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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

2,080 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,080
Reviews: 805
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 67
Gots: 140 | 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%

LexShaw89, Jun 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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.
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
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

AndyBennett, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ShinyHoppyMama, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of mikul93
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A A clear golden yellow with a healthy 1 finger head that dissipated pretty quickly. Some lacing.

S Grapefruit, some pineapple, pine and a hint of banana

T Quick shot of sweetness first hits the tongue and then the grapefruit immediately follows. Nice hoppy bitterness that is not to overpowering. Well balanced beer.

M Medium-light beer with nice carbonation. Very refreshing and easy drinking beer

O A tasty and well balanced IPA at a great price. Will definitely have this in my fridge often.

mikul93, Jul 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jibjib513, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Whistlepig89, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

frosted33, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Pinche_Oso, Jul 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

kjkinsey, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

IPAFrankieH, Jul 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jhb138, Sep 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ej285701, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful golden amber with a light head, but good retention and lacing. The nose is primarily spicy hops. predominantly pine and citrus.
The taste follows the nose with a good balance from the malts across the middle of the palate.
This was my brew of choice on our midnight pirate christmas tree collection, and while I didn't enjoy having to chug it that night so as to avoid open containers in the car, this is definitely a sessionable beer. bonus for the fact that it comes in cans.
I'm not usually a big fan of IPAs, but this is pretty good. Drink it.

kemoarps, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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21st Amendment IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,080 ratings.