Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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1,997 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,997
Reviews: 659
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 45
Gots: 162 | 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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4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy By: 01/22/15

A: Pours a near black color with 2+ fingers of tan head that very slowly fades down to a nice fluffy cap that leaves some nice lacing

S: Nice and hoppy along with a decent amount of roast up front. Hops are lightly citrusy and piney, with a bit of earthiness. Also get some dark chocolate in there, made a little sweeter from the crystal malt

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malts and citrus and pine notes. This is followed by some mild sweetness and earthiness. Finishes with a moderate bitterness and more roast

M: Medium-full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Very smooth, nearing on creamy

O: A very drinkable and enjoyable black IPA. Not over the top with bitterness or hops, it is extremely well balanced and does a great job getting the most out of both malt and hops. A nice surprise

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

tastes like a decent IPA, not to smokey or black qualities

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3.9/5  rDev +6%

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 with some toffee notes. Not overly roasty like some black IPAs/porters. Malt backbone complements the juicy hops; doesn't clash with them.

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Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,997 ratings.