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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

2,118 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,118
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 68
Gots: 152 | 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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5/5  rDev +29.5%

kfbishop, Sep 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

rousee, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of BadRockBeer
4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer was shipped to me courtesy of Shaun O'Sullivan - Co-Founder/Brewmaster of The 21st Amendment.

This beer pours a beautiful light amber in color with a great 3+ finger rocky head. The very slightest of haze.

Grapefruity, citrus and mild pine in the nose.

Mildly sweet, malty followed by and wonderful bitterness that is quite pleasant, not harsh. Very nice pronounced hop flavor.

Well carbonated, medium in body.

This is a perfect example of a west coast IPA. Very nice! RAT PAD!!!

BadRockBeer, Mar 31, 2008
Photo of thebrood1987
4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very nice hop aroma of course. I get that strong Simcoe hop smell with some pink lemonade grapefruit smell backed by herbal earthiness and some citrus smells. Yeah this has a huge smell they use a lot of hops in this one. The taste is very rich and smooth up front with a caramel chewy malt ending with the really dry, herbal, mouth puckering bitterness. The pink lemonade grapefruit taste comes out the most and its amazing.

I also get the citrus burst combining with that pink lemonade grapefruit flavor as well. Its amazing that these tastes can be in here all because of hops. The dry bitterness is pill like but extremely enjoyable if you like a good strong IPA. I'm impressed by the malt of this beer as well dominating the first part of the sip until the citrus hop burst comes and ends with the puckering bitterness.

Two beers that I've had that are similar to this are Weyerbacher Infusion because of that pink lemonade very bitter taste and Samuel Adams Latitude 48 with the variety of hops and the Simcoe and Athanum hop on the smell and taste are pretty reminiscent. Get this beer. Best IPA I've had in a can.

thebrood1987, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of satchelbrewer1
4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Craft beer in a can, beautiful head, aroma immediate once opened. Wonderful citrus flavored without to much hops, finishes awesome with a great bitterness. Craft beer in a can, old school back in fashion? You can find this beer in several states now, all this from a micro-brew pub from San Francisco! Can't wait to see what's next from 21st Amendment Brewery and Pub.

satchelbrewer1, Feb 14, 2010
Photo of woodychandler
4.9/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Woody does the CAN-CAN ...

In pouring it from the can into a glass, I got a cascading action not terribly unlike what Guinness prides itself on. Once it settled out, I ended up with two fingers of thick, marshmallow Fluf-like head with great retention. The color was an orangish-amber with NE-quality clarity. The nose smelled like the floor of a pine forest! For me, this was Nirvana. Love dem hops! The mouthfeel was medium, which is right for the style, but not exceptional. Great hoppy bitterness in the mouth, up front, but not overpowering. The finish left my mouth feeling lip-smacking bone-dry. I wish that it were more widely available, since the portability of the cans, coupled with the great taste of the beer makes it a strong choice for a picnic or other outdoors activities where glass is frowned upon.

woodychandler, May 24, 2008
Photo of Chlsyhawkins
4.88/5  rDev +26.4%

Chlsyhawkins, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of ppoitras
4.85/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz can purchased as a 6-pack from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" light beige head over the cloudy amber brew. Pillowy head lasts nicely, with sticky lacing. Aroma is all about the hops, both juicy citrus and pungeant pine. Taste starts sweet, tinges a bit citrus in the middle, closes dry and piney. Flavors come together superbly. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is excellent. Another great canned beer, and great beer in general.

ppoitras, Jun 25, 2009
Photo of KarlHungus
4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Gibby32 for this sample bottle. This beer pours a hazy orange color with amber hues. The head is a solid inch in height, and recedes very slowly into nice thick lacing. The aroma is herbal with pine resin, grapefruit rine, and a soft but noticable malt presence. I really like the herbal notes as it seems rare to find an IPA these days that isn't all grapefruit and pine. The taste is a little fruitier than the aroma, but there are still solis floral and herbal tones, and an even larger malt backbone. The bitterness is firm, but not as brash as I would expedct from a beer with 70 IBUs. I really like it nonetheless. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation that lends itself to the suddelties of the beer. The texture is velvety. Overall, this is one of the best IPAs I've had the pleasure of drinking.

KarlHungus, Dec 11, 2009
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4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The only complaint I have is it that the title of the beer itself is somewhat tacky. That aside this is an excellent IPA. Nice citrus taste with plenty of hops. Can hold it's own against any other IPA imo. The only beer I've tried them so far but look forward to trying their other brews.

fbxdan, Jul 23, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Adkins1203, Feb 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

DrDank, Jun 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

SlowBrew, Dec 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Tim27, Mar 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

mark1868, Sep 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

gnikola, Dec 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

JackDempsy, Aug 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

electtodefer, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

THIS is a damn fine IPA. Hailing from the west coast, I'm surprised to find this a rather mellow, nearly British-style IPA.

Nice big crystalline head that slowly fizzled away leaving gritty sparkling lacing in its wake. Light amber color, a touch rusty.

You don't really detect the alcohol, but, wow, does it creep up (maybe I need to eat...). Anyway, the aroma is straight off the Isle. Not aggressively hoppy. A sophisticated hop character. Mellow, earthy, and inviting. Hoppier - compared to a British IPA, but not by much. Wonderfully well-balanced against a bold malt character. Am I in love? Or just drunk (no, I'm not drunk). This is the perfect classic IPA.

This was a pleasant contrast to "blah" chick beer the Watermelon Wheat is trying to be. Well done 2-1.

Bouleboubier, Jun 05, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Tunoso, Apr 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

asull238, Jul 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Fargrow, Feb 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Evan47, Dec 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

David_Gibble, Aug 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

mfl620ks, Sep 20, 2013
21st Amendment IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,118 ratings.