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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,823 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,823
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 40
Gots: 120 | 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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boudreaux

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-14-2013 11:28:34 | More by boudreaux
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ottstinate

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-22-2014 08:51:33 | More by ottstinate
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

A 12 oz. can, poured to a pint glass. Label is heavy on the black and, therefore, tough to make out; looks like a Revolutionary War-era minuteman riding a motorcycle - am I close?

'American IPA brewed with
rich dark malts
BLACK IPA
6.8% Alc./Vol.
65 IBUs'

A: Very dark, pretty well impenetrable until held to a strong light - then richer mahogany shows (not quite 'black', but close enough). Ridiculously gargantuan head, nearly 4 fingers of pillowy khaki creampuff that falls steadily but stays lumpy; terrific lace in jigsawed fragments.

S: Allowed to sit for many minutes out of the fridge, aroma never really develops. A dusky sort of toasted malt, dark rye and some muddled spice. Pine, too, but really subtle. Not much to get excited about.

T: A fair amount of wood char and spicy dark malt, all with a reasonable citrus/pine hoppiness. Something like burnt caramel before mineral drying and a gluey stickiness.

M: Not exciting at all, a muted carbonation and general mellowness that's kinda boring... then gets more boring. Thinner than a beer that nears 7% probably should be. The plus side is 'creaminess' - no complaints there.

O: I'm no big fan of 'Black Ales' [see previous], but I try to never let that bias enter into my reviews. I've had some of the style that I thought were pretty good, and this is among them. Not too burnt/roasted, nor too bitter/hoppy - both of which are reasons to NOT dismiss this entirely. Alcohol level seems pretty well enveloped, which helps overall likability.

03-30-2011 00:45:49 | More by msubulldog25
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pjs234

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-07-2012 00:00:13 | More by pjs234
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-25-2012 01:46:44 | More by hilgart1
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kchannel9

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-23-2011 11:51:01 | More by kchannel9
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keanex

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

From a 12 ounce can, not freshness date. Poured into a shaker glass.

A: Looks fantastic only the slightest bit of garnet shines through the light, other than that it's opaque. Near 2 finger foamy thick, rocky looking head. It looks a lot like a stout actually.

S: Light pine or citrus hop notes with some other faint hints I can't pick up. Light roasted malt notes make an appearance too.

T: Slight roasty bitterness, a tad earthy. It's easy to drink, but it's not what I was expecting, more like a light coffee stout really. Not what I was expecting really, especially not when labeled as an IPA, not enough hop presence.

M: Medium bodied with some light sharp carbonation.

O: This is not what I was expecting, not enough hop presence here. I like it, but it doesn't seem to match the style.

01-03-2012 04:13:21 | More by keanex
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BltByKrmn

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-16-2013 15:35:39 | More by BltByKrmn
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-04-2012 17:21:48 | More by Mdodge8837
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iHeartMNBeer

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-26-2013 20:57:33 | More by iHeartMNBeer
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avwrite

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-13-2014 16:59:42 | More by avwrite
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-10-2013 16:36:55 | More by Artjsantos
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-06-2012 20:14:27 | More by Texasfan549
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capolo2k


3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-20-2012 04:53:17 | More by capolo2k
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-17-2014 20:15:41 | More by AnalogErik
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-26-2012 14:54:44 | More by Envelopes
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gshackles

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-18-2013 01:49:35 | More by gshackles
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-12-2012 23:39:45 | More by GaryMarkle84
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tubeboy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-08-2012 00:26:42 | More by tubeboy
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pxc13


3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-14-2014 19:04:49 | More by pxc13
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-11-2012 07:24:10 | More by shelby415
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therealsikes

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-03-2014 15:02:07 | More by therealsikes
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calmstock

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-08-2012 03:28:38 | More by calmstock
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-04-2012 23:41:31 | More by strongaf
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mttdls

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-19-2012 00:11:37 | More by mttdls
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,823 ratings.