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RATINGS: 792   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


werberski's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
werberski (18) - New York, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Can. Head dies down quickly. Taste is of resinous hops. Bitter but not overly. The yeast taste is more dominant than usual. Body is a little thin and there is a slight tartness in back of mouth. Overall not bad, probably would not go out of way to buy more.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dgess32 (5) - - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
12 ounce can pours nicely into a pint. Well balanced with strong roasty malt flavors and a nice hop finish. Would definitely get again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1360) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
Draught at the 21:st Amendment in San Fransisco. Brown head. Dark red-brown color. Roasted malt aroma that also dominate the taste with a tuch of caramell. Big bitterness and hop taste. One of the best balck IPAís Iíve tried. This beer give me hope that there actually are enoyable Black IPAís.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1048) - Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Can. Pours black with thick, tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, sweet. Taste is a little roasty, bitter finish, chocolate, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmis (10) - - OCT 29, 2014
Can. Pours dark brown with a 2-finger beige head. Aroma of hops, pine. Flavors of coffee, chocolate. Starts sweet and finishes bitter. An excellent, well rounded beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemooner (636) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and citrus hops. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, citrus fruit, and piney hops. Medium body with medium carbonation. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (74) - - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2014 (Can) Itís an okay beer. Lots of citrus / grapefruit hop aroma and a long, lingering, astringent, bitter aftertaste. Flavor is okay. There are a lot of bad black IPAs out there; this one is not bad, but itís also not good either.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (641) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Can. Dark cola. Aroma is roasted malt and earthy hops. The taste adds chocolate, coffee grinds, bitter hints of citrus, and dark rich malts. Average to low carb, bitter finish, light body. Damn, this is a great all around black ipa. A little of everything with excellent balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (889) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 7, 2014
12oz can pours dark licorice black with 2 finger offwhite head. Nose is round malty orange and some light roasty ash, bitter cocoa, and dirt. Taste is on the sweeter malt side with some earthy pine and soil, light sweet citrus and lemon, touch of vanilla, nutty coffee bean.Finish is thin, bitter cocoa and evergreen, some fruity citrus. Decent enough attempt but not something Iíd revisit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RyanK (220) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 2, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 12oz can pours black with an off white foamy head quick to dissipate but stays as lacing. How Black you ask? Well when put up to light it actually looks red, with plenty carbonation and filtered for sure.Smells of roasted malts but also quite sweet in an odd way. Taste bitter and of roasted malts, has an unfortunate alcohol sweetness to it. Prevalent carbonation in mouth-feel and leaves an almost ashy malty bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"i donít know if 21st is having quality control issues or what, but this is the second straight beer that had a sour/tangy/metallic quality that didnít belong, and it became more pronounced as the beer warmed. without this it would be a decent black ipa, though the roasted malts kinda overpower the hops. it looks nice enough at a murky brown with a thick khaki head, but damn, that sour thing hampers the aroma, and nearly ruins the feel and flavor. iím gonna stop bothering with their stuff soon. monks blood is the only standout in the bunch. 11/2012 - again, i havenít spent money on these guys in a while as i had a couple straight spoiled brews, but again, as expected, this is pretty dang good when made right. good dark malt/chocolate and hop balance. Unfortunately, the range is 2.7-3.7...so it gets a 3.2 for now."


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