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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,076 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,076
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 49
Gots: 222 | 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:
Beer added by: tpd975 on 11-23-2008

ABV varies around 7%.
65 IBU
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Ratings: 2,076 | Reviews: 670
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear very dark reddish brown (approaching but not quite black) in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation near the surface of the beer and some garnet red + crimson red highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy light tan head that reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts and coffee along with slightly stronger aromas of pine hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of roasted malts and lighter flavors of roasted coffee. Moderate flavors of pine hops with just a hint of citrus/grapefruit pith hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish which lasts for a moderate amount of time.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth, almost creamy with a light to moderate amount of dryness in the finish

O: This beer has a nice balance between the roasty malts and hoppy flavors as well as well hidden alcohol. Another nice brew from 21st Amendment and available in a can!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can > Mason Pint

A - Dark brown/black with a finger of thick foamy khaki color head, big bubbly lacing.
S - Aroma is very subdued, earthy pine, grapefruit, dank grassy notes, toasted toffee and caramel.
T - Taste is very soapy, but that fades fast, so its not too bad, big grapefruit, some sweet orange, toasted caramel, roasted grains, lots of earthy pine, some spicy hop bite too on the end.
M - Decent feel, bitter and not too chewy, but a good medium texture.
O - Decent Black IPA, could back down from the bitterness and hopefully remove that soapy taste, but I'd have this one again, though there's a plethora of better options.

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Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 2,076 ratings.