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Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,770 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,770
Reviews: 643
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 37
Gots: 97 | 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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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel Tulip at cellar temps.

A: Black, pitch black. Nice rocky head dissipates ultimately to a 1 mm solid disk. No lacing to speak of, wispy at best.

S: Weakly malty with a hint of hops. Neutral yeast indicators, not pronounced. Mild.

T: A kiss of hops up front, slightly bitter and very mild. The malt is definitely roasty and good. Just wish the hops were a little more pronounced. This reminds me of a slightly hoppier Schwarzbier, too. Lemony finish so there's some hops doing something kinda back-sliding in at the finish.

M: Thin. Very poundable and dangerous given the ABV. Light on the palate. Chocolatey finish. Like bitter, ephemeral chocolates.

O: I like it for what it is, a very smooth, quaffable brew that is kind of true to the style, which I consider an ANTI IPA style. Like "hey, we're calling this IPA but really is a hoppy Schwarz". Regardless I like it.

Serving type: can

06-14-2014 04:21:53 | More by Scrapss
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Mlarz2100

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-13-2014 23:52:40 | More by Mlarz2100
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allenm8

Georgia

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-13-2014 23:46:24 | More by allenm8
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scottford

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-13-2014 20:31:56 | More by scottford
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avwrite

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-13-2014 16:59:42 | More by avwrite
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LakerLeith

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-12-2014 11:15:14 | More by LakerLeith
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SlothB77

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-11-2014 02:18:03 | More by SlothB77
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-11-2014 00:48:23 | More by whatname
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-09-2014 23:36:29 | More by ridgeline23
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delta490

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark clear brown with a light tan head. The head has moderate retention but leaves some soapy lacing on the glass. The aroma is very roasted, much more reminiscent of a schwarzbier, with only a hint of hops. Its a nice aroma, but not very IPA-ish. The taste is equally close to a schwarzbier. Delicious, but not really an IPA. There's a nice feel to the body and it's nice a smooth. If this weren't billed as an IPA, I think it would get a much higher rating. It has a great flavor but it doesn't even closely resemble one.

Serving type: can

06-09-2014 22:30:12 | More by delta490
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-09-2014 10:37:43 | More by rudabegga9
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-07-2014 21:04:48 | More by xJMFCx
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Auslander

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-03-2014 21:39:18 | More by Auslander
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Michael-Poppe

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-29-2014 06:17:30 | More by Michael-Poppe
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Richardbcoffin

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-29-2014 03:28:57 | More by Richardbcoffin
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

05-28-2014 23:14:36 | More by WuBByG999
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Std73

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-28-2014 23:11:53 | More by Std73
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-27-2014 22:10:09 | More by Durandal_777
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-26-2014 15:49:35 | More by StaveHooks
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-25-2014 04:37:49 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-23-2014 02:21:48 | More by LooseMoose1978
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The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-22-2014 00:34:51 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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CM31

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-21-2014 16:24:54 | More by CM31
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-21-2014 12:29:00 | More by mklisz
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BodyPolitic

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-19-2014 22:35:39 | More by BodyPolitic
Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,770 ratings.