Back In Black | 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.7/5
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2,452 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:
#32,030
Reviews:
730
Ratings:
2,452
pDev:
13.24%
Bros Score:
3.1
 
 
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56
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Ratings: 2,452 |  Reviews: 730
Photo of Tracker83
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.47/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.36/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can,into a Cigar City spiegelau IPA glass.

Pours a deep brown forming a creamy dark khaki colored head,that stands 1 finger tall.Very nice head retention,and beautiful lacing.Dark brown / deep amber colored body,with distorted light showing through the glass.Very light carbonation.

On the nose I get dark roasted malts,and some citrusy tropical fruit hops.Also getting some caramel,and coffee notes.

On the palate I get mostly dark roasted malts,coffee,caramel and toffee,balanced with a nice solid piney hop flavor.This is a very nice beer.

The body is thin with a moderately dry finish.

This is a very nice beer,not sure why it didn't get a higher rating,although I admit I am a sucker for dark beers.This is my first time trying a black IPA,and I definitely look forward to trying more of them.

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Photo of Timtac
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Momon
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanJaffe
4.49/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites for a good black IPA. It's readily available and balances malty notes with hops beautifully. A great introduction to a less common brew style.

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Photo of Paoloboston
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrushire
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KarlHvK
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stadmo1
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ecto
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beFullCircle
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcghost
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TonyLema1
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: mahogany, with a tan, lacing head
S: not much on the nose
T: roasty malts, some hoppiness
F: light/medium body, slightly bitter finish
O: a well done black ale

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Photo of EddyB10
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can with an enjoy by date of 12/9/16; into a pint glass.
Appearance- dark pour with enough sunlight penetrating to show a crimson hue at the bottom of the glass and a little along the sides. Thin, to medium off white head. Lacing is superb!
Smell - milk chocolate, sweet caramel and if I really search, a hint of herb. Not enough hops for the style.
Taste - missed the mark as a black IPA, as the hops are subtle at best; but actually works as an American Stout.
Feel - medium to full body with some lingering bitterness, but more so coffee and chocolate bitter, as opposed to hops.
Overall - market this as a stout, and I believe it works better; lacks characteristics to truly qualify as a black IPA, IMO. Gave this a 4, as I love the fact this is in a can!

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

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsreeves
4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 2,452 ratings