Back In Black | 21st Amendment Brewery

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83
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2,395 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
Ratings:
2,395
Reviews:
711
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
394
For Trade:
0
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4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy By: 01/22/15

A: Pours a near black color with 2+ fingers of tan head that very slowly fades down to a nice fluffy cap that leaves some nice lacing

S: Nice and hoppy along with a decent amount of roast up front. Hops are lightly citrusy and piney, with a bit of earthiness. Also get some dark chocolate in there, made a little sweeter from the crystal malt

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malts and citrus and pine notes. This is followed by some mild sweetness and earthiness. Finishes with a moderate bitterness and more roast

M: Medium-full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Very smooth, nearing on creamy

O: A very drinkable and enjoyable black IPA. Not over the top with bitterness or hops, it is extremely well balanced and does a great job getting the most out of both malt and hops. A nice surprise

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of moundbz
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tastes like a decent IPA, not to smokey or black qualities

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.84/5  rDev +4.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.84/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +6%

More delicious than I remember. Plenty of juicy, piney hops, but not too bitter. Nice smooth brown/black ale backdrop that's moderately dry and chocolatey with some toffee notes. Not overly roasty like some black IPAs/porters. Malt backbone complements the juicy hops; doesn't clash with them.

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3.84/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,395 ratings.
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