21st Amendment IPA - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by Floydster:
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
12 ounce can that was part of a six pack purchased from Beverages and More in Torrance for nine dollars, poured into my Stone pint glass
A-Golden orange color with lighter tones, one inch foamy white head that goes away rather quickly, not much retention, only lacing at first
S-Grassy accents first, then lots of caramel, pine hoppiness with some mild citrus, toasted bready aromas, faint grapefruit, and other malts
T-Starts off with a mild pine flavor, some sweet caramel in the middle, citrusy hops in the finish mixed with a little bit of sweetness, not as dry as most India pale ales from the west coast, does get slightly sweeter when it warms but nothing to worry about, this is nicely balanced and should be drank as fresh as possible, enjoyable again
M-Crisp, dry, and toasty mouthfeel, medium to high level of carbonation, medium bodied, taste lingers moderately
D-Can drink a few of these with ease, smooth and easy going down, light on the stomach, seven percent alcohol but it is hidden well, actually quite sessionable
I was stoked to try this when this made it down to Southern California, have drank it a few times now and finally decided to review it, would like to try the imperial version of this when I make it up to the brewpub some time, not the best IPA out there but good for the price, will drink again, recommended
10-23-2008 02:54:06 | More by Floydster
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3.58/5 rDev -7.3%
My first 21st Amendment offering to try.Poured into a standard pint glass a slight chill hazed medium golden with thinner soapy-like white head atop,a few globs of lace were left behind as it settled into a patchy froth mass atop.Citrusy hops mixed with a hefty caramel malt base,the hops are big but malt base seems to drown out the hops a little not only aroma wise but also on the palate.Nutty and sweetish biscuit malt is big and the citric hop profile has a hard time over taking the malt base,the hops do come thru but the malt base seems to be a little much for a standard ipa.Its good and has a nice shot of left coast hops but it's a bit on the malty side for the style for my taste.
01-01-2012 00:32:01 | More by oberon
4.22/5 rDev +9.3%
Absolutely Killer IPA. Light and fruity taste, mainly grapefruit but other citrus as well, with plenty of pine and juniper in the nose. Great appearance. Huge frothy khaki head on top of a bright copper/yellow-orange body. Minimal visual carbonation but decent bite. Extremely drinkable. Sessionable? Hell yes. Bare bones malt presence but not unbalanced.
Board said 7.2% ABV, 78 IBUs.
05-17-2006 19:12:24 | More by DaPeculierDane
3.65/5 rDev -5.4%
Radiant amber color with a two-inch white crown.
Oily pine-sap hop resins are rich in the nose. On the other hand, it makes me think of a dirty diaper a little. (I don't have kids.)
The taste really flips over to the malty side after the nose is pretty hop-forward. There is some pine and tangerine in there.
Not new or revolutionary. Just a really drinkable everyday IPA.
05-20-2010 23:27:23 | More by brownbeer
4/5 rDev +3.6%
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VIII:
Craft beer in a can. Can we get a "Hell Yeah!"?
Appearances aren't everything, but between the bright golden color and the web-like lacing, this beer proves appearances can at least make something much more enjoyable. Love that West Coast hop aroma of citrus rind, spearmint and wildflowers. Big on smoothness with a juicy medium body. Solid sharp hop bite that rolls off from the carbonation in the beginning of each sip and slowly unfolds into a range of flavors, from citric to soft pine to mild tobacco. Needless to say, there is a complex hop character here. Some maltiness makes its way through the hops with light biscuity and dry bread flavors. The alcohol comes out to play for a little bit with some fruity esters and warmth on the back of the palate.
A solid IPA, big and bold and very drinkable. An easy pick for the hophead within.
09-13-2010 20:44:09 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.08/5 rDev -20.2%
Purchased from 3 Corners Liquor in Medford, MN. Pours a dark golden straw body with a thick, pillowy white head of foam. Big citrus hop aroma with some fruity yeast esters. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Initial flavors are sweet and grainy with a low-medium bitterness at mid tongue and an overall sweet finish. 70 IBUs as the can proclaims are nowhere to be found. Okay drinkability, but a big disappointment for an IPA.
03-28-2010 20:11:55 | More by blackearth
3.6/5 rDev -6.7%
Love the cans! Pours into my glass a light, bright golden orange with 2 fingers of creamy head on top that leaves spotty lacing along the glass. Great clarity. Aroma kicks off with pine and resinous hop notes. Slightly floral with a twist of citrus. Somewhat bready malts with a touch of caramel and spice.
First sip brings a good balance between malt and hops. Bready caramel intertwines with resinous, pine laced hops. Citrus and spice mix in as it flows down with a nice kick of bitterness. Finishes dry and crisp.
Mouthfeel is smooth and easy drinking with good carbonation. Overall, a tasty IPA but nothing really stands out to bring it into the limelight. Glad I got to try it!
11-04-2011 01:10:43 | More by orbitalr0x
4/5 rDev +3.6%
Brew Free or Die poured into a 21st Amendment chalice.
Nice golden clear appearance, somewhat effervescent. One inch head nice retention.
Smell mild fruity slight citrus. Taste a little bolder but not much. Balanced with fruit and hop flavors leave a very pleasant mouth feel. Nice easy drinker but not up there with the best. A second tier IPA.
03-22-2011 21:25:39 | More by NWer
3.78/5 rDev -2.1%
yellowish gold color with an off-white head that settled to a skim. Some chill haze...Coit Liquor's coolers are definitely colder than mine. I bet the next one poured will be clear.
Smells like sticking your nose in a cup of fresh hops. I guess there is a little malt in there. not much though.
Nice. Malt is much more present in my mouth than my nose. nicely balances out the hops. Some lingering orange/citrus notes.
05-15-2010 03:19:38 | More by andyfrancis
21st Amendment IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
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