Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Beer Review: 21st Amendment Back in Black
I was wandering around the market in Seattle this weekend and stumbled upon this in Pear Deli and Shoppe. This place was great, a huge selection of Seattle beers and a very substantial selection of California beers. I promise to start doing Seattle beer reviews very soon, but I have never seen this and thought my Cali followers would appreciate a review on this new release from 21st Amendment. For those of you that may not know, 21st Amendment Brewing is located in San Francisco and is a mainstay of brewing in the bay. They have are becoming a pretty substantial brewer, so far have released four of their beers in cans.
Back in Black is an American IPA brewed with dark malts. It comes in at 6.8% and a wopping 65 IBU's.
It pours out dark brown/black with an off white head.
Aroma: dark black malt, roasted malt, piney hops
Taste: starts with black malt, roasted malt, then a nice hint of resin hops and a black malt flavor and a mouth puckering hop finish.
Mouthfeel: medium to high carbonation. low body. finishes slightly dry.
Overall: Yummy! I think most of the beers I have reviewed have been good, I guess I have really great taste. But this was a great treat. I think the balance of the Black malt and the hops worked well together. It is a very drinkable beer, I could definitely have more than one of these and I am little bitter I didn't buy a couple extra. Thanks 21st Amendment for another great beer.