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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,859 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,859
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 42
Gots: 133 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.4%

russpowell, Dec 06, 2011
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uziangis, Dec 05, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first taste from this brewery and it's a pretty good taste. Hop character is bright and vibrant at first that finishes in roasted flavor, resinous slow burn. The body feels a little bit thin on the palate but that seems to lend to a higher drinkability factor. Eyes closed I'd mostly think American IPA with roasted malt flavor pulses. When craving hops I might prefer a more traditional IPA but this definitely scratches an itch. I'd get this again.

ommegangpbr, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

richkrull, Dec 05, 2011
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3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jet black pour into a Brooklyn Pils glass with a slight fizzy cap that quickly deteriorates. Sweet malt aroma, a surprise after having read the label "Black IPA". Bitter first sip. Not citrusy, not piney, more astringent than anything else. I cannot get a bead on any hop character, just a bitter flavor. The bitterness dissipates and gets overwhelmed by candy sweetness, which is just inconsistent with the style attempt. The fizzy thin mouth feel finishes a pretty unpleasant drinking experience. Good thing that I bought the can as a single. Don't think I'll be going back for this one. I have not had great experience with 21st Amend. but I really enjoyed their Fire Side Chat and Monks Blood. Those two successes will keep me trying their new projects in the future; this effort was simply not their finest effort.

ArrogantDeadGuy, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,859 ratings.