Back In Black | 21st Amendment Brewery

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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
Ratings:
2,397
Reviews:
713
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
398
For Trade:
0
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Photo of gcamparone
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of Tarks
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MrDave
3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of beergil
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of tabascosigned
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of WizzardOfHops
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of OoReFLuXoO
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of irishgreensoda
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of EastBay_Nick
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ksimons
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
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

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Photo of HardWater
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Libationguy
4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Michael_DaBeers_IV
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,397 ratings.
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