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Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Bitter AmericanBitter American

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,244 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,244
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 49
Gots: 109 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-16-2007

This American session ale packs a lot of hop and malt flavor into a refreshingly lower-alcohol brew, making it the perfect beer to have on hand when you have a little history to make.

42 IBU
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Ratings: 1,244 | Reviews: 358
Photo of LeeEvolved
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pdonovan16
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a pint glass. Pours a hazy copper-orange with an off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing.
Nice aroma full of tropical fruits and toffee.
The taste is hoppy, bitter tangerine up front backed up by a nice balance of sweet malt.
Mouthfeel is medium to thin with carbonation just right for a pale ale.
Really tasty and refreshing. Good beer.

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.14/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
2.85/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into tumbler. Finger of head. Dark cloudy orange. Smell is fruity, citrus. And bold strong malts. Taste is a little bit bitter and hoppy and a lot of malt. Medium feel. I don't really like IPAs or APAs and it was no different although I keep getting them.

Photo of TychoNDC
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xungmound98
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnroby
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeganandDana
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vdub191
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Igotmypistola
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Djaklevic
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ta_hagen
4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good session IPA, but a little watery. Goes down well and that 21st Amendment brewery smells that it gives off, is so amazing, you will have to try it. It's on all it's beer's. Just love it. Would grab these session pack's all day long if at your liquor store. Well worth it.

Photo of Kuebrich
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At first, I wasn't sure why I liked this beer so much. When I bought my second six-pack, it occurred to me. This beer tastes like cunnilingus. I love it. The aftertaste evokes the experience of a good face-sitting.

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueMoon10
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsnyder61
2.99/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Not a big fan of this

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,244 ratings.