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Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,054 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,054
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 40
Gots: 47 | 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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wedge

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear orange colored liquid under a big, frothy head. Fresh hop flower sweetness greets the nose, a whiff of biscuity grain not far behind. Peppery floral and citrus...herbal and very "green" smelling. Oily, spicy citrus hops upfront, though they don't bash you over the head. Sweet and leafy flavors striking a pretty good balance with the dry grain. Crisp, slick, and on the lighter side, but not watery. Very refreshing. Quite the nice straightforward APA.

Serving type: can

01-16-2012 21:56:43 | More by wedge
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A - There is a nice appearance to the Bitter American. Head is a little soft and it seemed to be over carbonated.

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.

O - Bitter American was okay. I enjoyed the purchase but would have like to see it less carbonated allowing the boldness of the hops to come out.

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S - there's a nice blast of juicy, grassy, floral hops as you crack the can and pour into a glass. Smell is bright and clean, not overly dank and in your face.

T - taste-wise, this beer is everything it purports to be -- a crisp, hoppy session pale ale with a light malt backbone. The hops bring juicy, almost pink flavors -- watermelon, raspberry, guava -- plus some grassy/lighlty piney notes. Very tasty and refreshing, and highly crushable. Malts are light and cracker-y, with only a touch of caramel.

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Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,054 ratings.