Back In Black | 21st Amendment Brewery

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83
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2,396 Ratings
THE BROS
72
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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:
2,396
Reviews:
712
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
395
For Trade:
0
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Photo of DanJaffe
4.49/5  rDev +22%
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 -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrushire
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KarlHvK
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stadmo1
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ecto
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beFullCircle
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcghost
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tlema1
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
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 +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsreeves
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rkunken
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Didier
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dag1991
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of raylpendleton
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonbw
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of torwart94
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
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

Back In Black from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,396 ratings.
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