the construct of the overall flavor profile. Bitterness lingers after a few sips.
M- Oily, thick and somewhat sharp. Medium carbonation and a fullish body.
O- This is probably one of my favorite 21st Amendment beers. A no-nonsense black IPA that brings the hops and roast right into the forefront but, even on a hot day, it goes down nicely.
Serving type: can
07-28-2014 00:07:18 | More by Immortale25
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,783 ratings.