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21st Amendment IPA - 21st Amendment Brewery

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21st Amendment IPA21st Amendment IPA

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very good

2,092 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,092
Reviews: 807
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 68
Gots: 141 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Jimmys
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a blondish hued brew with an ample sized head off the initial pour. good retention and lacing so far.

S: aroma is what an AIPA should be. very much on the sweet citrus side of the hop family. notes of kiwi's sneak there way in there. a sort of toffee-caramel note lingers towards the finish.

T: nice and fruity hop start transitions into a seriously sweet malty body. great balance between the two. having the sweetness on the tail-end/finish of this brew makes this IPA rich and tasty.

M: a moderate amount of fizz on a definitely medium bdoy.

D: love drinking a good IPA from a can. a well balanced brew from 21st that i wish was a little cheaper. however, worth grabbing if it is in your local market.

Jimmys, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Lillie1128
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Lillie1128, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Pintofbrown
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this one into a shaker pint.

Appearance- The body is a deep gold with copper highlights. There are some slow bubbles rising to the bright white cap.

The head got to about a finger with some sporadic bubbles in the cap. The head is thick and smooth with decent retention, just a little bit of sheet lace on the side of the glass.

Smell- A little bit of floral hop that is paired with some resin. It is the floral character that permeates the drink. Other IPA's have bigger noses, and it would be nice if these flavors were a bit bigger.

Taste- This one really kicks the palate around with its hop-bitterness, which is surprising for only being 70 IBU's. The biscuit and cracker-like malt stands out well after a couple of sips, and is a nice sweet addition to the beer.

The hops have the same floral character from the nose and a slight peppery quality. The finish is long and slightly grassy with some pine. This IPA strikes a nice balance between the bitter hops and the malt.

Mouth feel- A nice medium body that does a good job of of being creamy. There is a some slight fizziness on the tongue, but it is not overdone.

Overall- The hop profile leans heavily on bittering and floral notes, and sometimes, it is a nice change to not have a citrus or pine bomb. However, I think that the hop profile could be bigger than what it was.

Pintofbrown, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Montrose79
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Montrose79, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jak, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

CarolinaKev, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Britton
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Britton, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of skivtjerry
2.8/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A beautiful, brilliantly clear amber with a big sticky white head. Aroma is light citrusy hops and crystal malts with a hint of alcohol. Taste is more of the same; hop presence is a bit weak and the finish is pretty tart. Mouthfeel is medium-full and a bit astringent. Overall, slightly disappointing. Flavors are muted. Really more of a strong amber ale or *maybe* an English IPA, definitely doesn't qualify as an American IPA. Would only buy in the future as a fresh draft or if really cheap.

skivtjerry, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of soulfly1492
4/5  rDev +3.6%

soulfly1492, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

y2korey, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

SATBMan, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of jminch
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jminch, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

PaBeerLover, Dec 09, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

BMart, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of frankiep77
4/5  rDev +3.6%

frankiep77, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of laituegonflable
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale amber colour, quite clear. Head is off-white, dense but sunken to a thin film. Lace is lovely and sticky. Have seen better.

Smells lovely. Nice, mellow hop notes but lots of them. Spice and citrus with lemongrass, tangerine and some cinnamon. Nice malt base backing it up but all in a sweet equilibrium. Mellow, really, and yet packing a punch. Beer should just smell like this.

Taste is similarly mellow. Starts quite sweet, with plenty of sticky caramel malt that sticks around nicely throughout. Hops start early and never really reach an apex, with lemon and mild green peppercorn notes, touch of grass on the back maybe and some green tea bitterness thrown in. Again, very mellow, balance is the key with nothing really aggressive about it. Maybe a touch heavy on the sweetness at first and then quite dry from the hops on the back, but it's a good-drinking IPA.

Yeah, lovely body but a bit dry on the back, quite a pull considering the hop flavour is so subdued.

As I say with bland English ales, I could quaff pint after pint of this in the pub with some mates. But where the difference lies is I would actually want to drink this.

laituegonflable, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

IPAman89, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Lantern, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Donsmitty, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of elNopalero
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours a golden toasted straw color. A light floral hoppiness aroma comes through. Same for the taste—hops flash forward initially, then step gently across the palate. Not a big hop bite on this, certainly not on the finish. Piney dominates, with some citrus and pineapple? A sweet tropical fruit flavor with a light, relaxed finish. And it comes in a can.

elNopalero, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

zipyth3pinhead, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

planbee, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

EasyReader, Dec 06, 2011
21st Amendment IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,092 ratings.