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Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,048 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,048
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 40
Gots: 45 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-16-2007)
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Reviews by JaredKent:
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JaredKent

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This beer pours a golden, amber hue with an off-white head. The head is very strong on the pour with solid residual strength. The lacing is strong as the beer reaches the bottom of the glass. Around an 11 or 12 SRM

Scent: I admit I created an aroma sin on this beer; the shaker glass. Strong citrus aromas up front. I smell very prominent grapefruit. Not too floral, definitely American hops. Very mild malt aromas that really push the hops forward.

Taste: Once again, the hops are right up front to greet you as soon as you take a sip. More grapefruit, but much more dialed down from the aroma. In fact everything is pretty mellow. Mellow malts balance out the hops and a smooth bitterness on the finish makes this a great session beer.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied solidifies the “session ale” title.

Overall: I’m a big fan of 21st Amendment’s Back in Black and the Bitter American has lived up to my expectations. The aroma screams American Pale Ale with the strong grapefruit nose. As you take a sip the flavors mellow out, and when I say mellow I don’t mean dull. I mean the bold flavors of an American Pale Ale smoothed out to form the ultimate session beer.

Serving type: can

01-17-2012 01:28:11 | More by JaredKent
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S - I liked the smell. Nice bold hop scent.

T - Playing off of the over carbonation - little to carbonated for my liking.

M - Light on the mouth. Flavorful. The bold malt and hops had a good taste to it.

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Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,048 ratings.