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21st Amendment IPA - 21st Amendment Brewery

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very good

2,165 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,165
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 68
Gots: 169 | 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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3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Labelled as 'Brew Free or Die IPA' on the huge beer board in the brewery bar on 5 Feb 2013 when I had my on-tap beer.

Light golden body with a slight haze, on top a thin white covering.

Hops rule the brew, mini-citrus front to that hoppiness, some malt content in the brew also, just to prevent it becoming a hop bomb sort of beer. The beer was taken during 'Strong Beer Month' and at 7.0% was one of the weakest on offer, it therefore lacked the 'umph' of many others that day and hence my rather average thoughts on this brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this 12oz can out of a small snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear dark golden hue with a thin, white head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass leaving a nice trail and ending in a solid lace.

S: Hoppy aroma with mild citrus notes.

T: Tart, bitter, and hoppy flavor. Slightly acidic middle followed by a dry hoppy finish.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was a really good IPA – nice hoppy and refreshing.

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3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice gold with a great, long-lasting foam.
Definitely a "light" variant of the IPA breed in terms of bitter/hops taste.
Easy mouthfeel with only a little that lingers between sips - all pleasant.
This is an IPA I could drink plenty of without feeling like I'm eating hops.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

A- nice pour into Mason Jar. Very even but frothy head. Almost looks too good to be true.

S- Nicely balanced malt and hop mix- getting citrus and pine. Slightly sweet caramel edge rounds it off. Pleasant but not overbearing.

Note: not off this tasting, but I have had cans be slightly sulphurous and stale to the nose. This one was canned 6 weeks prior to tasting.

T - A little sharp upfront but not aggressively hopped - you're getting them, but it's actually the smooth citrus / malt combo which comes through late which defines this one.

M - fizzes gently on the tongue.

O - I'm a fan of this beer but prefer it on tap. This is a can review - I've had some uneven experiences, I think mostly to do with freshness. I would urge anyone buying in a can to check the date stamp. It's not a world beater, but I think if I had to go for a canned beer this would be it.

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4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

21st Amendment is a great brewery/company and Brew Free or Die is probably my favorite of their offerings. It is a great mix of hoppiness and maltiness. The citrusy taste that you get at the end leaves you coming back for more. Great IPA. Highly Recommend.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour to pint glass. Golden color with fluffy 1/2 inch head leaving nice ring of lacing after a minute. Nose is fruity , grapefruit and something else herbal, verey pleasing.
Taste follows nose well with fruity bite of hops with sweet malt behind. Nice balance.
Mouthfeel is medium with creaminess , very easy drinking with a little fizz.
Overall a solid IPA , just what you expect from left coast

21st Amendment IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,165 ratings.