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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

2,202 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,202
Reviews: 815
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 75
Gots: 205 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I used to live at 2nd & Bryant in the Clocktower, been to 21stA many times, and have a friend who's an investor, so I was thrilled to find this ipa at my local whole foods in middletown nj. (when in SF, you must go to 21st A and a ball game if you can, lovely sunny neighborhood.)


The beer is evangelical about emerging from a can, and I 100% agree with the 6 reasons to can besides the 6 delightful brews inside. Love the packaging. Want to see more craft in a can, such as Oskar, 21st Amendment, Anderson Valley, Avery, Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn. Who's next?

A: Hazy, light apricot colored. Lovely, head dense and fades slowly, with mucho lacing in a .5 cylinder.

S: Hop Aroma, slightly catty, citris, herbs, flowers and a little complex. Plentiful. Fresh feeling, sculpin like.

T: Great taste, with lovely arc. Great with food (Shrimp, Sushi roll, mashers and ratatouille. (Thanks whole Foods). My wife, kept stealing sips and loving it (saying alot). "you drink good beers".
Smooth, solid hop bitterness yielding to complex multi-flavors of citrus, herbs, tobacco, california soil. A nice finish with biscuits and esters, fruits, backbone. Definitely want another! Look forward to trying tomorrow with Sausage cassoulet that Mimi will make.

F: Nice tingle, bubbles, medium body, great feel. Great with food. Lots of richness and strength.

A solid IPA, almost an EIPA, big, bold and very drinkable. Hop heads gotta try this!

As some can do, this one can taste/ feel a bit soapy toward the bottom of the glass (my one ding).

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours an amber color with tiny specks of yeast floating around. The head is a creamy two finger offwhite shade. While retention isn't the greatest, I love the texture and the lacing it leaves behind.

S: The hops have faded a bit on this one, but it still provides hints of pine and grapefruit. There's a lot of caramel and toffee malt featured here, as well. Decent aroma here.

T: I first notice some minor piny hop flavors to start, before it washes away with a lot toffee-esque malt. The finish is earthy with touches of fruity esters (unheard of in an American IPA, it seems); to the point where one could mistake the back end for excess booziness. The earthy nature of the malts aren't my cup of tea, but it's okay otherwise. Seems to be a bit more complex than many others in the style.

M: It's well attenuated for all of its maltiness, creating a fairly dry brew in spite of the faded hops and creamy feel. There is a bit of lingering sweetness on the front of the palate, which is expected.

O: Gotta love a canned IPA, even if this one isn't fantastic. I'll have to give this a second chance fresh.

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A: Small head that diminished almost immediately and leaves a very slight film. Absolutely, no lacing. A cloudy/hazy golden brown of a yellow.

S: It is nice combination of citrus and pine notes. I dare say it almost smells a bit unique for an IPA. There is something else in there tying it all together but I can't place it.

T: It is nice mild and plain IPA. The flavor profile is quite dull and flat. You get the pine with a bit of citrus, but that is it. It isn't bad but it isn't great. The aftertaste is the same, it is there but you really have to focus on it to notice it. Also, it is a bit yeasty with a focus on pine., which isn't bad at all.

M: It has a nice refreshing mouthfeel that is slightly crisp but not so much that you get that carbonation "burn". It rises and then diminishes rapidly into a smooth feel that goes down easily.

O: This is my first IPA out of a can. I wouldn't say that it is a stand out but it also isn't too bad either. Not sure if I would pick this as a regular though. It is decent but not a standout IPA. The only thing that it really has going for it is that it is available in a can.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow. Forget lace. I may need to rinse my glass before I can get another can in. The color is just kind of mediocre. The head is some serious business. Love it. Mouth feel is 'there' not over the top, but good. Smell is very, very nice. The taste lays on your whole tongue. After taste is almost spearmint. Crazy.

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Serving type: 12-ounce can. The canned date on the bottle of the can is “02/04/13.”

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is hazy, pale gold. Two fingers of thick, creamy, eggshell-colored head dissipated slowly and left trails of foam along the glass.

Smell: Mmmm. Fresh dose of citrus but nothing overpowering. Light grapefruit, orange, and lemon. Caramel and pale malts.

Taste: It offers that sucker punch mentioned on the beer’s webpage; nice bitterness right off the bat. But that is all it seems to be right now. The citrus is tame and I wonder if the trip in my luggage affected it. It is mostly lemon, though there are light flavors of grapefruit and orange. Light caramel, pale malts, and toffee round it out.

Drinkability: Hmmm. I am torn. This was awesome stuff when I bought it in San Francisco last week. Since then, I flew it back to the Midwest and got the flu. My taste buds may not be 100 percent again — or the beer may not be 100 percent.

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21st Amendment IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
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