Back In Black

California
United States
Back in Black IPA Beer 21st Amendment
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Inspired by Paul Revere’s midnight ride, we rebelled against the British style IPA, embraced the more aggressive American version and then recast it in bold, brave, defiant black. Our Black IPA is a Declaration of Independence from the tyranny of the expected.

Back in Black is a year-round beer available 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.

Profile

ABV: 
6.8%
IBUs: 
65
Hops: 
Columbus, Centennial
Malts: 
Rahr Pale, Crystal 45L, Munich, De-Bittered Black
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer poured a very dark brown, near-black color with very nice carbonation and a solid, dark tan head. It had slightly burnt roasted malt aromas with no noticeable hops in the nose. The beer had a nice balance of roasted malts and hops that melded with the prominent smokiness. Though this beer features some interesting flavors, it doesn't really display the bitterness of most Black IPAs. Still though, this beer featured a nice, medium body and a full, creamy mouthfeel that resulted in a very smooth and clean finish in the aftertaste. A solid Black IPA that's let down by its lack of traditional IPA bitterness.