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RATINGS: 864   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.


urbnhautebourg's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2010
I always liked hoppy dark ales. The main flavors here were hops, and the dark malt provided something more like texture or context, rather than really a big flavor of its own. Very nice.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3349) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Do you like black IPAs? If yes, then this is awesome. Basically, imagine what you’d want the style to be, the roast of a nice stout but a little lighter in the body and complementary hops that amplify everything and this is it. Dang good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
Can at home while visiting Jacksonville. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Quite a perfume floral aroma with some choc and coffee in the background. Medium body, medium carbonation. Pine, bitter choc, light coffee, lemon, pine... decent bipa. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chastastic (18) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Not a thick dark, obviously, and went down smooth. Good color and nice foam on top. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (500) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Aroma: citrus, pine, Appearance: dark amber with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Delicious

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1400) - Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Black, red hue. Lots of foamy head, lace. Good hoppy aroma, some herbal, some sweet dark bready malts hiding some fruity hops, chocolate and light roast. More of an ipa in taste with some smooth chocolate malt, and light roast.Pine. Grapefruit like bitter. Pretty nice black ipa, dry easy drinking. Not much dark malt harshness, fairly bittered.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Larry_Duffman (246) - - DEC 3, 2015
I poured it from the can into a pint glass. It pours a dark brown color with a tan head and nice lacing. The aroma is roasted coffee, pine hops, and some chocolate. The taste is coffee, bitter hops, and a hint of chocolate. It was smooth with some carbonation. This is a good black IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ffbot (170) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
My first black IPA, pour is a luminous black, no color hints, with a brown head and lacing. Deep, dark hops smell, malt and roast, light pine, and sweet caramel. Taste is bitter, hoppy, fresh cut grass, malt. Really, quite good

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Bitter black and in your face. Malty tangy and not the best honestly. But not the worst either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polo_marco (118) - milton, Vermont, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Love black ipa and you guys did it right. Nice deep ipa note on first smell. Nice dark hue to it. Taste is bitter at first fallowed up by nice sweet malty flavor. Deep rich flavor dark finish. Great beer for a black ipa. Want to try more from you.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
Many thanks to travlr for this can! Nice smooth black beginning. Roast on a malty and not too sweetish body. Soft with floral hops, but neither too hoppy not too roasted. Easy to drink though.


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