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Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewery

Bitter AmericanBitter American

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BA SCORE
87
very good

972 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 972
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 972 | Reviews: 322 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by peensteen:
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale copper colour, one finger of white head, light lace on the glass. Smell is quite hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, mango, orange, malty biscuit scents, some pine as well, quite the hop bomb though. Taste is dry and citrusy, tangerine, pineapple, lots of citrus fruit, fairly bitter throughout , some malt comes in to keep the hops in check, citrusy finish and aftertaste. Slick and oily feel, medium body and medium carbonation. I didn't look at the ABV until about halfway through the glass and when I realized it was only 4.4% I was blown away, I cant believe that something so flavourful is so light, really good stuff here and will seek more of this out next time I'm stateside.

Serving type: can

02-11-2012 19:06:21 | More by peensteen
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Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.