Back In Black | 21st Amendment Brewery

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3.7/5
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2,448 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies around 7%.
65 IBU

Added by tpd975 on 11-23-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,661
Reviews:
730
Ratings:
2,448
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
3.1
 
 
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56
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423
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HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,448 |  Reviews: 730
Photo of raylpendleton
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonbw
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of torwart94
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PvtSnowball
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.26/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deansellers
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rich_K
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lemmy187
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelPstout
4.51/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Awesome Taste,Stands strong in the glass,lives up to it's name.

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Photo of drews240
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaunshelly
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of anon
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very deep Ruby/dark brown. Not as dark as expected for the style. Creamy, thick finger-width head sits atop and attains it's retention quite well. Spotty lace.

Very subdued aroma, only picking up the faintest roast, malt, cacao and hop characteristics. Juicy hops up front on taste; pine, grass and earth. Malts take over the show with some decent roastiness; notes of coffee, grains, grass, milk chocolate and light toasted bread.

Finishes quite smooth and a bit creamy. Lingering of roast and light bitterness. This was the high point of this brew for me. Really not too bad, but for the style it sets out to be, falls short.

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Photo of Warmonger371
4.61/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chicken69
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bnes09
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Familiar yet solid.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black beer pours black, not overly viscous, looks more like schwarzbier than a stout, so we're doing good in going after the oxymoron black india pale ale. . . Head was tan, 1/2". Aroma hit big time C hop bitterness and roasted malt notes.

Taste is bitter as well, not a lot of hop flavor, more roast than that. Strong abv, strong ibu. If you want something strong and substantial this is it, but it doesn't display a lot of nuance.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has some grassy hops and roasted malt but I doesn't go into stout territory. Taste is quite good and really balanced. There are grassy/resiny hops but also a good amount of roasted malt. There is a nice bitterness on the finish, roasty but also hoppy. Light to medium body with medium to low carbonation. Overall it's a quite good BIPA.

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Photo of jkn09
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Octoberist
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,448 ratings