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21st Amendment IPA - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,122 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,122
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 68
Gots: 155 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oggg on 11-17-2004)
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Reviews by scootny:
Photo of scootny
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lovely light burnt amber with a white head of good size and consistency. Quite a bit of lace and very clear with some carbonation evident. Smell is full of bready notes, caramel, malt, and toffee with a hint of butterscotch. Hops are somewhat subdued for an IPA but give a dry leafy bitterness to the nose. Flavor is well balanced with the nose giving a good representation of the palate. What is not revealed by the olfactory is the firm grapefruit presence in the finish. Solid malt core is full of caramel, toffee, and sweet whole grain bread. Finish is dry and mildly astringent with a hop oiliness that lightly coats the back of my mouth. Complex hop blend is at once forward and well balanced. Feel is medium light and smoothly carbonated. Drinkability is superb with sessioning coming to mind in spite of the high abv. Speaking of which it only shows itself in a touch of warmth in the taste so let the drinker beware. A solid and delicious IPA. Buy some!

scootny, Aug 09, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

oberon, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

DaPeculierDane, May 17, 2006
Photo of brownbeer
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

brownbeer, May 21, 2010
Photo of BenTherHppedThat
3/5  rDev -22.3%

BenTherHppedThat, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BeerAdvocate, Sep 13, 2010
Photo of blackearth
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

blackearth, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

orbitalr0x, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of EastBay_Nick
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

NWer, Mar 22, 2011
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +3.6%

DaftPatrick, May 11, 2014
Photo of andyfrancis
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

support.

andyfrancis, May 15, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

csmartin6, Jun 02, 2012
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4.88/5  rDev +26.4%

Chlsyhawkins, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

SunDevilBeer, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

TTripp725, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Shagator, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

ValpoExpo, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

SmellsofMahagony, May 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

JonBrand, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

bellce0, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Britton, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

TimoP, Feb 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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21st Amendment IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,122 ratings.