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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,952 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,952
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 43
Gots: 154 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

abex44, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

djgustafson, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MN_Beerticker, Jul 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

JSisk, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of gcamparone
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter. Acquired in a trade with gwdavis.

A- Pours a deep brown body with cherry highlights. The head is 2 fingers and off white, leaving some uniform lacing.

S- Not very potent.. the hops are resinous and piney, some dark malt in there. Very subtle. Had to strain.

T- Upfront I get some sweet dark malt, particularly toffee and caramel. This develops into subtle piney, resinous hops. The finish is slightly roasty with some vanilla.

M- Easy drinker, slightly watery though. Medium-low carbonation.

A fairly executed black IPA. Not awesome but not bad. I could throw a few of these back.

gcamparone, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Tarks, Jul 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

MJKauz, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Chucker17, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

jbaker67, Jul 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

beergil, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

tabascosigned, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

WizzardOfHops, Jul 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

OoReFLuXoO, Jul 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

irishgreensoda, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

WOLFGANG, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ChrisMon02, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

FriedSlug, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of ksimons
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-pours chestnut brown with three fingers worth of light tan head

S-citrus and piney hops with a bit of caramel malt

T-taste is somewhat sweeter than I expected from the smell with a heavy backbone of caramel malt and a mild amount of citrus hops

M-medium body, very smooth, mild carbonation

Overall not the most exciting beer, but still good tasting and easy to drink

ksimons, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

HardWater, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

pathman, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Joelboy, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Skabiski, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Libationguy
4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown with an off-white head. Carbonation is fine and there is a moderate head retention.

Citrus, resin, pine, white flowers, roasted malt, pumpernickel bread and a light coffee note. The aromatics hold a medium intensity and while the hop notes are fresh, they are not overly aggressive.

Really picks up on the palate. Resin, hop bitterness, espresso. Rich, roasted malt flavors.

Nice full mouthfeel, with the hops well balanced but notable.

Bold in style and really well made.

Libationguy, Jul 07, 2013
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 1,952 ratings.