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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

2,122 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,122
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 68
Gots: 155 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice pale and Carapils malt scent along with the usual truckload of hops. The taste is good. It has a pretty good malt foundation as well as a killer piney hop character. The hops really dominate the palate; hitting you up front and resinating in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a very good IPA. I've gotten so used to the citrus, West coast hop profile that I nearly forgot how good a piney hop character can be.

WesWes, Dec 18, 2009
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer reminds me an awful lot of 90 Minute. Which is a good thing. Plenty of hops and malt with a little sweetness. A good beer and not over expensive. My first 21st Amendment beer and it looking like a good choice. With the amount of alcohol this almost qualifies as a double IPA.

ejimhof, Apr 03, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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JacobGumina, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden orange, thin white head retained across the top, minimal carbonation.

Smells of mild piney resins, floral hop character, small hints of orange and honey.

Taste is very mild pine, delicate floral hop bitterness, mild grassy character, lingering spicey bitterness.

Mouthfeel is mildly prickly, has a slight warming in the aftertaste from the ABV, light medium body, and finishes semi-dry.

This beer is very drinkable but I found it to be a little to wimpy for what I prefer in a West Coast IPA. It's mildly aromatic and the taste is delicate, definitely a big surprise. However, this would be an IPA that would appeal to more mainstream beer drinkers. Worth checking out.
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Updated review: Can
A - Pours a medium honey orange, clear, nice amount of carbonation, and a rocky head that gradually dies down to a thin layer across the top of the glass.

S - Crackery malt, grapefruit, citrus fruit, a little bit of pine apple, and a little bit of pine. 'Definitely smells good and the aroma isn't aggressive, just a moderate amount of IPA aroma goodness.

T - Pretty close to what I was getting in the nose. The malt has a graham cracker flavor personality that's tasted immediately up front and on the tip of the tongue. Hop bitterness stays even throughout and settles on the side of the tongue with assertive lingering bitterness after the sip - my kind of IPA. The hops work well together and don't overpower the other: piney grapefruit resin and citrus.

M - Medium bodied, carbonation is crisp, finishes semi-dry, and coats the mouth with a mildly wet grapefruit bitterness that lingers for quite awhile. I'm always impressed with this beer because the 7% is so well hidden.

D - Very drinkable.

For some reason, I enjoyed this more from a can as opposed to the tap, that's unusual for my track record.

jzeilinger, Feb 04, 2010
21st Amendment IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,122 ratings.