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RATINGS: 866   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Back in Black is our newest year-round beer available now in six pack cans and on draft. Brewed like an American IPA but with the addition of rich, dark malts, this beer has all the flavor and hop character you expect with a smooth, mellow finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2475) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2010
nice brew acid acrid, smokey and sweetish with a mildish hit of hops. decent malt flavors and same of hops it reminds me of some famous brews that i could describe. but it has been done before.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Can. Dark pour, light tan head. Aroma of citrus and lightly roasted malt. Roasted bitter flavors combine with hop bitterness for a somewhat refreshing experience. A bit tinny however, and the combination leads to an odd sourness. Not a bad brew overall but the flavors mix to the point of muddled unlike some of BIPAs where flavors are clearer/brighter and more focused. Finishes dry and pleasantly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Dark, nearly black pour with a moderate tan head. Aroma is somewhat hoppy with dark malt and some spice. Flavor is a bit hoppy with the malt and sweetness, and fairly thick consistency. It does finish nice and dry. Good stuff, but not a favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Wow. Nice beer. Both great citrus and grapefruit hops, and nice roasted malt. Easy drinking, but flavorful with a perfect dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Can. Pours a dark brown amber with a big tan head. Nose is hoppy, some medium roasted malts, hint of chocolate. Medium-bodied, decent amount of hoppy bitterness throughout. Sweetness fading to a dry bitter finish with some chocolate, roastiness. The finish is the highlight here - very nice. Otherwise it tastes like a watered down porter with extra hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2244) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2010 Can

Dark cola pour. Citrus hops and and some ashy roast in the aroma, interplay of the same hops and and coffee. This one stands out in drinkability. Iíd have called it at 5.5%. Iím not sure itís quite the exceptional beer that Deschutes CDA is, but I think I need to try them head to head to properly quantify the gap between them. Oh, it does rock that one can get this cans. I havenít taken that into account in the score.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1950) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2010
12oz can. Pours dark brown with tan head and decent lacing. Hints of coffee and licorice. Didnít have the usual characteristics of an IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (5099) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Draft: Dirty bark nose, hints of licorice. Dark brown, thin tan lacing head. Unsweetened cola, charcoal flavor. Orange peel finish. Pleasant mouthfeel. Not bad, but relatively uninspired. Solid ABA suspect Black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2010 Sample from a can at the blind IPA tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits. The beer pours a dark brown-black with a medium foamy beige head that dissipates steadily. Sticky rings of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Medium body with a moderately hoppy and roasty character, plus notes of earthy malt and citrus. The finish is hoppy with a lingering roasted malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Pours a deep dark almost completely opaque black with a thick light beige head. Has good hop a roasted malt aroma. Taste has a hoppy beginning with a deep roasted almost oaky roast finish. Leaves a charred aftertaste on the tongue. Nice easy drinking Black IPA. Another good session offering from 21st Amendment.


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