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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,772 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,772
Reviews: 643
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 37
Gots: 97 | 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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Zraly

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3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with tan head. Decent head that loses itself quickly, although some nice lacing to follow.

I've had this on tap before and recall being a bit more impressed with it. There is an odd taste that I cannot place. There are on and off moments were there is almost a hint of mint lingering around somewhere. Or there is something funky going on in those cans (I normally find canned beers of this sort to be of tighter quality). There is a bizarre "candy" note at the top and I wasn't expecting that. Besides the oddness, there are definitely notes of roasted malts and a decent amount of hop bitterness in the finish. It's fairly smooth and is drinkable -- I just wish I could identify with it better.

I do like it but think it is a bit odd for a Black IPA. A good burger with lots of fresh toppings will compensate for the oddness.

Serving type: can

01-21-2011 22:39:05 | More by Zraly
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Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,772 ratings.