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21st Amendment IPA - 21st Amendment Brewery

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21st Amendment IPA21st Amendment IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,183 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,183
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 69
Gots: 185 | 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:
Beer added by: oggg on 11-17-2004

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Photo of matttttYCE
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Standard pint. Pours with a 1 finger high, barely off-white, creamy head. The beer itself is a crystal clear, honey-orange color. The head doesn't last long at all and lacing is little to none.

Not extremely hoppy but up there, with lots of citrus (lemon and orange mixed), grapefruit, grassy, and zesty hops, noticeable malt and biscuit behind the hops, also some caramel malt and some malt/candy sweetness.

Taste is sweet from the more balanced malt bill. The hops hit with plenty of nice tart citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, grassy and bitter. The malt balances things out well with malty biscuit and a bit of a doughy taste.

The consistency is silky, the carbonation is about medium, body is light-medium, and the finish is just a bit long and dry.

Overall this is not quite my "type" of IPA, but still a good one and worth trying at least. Certainly good for those who like a more balanced IPA. And as far as balanced IPAs go, this one is better than most that I've had.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A= Bright golden orange, pour from can into a pilsner glass.

S= Lemon peel, creamy citrus. Right how an IPA should smell.

T= Hops were mellow, drinkable but had a metallic taster to it that I assume maybe from being in a can. Good IBU's.

M= Carbonation was spot on for this beer.

O= I would buy this beer again. I got it in San Francisco while visiting my brother in Dublin, CA. Came in a nice 6 pack. Drank 2 and split with my younger brother and packed 2 in my suitcase to fly home with for my other brother.

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was served out of a 12oz. can dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Awesome artwork on the can, very eye-catching.

Appearance - Pours out a slight hazy orangish-copper color with a nice 2 finger white head that is airy and sticks around for a bit before dissipating into a froathy covering. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Good carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smell - Smells of citrus hops right of the bat with definite grapefruit and orange tones, slight hints of sweet pineapple as well.

Taste - Definite citrusy grapefruit hop flavor followed by a piney hop bitterness. A light sweet malt flavor is evident throughout.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Very smooth from start to finish.

Drinkability - Very flavorful and drinkable. A smooth and refreshing brew.

A worthy west coast IPA even if its not the best IPA I have ever had. Def worth a try.

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3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass. A very clear bright orange color. Many tiny carbonation bubbles lead to a one finger head that is just a hint darker than bright white. Lace sticks all the way to the end in a spotted and sheeting pattern.

Smell is bright citrus. Yellow grapefruit, orange and pineapple sweet. There is also a small whiff of rubbing alcohol.

Taste is a bit of tart citrus. Orange and pineapple show up here too. This is pretty malt sweet. Fairly well balanced IPA.

Mouth is crisp with creamy carbonation. Body is balanced and an average to long, medium wet finish.

Overall I think this is a well crafted and balanced IPA. I am more of a kick my ass with hops kind of guy, but this one was a nice "yang" to my "Yin". Thanks to matttYCE for this sample.

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3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a bright clear copper hue with minimal off white head foaming up and fading rapidly to a sparse edge layer. Low head retention as a few minutes into the review I have zero foam left on the glass. Very fizzy sounds on the pour.
Aroma is some grassy and floral hops and a fair amount of biscuit malt. Nicely balanced nose on this beer.
The first sip reveals an average body with a bit of a slick mouthfeel, mild yet tingly carbonation tickles my palate.
Flavor is some grassy hops and a bit of caramel that rolls to some general astringecy without much definition, this bitterness lingers a bit but isnt overpowering. The flavor profile overall is very mild and a bit of a letdown after the nose was appealing and balanced.
A decent beer, but not one I would chase down again. I wonder if the beer is any better fresh at the pub than contract brewed in a can?

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3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml can from the US, brought back and shared with @LaitueGonflable and @tobeerornottobe.

Pours a pleasant, clear and bright golden colour with a very fine head of white, that forms a creamy crown to the beer. Indeed, the foam started forming as soon as the can was opened. Lacing is intricate and maze-like. Body is solid. Looks really nice.

Nose is bright and fresh with a generic West Coast hoppiness—plenty of citrus and crisp fruit characters, minimal pine, although there's a hint of resin coming through as it warms. It's not as bright, sharp and vibrant as some of the best examples, and it doesn't do anything outside the genre, but it's very solid.

Taste is a bit milder, and to be honest, a little disappointing. Clean fruitiness on the front, with a slight bitterness on the back which melds into the carbonation. But it's all a bit weak, and a little too thin, leaving much of the palate empty. Feel is smooth, but it doesn't have a lot of flavour to work with.

I was actually pretty disappointed with this. It had a great look, and a great nose, but in the end it was pretty generic—neither doing something interesting with the style, nor providing an exemplar of that style.

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21st Amendment IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,183 ratings.