Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz can (canned on 12/23/11) poured into a shaker pint glass.
Appearance: Crystal clear copper-dark amber. 1/8" white head upon pouring died back to thin skin across the top. Plenty of islands and strands of persistent lacing.
Smell: Heavy on the pine with some grapefruit. Quite hoppy but very pleasant.
Taste: Up front hoppy pine/citrus moving quickly to a sweet malt and a mild bitter lingering finish. Like a good APA, but with the volume halved if that makes sense to you. It does to me anyway. I was expecting a stronger taste with all the smells going on, but that was not the case here.
Mouthfeel: Light, good carbonation that was prickly on the tongue. Tad watery once the carbonation goes away though. Some hop oil sticking to the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: Well, I can't say that this is truly a "session" ale, unless you want to say that I've had one and I'm ready to move on and come back to another one later. If the goal here is to be an American take on an English Bitter, well, I think it succeeds. If the goal is session so that you don't mind having another one right away, nope, it's not that drinkable. Don't get me wrong, it's good, just one is enough right now. But for an APA, it's a good beer.
Serving type: can
01-15-2012 23:53:44 | More by damndirtyape
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3.63/5 rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz : tulip
Hazy, golden orange with a fizzy, whispy white head.
Resiny, piney, citric, grapefruit hops with a bready caramel malt backbone.
Medium body, fizzy, foamy mild carbonation.
A very well done lower ABV pale ale. The ABV makes it very easy drinking, while still maintaining a tasty, hoppy flavor.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 09:00:20 | More by vkv822
4.04/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into snifter.
Upon cracking the can, a strong pineapple and grapefruit aroma is present.
A) 4-It pours a quarter inch head that settles into a fine misty layer on the surface with a bit of glass lining. The beer is an orangy-peach color, initially was very cloudy. It clarifies some, but not completely.
S) 5-It's a session, extra pale that smells like your finest double ipa. Pineapple, citrus, grapefruit and a fine pine, great outdoors rush.
T) 3.75- Bitter in the fore, and bitter in the finish. Not as sweet as was anticipated. Very piny, but more bitter than pine, with a touch of lemon in the finish. The beer boasts a modest 42ibu, but you'd guess higher.
M) 3.5- The beer is very light in its consistency. It has a fine carbonation to it . The beer has a light to medium malt profile, that goes largely unnoticed, the main focus being the hops. The beer has a dry finish, with a lingering bitter and belches that reignite the hop receptors of the brain.
O) 4.0625- Nuff said
Serving type: can
01-30-2014 19:28:54 | More by Legend_of_Troybrau
Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 960 ratings.