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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,073 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,073
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 49
Gots: 220 | 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: 2,073 | 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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3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours very well with a nice head. Has great lacing on a dry glass.

Certainly can taste the bittering hops, but has a nice malty taste to it. Almost like a chocolate/coffee taste but not quite there. Very easy to drink and I would recommend it. Smooth

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark brown beer with a deep purple light passing through. Light beige head formed at a height of over two inches. The foam looks dense and dry. Excellent head retention. Laces in blankets in properly dried glassware.

Earthy and piney hops in the nose exhibit dryness and heartiness with the added char of roasty malts. Some citrus notes include tangerine rind and grapefruit pith. A dry anise-like aroma cuts in from the direction of the malt.

Spicy pine notes with substantial leafiness and copious amounts of floral notes deliver with true whole hop cone flavor. Very bitter and gruff. Lots of intensity driven by the spicy hops. Malts are nicely roasted with an earthy appeal. Lots of herbal flavors going on with rooty vegetable and leafy astringency. Hint of fennel. Good beer.

Dry feel with residue of dried foam carbonation and spiciness from the alcoholic presence. A little frothy. Body is medium. There's some good chewiness.

A solid beer. One of my favorite, easily-accessible black IPAs.

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Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 2,073 ratings.