21st Amendment IPA - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.63/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Absolutely not knowing what to expect, I cracked this one on a whim on a bright Sunday afternoon. Let's see what our boys in CA have cooked up and canned!
Well for starters 21st IPA is a pretty impressive looking brew... lots of lacing that falls off a big white head, a pale rich gold beneath that seems unfiltered. No problems here.
Smells pretty decent too, an initial big grapefruit / citrus hop rush and a bit of sharp alcohol (alas!) upfront, tiny sweet malt bits underneath. A little cheesy, resiny hop note is here; overall this is fine but won't win any awards.
Tastes surprisingly hoppy and sharp for a (canned!) IPA... interesting. This is West Coast goodness all the way, if you swing for that sort of thing - in your face bitterness, citrus pungent punchy, and just a little boozier than it has a right to be (7.2%?!). Rather drinkable all the same, this comes laden with a little astringent dryness that isn't all that welcome, just a touch more caramel malt richness would help even that out, methinks.
Mouthfeel & carbonation are fine. Typical IPA, rather quenching. Oddly drinkable for the abv too, seems more like a 6 percenter. Hmm...
21st Amendment IPA is a good IPA, perhaps a bit overrated on this site IMO, but don't let that keep you from trying it if you can. Get it? CAN?! I kill me.
Serving type: can
02-15-2009 18:38:06 | More by kkipple
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had at Bar of Soap Asheville. Served in a pint glass.
A- Pours a light amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains well before settling at an 1/8 inch. Resilient thick sheet of lacing.
S- Sweet smelling hop aroma with plenty of fruit notes like orange and grapefruit. Slightly grassy.
T- Flavor is a bit more malt forward than expected but there's a decent balance between its sweetness and the bitterness of the hops. The bitterness is moderate and doesn't linger long. ABV is hidden pretty well.
M- A tad oily with medium carbonation and a lightish body.
O- I remember liking this more when I wasn't as into beer as I am today. Still a decent IPA that's plenty drinkable.
Serving type: can
03-10-2014 17:33:53 | More by Immortale25
4/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a pint glass at Estelle's in Boston.
Appearance: A one finger head was poured that is for the most part still there. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Super frothy lacing as the beer was drank.
Smell: Tangerine, grapefruit, floral bouquet, mango, passion fruit, grass, and a little pine with some caramel and toasted malts in the rear.
Taste: Same as above with some super mild tingly bitterness in the rear.
Mouthfeel: Easily drinkable, medium bodied, a little chewy, mild bitterness, and a bit smooth.
Overall: Draft or can. Irs all good. Wish the couple of times I've been to SF to see the Sox that I didn't walk by the brewery. Next time I promise
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 23:30:37 | More by Flounder57
3.95/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a cheater pint from the well crafted can.
A: Gold and hazy, some carbo with a thick rocky two finger head which goes on for days and then near the end settles into a thin disk of a few millimeters.
S: Juicy. Musty grapefruit. Some yeasty spices. White pepper.
T: This is where this beer is shining. Some musty, juicy grapefruit and that white pepper subside to a very gentle pale malt and some bready yeast. Very pleasing and well rounded flavors play and dance, it is not a wave that is predictable. It flits in and out with all these notes randomly.
M: smooth and creamy. That persistent rocky head said it would be this way! bittering is so well balanced that you almost think that it might just pop over to that overtly bitter note but it never ever does.
O: this just became a staple of moderate ABV in the canned selections when I can find it and it's not lawnmower beer time. Great juicy IPA.
Serving type: can
02-27-2014 02:55:53 | More by Scrapss
21st Amendment IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
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