Beer: 21st Amendment Back in Black
Type: Black IPA
Location: San Francisco, CA
Availability: Year round
Appearance: Black unless held in the light and then pretty damn close to black. Light brown head.
Aroma: Roasted malts and barley, hops, and sweet.
Body & Texture: Medium bodied, very smooth. Great carbonation.
Aftertaste: Deep roasted flavors with mild hop aftertaste.
I really like this beer! It’s definitely a fall/winter beer for me. I’ll be buying this beer in the near future. It’s nice to have an IPA match the color of the sky outside. It’s much more malty and has more roasted flavors than a regular IPA. It’s an easy drinker for sure. If you’re a fan of IPA’s and you also appreciate some malt flavor in your beers, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy this black IPA. It’s not as heavy as you might think from the color, so don’t be expecting the body of a porter or stout. It’s got a nice subtle hoppiness to it, so if you’re not a huge fan of hops, I think you could still enjoy this beer. I would definitely give Back in Black a try this holiday season.