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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,906 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,906
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 44
Gots: 143 | 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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Photo of Mongrel
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

More delicious than I remember. Plenty of juicy, piney hops, but not too bitter. Nice smooth brown/black ale backdrop that's moderately dry and chocolatey. Not overly roasty like some black IPAs/porters. Malt backbone complements the juicy hops; doesn't clash with them.

Mongrel, Today at 02:42 AM
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4.47/5  rDev +21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

diddith, Monday at 10:50 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Josh_951, Saturday at 06:48 AM
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3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

alcohline_trip, Oct 16, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

Fordknox, Oct 16, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Chuck_IPA_Mathus, Oct 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

jimbase, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

APBT91, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.8/5  rDev +30.1%

BobMessina, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

dheldman, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of fscottkey
4.24/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Notes: Best by10/29/2014. (consumed 10/8/14). Poured into a nonic pint

A: [4.50] Looks black in the glass but is a nice ruby red when held up to the light. I got 3-4 fingers of head. The head is off white and had large bubbles on the edges. The middle was a nice creamy head (I suspect there was residue on the glass causing the large head and different bubbles). The can lists the best by date 10/29/14) and the IBUs 65 and the ABV 6.8%(+1 for the trifecta!)

S: [4.00] Nice grassy smell on the nose. Some wafting sweet smells too.

T: [4.25] There is a nice hop presence up front giving some pine and grassy notes. Then there is sweetness from the malts. The finish is again with the hops and slight bitterness. There is also a spicy flavor that is very nice.

M:[4.50] The mouthfeel is excellent for a 6.8% ABV beer.. Nice and creamy on the palate

O: [4.25] Normally I rate Appearance, Smell then taste. But on the first sip I was struck by the velvety mouthfeel. I really like this beer. 21st Amendment puts everything you need on the can. Then they put everything I like in the can. Great Black IPA. It is not too bitter but still has some hoppiness.

fscottkey, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

timmy2b, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Beermazter310, Oct 08, 2014
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Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,906 ratings.