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RATINGS: 888   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.9
MacBoost (1924) - Victor, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2011
I was truly expecting more from this beer. Pours black into the glass. Roasty and hoppy in the nose. Bitter and sour taste... almost like they used a Belgian yeast strain. Not hoppy enough for a Black IPA. Thin mouthfeel. Very average beer. Disappointing. Would not buy again.

3.7
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2011
12 oz. can (thanks beerchugger!) pours black as light passes through my glass I notice a red tint. 1/2" head that tapers to just a slight ring. Very rich malty smell, caramel, chocolate a hint of coffee with a good amount citrus hop aroma.Tase: Full of nice chocolate, caramel, roasty malts a very nice hop kick at the end. At the beginning of the finish I pick a woody note then a touch of alcohol then an awesome blast of hops that hangs in the mouth. I really like this one!

3.6
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2011
pours dark almost black with ruby tints. helthy sized head. citrusy hops in the nose. sweet hoppy notes with some citrus thrown in. lighter on the malts than some of the black ipa’s i’ve had but probably one of the better ones. solid beer.

3.7
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Can. Black with some reddish highlight around the edges when held to light. Thick sticky brown head. Aroma of rich dark malt and a hint of brown sugar. Flavour starts like a thick stout that has been dry hopped with the hops compeletely overpowered by the malt. As you drink a nice hoppiness builds on the tongue. Maybe the blackest maltiest Black IPA I have tried. Tasty with a strong coffee taste.

3.4
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
12oz can. Rating #306. Chocolate roast aroma and just a bit of wet cardboard. Very dark brown pour with a nice tan head that left very little lacing. Roast bitterness and hops that stick to the tongue, but it doesn’t linger for too long with a nice clean aftertaste. (1497)

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andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Purchased at Bierkraft in Brooklyn, NY; enjoyed on a good friends rooftop overlooking the NYC skyline on a warm March evening. Appearance like a stout, pure black with a prominent white head. Aroma dominated by hops, also a bit of creaminess. Taste is mostly hoppy like a traditional IPA but with a touch of roasted malt thrown in, crisp while still retaining a smoothness to it. Pretty good stuff.

3.3
radagast83 (8191) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2011
12oz can. Aroma hoppy, malty goodness. Flavor is a nice dark malt flavor, hoppy. A good beer in a can!

3.7
bth122 (1604) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Can, poured a very dark brown wiith a full head. Aroma of roasted malts with some grassy hops. Taste is med bitter and lite sweet. Med body. Creamy texture, ave carb. Nice touch on the ipa. Hops taste a little to earthy to me, or it seems like that when u the toasty floavored malts. But a neat beer to try. Nice creamy texture was a plus.

3.5
gpekar (497) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Poured a clear dark mahogany brown with a tall foamy light brown head. There were nice orange highlights in the beer as light passed through the glass. The aroma was mild with some chocolate malt and light grapefruit. There was a good grapefruit hops flavor mixed with a bit of a chocolate malt flavor. It was a bit on the dry side and had a little of a metalic taste ( I wonder if this was can releated). The hops remains into the finish and turns slightly more bitter. The head left a good amount of thick lacing throughout the glass.

3.3
rollinsr (799) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - FEB 25, 2011
Took me a couple of cans to formulate my opinion on this beer and I have decided that this IPA should definitely poured into a glass before enjoying. I tried it out of the can at first and the bitter hop character just seemed to clash with the dark roasted malt flavors. In the glass the flavors seem to compliment each other much better to create a good APA with some nice dark roasted malt character.


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