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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

2,057 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,057
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 49
Gots: 209 | 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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3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
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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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark reddish brown, almost opaque. Two finger light tan head with clingy lace.

The smell was heavy with citrus rind hop oils and smokey malts

Taste was full of roasted malts followed up by resinous hops and citrus grapefruit rind flavors.

Mouthfeel was very good. Started with a nice creamy head and finished with slightly slick hop oils on the tongue.

Overall a very good black IPA. Not overly malty, nor sweet. The roasted malt compliments the hops quite well. I'd even say well balanced.

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

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3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a Rock Island snifter.

A: Dark brown with tawny edges, with transparent gold and ruby hues. Lots of off-white head and lace.

S: The nose reveals piney hops and pine sap, with plenty of roasted malt character and a good dose of coffee. Orange peel as well.

T: More coffee; dark, roasted malt bordering on burnt...charcoal? Piney, spicy and herbal/earthy hops with a hint of citrus. A pleasant balance is struck between the hop component and the good dose of roasted barley in this brew.

MF: Lighter/moderate bitterness, stand-fare medium mouthfeel, smooth body, appropriate carbonation.

O: I've had this a few times without reviewing and without any memorable moments, but this time revealed a decent roast & malt-heavy black IPA, if you lean that way. Pleasant drinker for me.

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Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 2,057 ratings.