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21st Amendment IPA - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,165 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,165
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 68
Gots: 170 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Scojo2usa
4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best beer from a can!
Nice light hazy Gold color, with foamy white head. Very well hopped but your taste buds will still be intact after drinking it. Has enough of a malt back bone to give it good body but it doesn't overtake the hoppy goodness. Pine and grapefruit hop taste.
One of my favorite things about it is an intriguing sweetness to it. All and all great session beer for hop heads!

Photo of drdang
4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had it from Grapevine Travelers in Medford MA. Nice head very hoppy. Paired with Spicy Indian food. This aromatic golden IPA starts with a sucker punch of six different hops to the nose, quickly balanced by a solid malt backbone. Our top selling beer at the pub, this IPA starts big and finishes clean leaving you wanting more

Photo of mdr4669
4.72/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

App: Very clear-gold. With about a finger of 255, 255, 255 white head and nice fluid lacing.

Smell: Very, very citusy, with predominantly grapefruit nodes coming through. Very strong hop characteristics.

Taste: Initially grapefruit, just like the taste, but it is very well balanced with a hoppy aftertaste.

MF: Very nice, I personally prefer this one straight outta the can, kick back and enjoy friends, this ones a keeper.

OA: Like I said, kick back and enjoy friends, this ones a keeper.

Photo of mitchfor3
4.7/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the 21st Amendment in SF.

I was expecting a good IPA and what I got was a great IPA. Gosh, I love it when that happens!

First of all, this was one of the freshest beers I have ever had. According to the bartender, this batch was just brewed and some of it is currently being canned.

Pours a transparent golden color with visibly rising carbonation, thick creamy white head and ridiculous lacing.

This beer does not screw around - it is beginning, middle, and end, all about the hops.

Smell is predominantly citric. No malt whatsoever detectable.

This thing smacks your tastebuds around. Yeah, there's some hints of malt in there, but there's also what tastes like entire chunks of grapefruit and pine cones.

Remarkably drinkable at 7.2%ABV. Delicious.

Photo of beergutters
4.64/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of Amalak
4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A. This has a nice, almost completely opaque, caramel color. It has a big foamy white head that leaves a ton of lacing.

S. Mild sweet caramel scent with some hoppiness.

T. This has a beautifully balanced hoppiness to it, and a mild caramel taste...very true to its scent. It has a bit of a rye taste to it. A nice sourness in the back.

M. Carbonated. Very refreshing, but bubbly.

O. This is just magnificently balanced. It isn't overly done and too hoppy. While not completely floral, it has a very tasty sweetness that isn't dominant.

Photo of cubancigar2000
4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very hoppy with a beautiful after taste of orange and spice. Love this beer and I am not a can guy. It tastes better from a cold glass but I had a can in the boat and it was fine. The quality of this beer is above and beyond average for sure. my wife works for a beer dist and brought a case home for $2.00 and I am a happy camper

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4.6/5  rDev +19.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received in a trade from Richbeer. Thanks Rich, always a pleasure. Reviewed from notes

There was no Pst! sound when I popped the top on this one but it did pour a nice blond color with an inch of head and left some good lacing. Wow! Smell of pineapple, grapefruit and citrus, with plenty of malt to back it up. Nice earthy IPA. Hard to believe this comes from a can, time to change some can bigotry perceptions. Powerful hop malt profile, hop candy. Hate to say it, almost too much malt. Creamy, resiny hops coat this inside of the mouth, with a lingering finish and pleasant aftertaste. Superbly drinkable. Having one on a plus 90 degree day was just what the doctor ordered.

Photo of YardmanFTB
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.

Photo of anotherpg
4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice color, good head from a canned beer with a nice lace that follows down the glass. Piney is a good word -- at 70ibus it's not a small bitter taste but it also seems like a single up rather than a blend. I agree with earlier comments re: a summer ipa. Good with fish especially as it is lemony (but not buttery the way Belgian ipas can be). I would guess this is even better on tap. As it is, solid.

Updated: I originally gave this an A- but I kept thinking about it again and again. Sure enough, I have to raise my rating. This is excellent and my enjoyment has grown with each one.

Photo of nlmartin
4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer came my way as part of Secret Santa 06. Fartingdog you are the man for sending this beer my way! This beer was served in the handy Haufbrau stein that Fartingdog sent my way.

Appearance: This beer pours a very delicious looking golden amber coloration. The head of the beer is a creamy biege coloration. The head has perfect retention and leaves thick lacing on the glass.

Smell: The beer has a sweet grapefruit juicyness that joins well with pine cone hops.

Taste: The beer delivers a very smooth sweet grapefruit juice and zest combo with excellent pine oily hops. Dam good stuff!

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: This beer is velvety smooth. The body is just shy of medium and lightly carbonated. The pleasant oilyness of the hops last a long while. This beer is super easy to drink. At 7% this beer is dangerously drinkable. This may be the finest IPA I have drank this year.

Thanks! Fartingdog for sending this very tasty and pleasing beer my way. I must have more!

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4.56/5  rDev +18.1%

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