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Monday, August 02, 2010

Day 214 Drink: 21st Amendment Back in Black

The name 21st Amendment Brewery refers to the passage of the Constitutional amendment that ended Prohibition in the U.S. The brewery is located in San Francisco, Calif.

Back in Black is a black IPA that 21st Amendment recently began to can and ship to retailers in 15 states. The label features an illustration of Paul Revere, which the brewery says is meant to indicate the rebellion taking placxe among American craft breweries against tradition British IPA.

Back in Black pours a dark black color with a hefty tan head. The 6.8 percent alcohol by volume beer has an immediate pine resin nose. The flavor starts off with a hop forward 65 IBU blitz from the Columbus, Centennial and Simcoe hops. The roasted malts mellow the finish of the beer a bit, making it interesting and enjoyable. A great dark ale for August's heat.

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