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Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,075 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,075
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 41
Gots: 52 | 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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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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Montana

5/5  rDev +29.5%

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Virginia

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

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08Deltadawn8

Georgia

4.8/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served out of a growler, smell comes off with hints of caramel and light barley.
Maybe some nuts in there as well. Color is a apricot kind of reddish orange.
Mouthfeel is nice, not too heavy or too light, taste is great, really gets the gist of a bitter beer. Overall I say that this beer is a perfect session beer and that I would recommend it for anyone who likes bitter type beers.

Serving type: growler

09-26-2013 21:12:50 | More by 08Deltadawn8
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New York

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Virginia

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Virginia

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California

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Virginia

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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a copper color with amber hues. The head is one inch of egg shell colored foam that recedes slowly into a quarter inch cap of lacing. The aroma is very strong. There is a very nice balance of floral, herbal, and citrus notes that creates tremendous complexity. A lover of hops could smell this beer all day without getting bored. The taste is more herbal and floral than the aroma, but there is still a noticeable citrus component in the finish. The malt plays a secondary role. Bitterness is moderate yet firm. This is a very nice tasting beer. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice light carbonation that allows the beer nuances to be more greatly appreciated. Overall, this is a great beer. I could easily session this all afternoon long without tiring of it. I will certainly drink this beer again.

Serving type: can

02-18-2011 20:30:52 | More by KarlHungus
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SwillBilly

Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can to nonical pint glass.

A: Pours light copper to amber with a decent white head that fades rather quickly. Carbonation streams to the surface. Nice, sticky lacing clings to the glass.

S: Chock full of big, juicy, citrusy hops with just bit of maltiness sweetness lending to the nose. A mixture of citrus rind and apricots.

T: Wow ! Flavor explodes in the mouth with the 1st sip. Lots of of those big, juicy citrusy, hops. Malt definitely takes a back seat to the hoppiness fo the beer, though its there if you really look for it. Mildly sweet with plays in harmony with the hops. Just a touch of caramel or honey. Hoppy bitterness lingers long on the tongue after the swallow.

M: Nice body for such a low abv beer. Medium, somewhat oily with ample carbonation.

D: One of the better beers I've had in a while. Combination of citrusy hops and low abv makes this a fantastic session beer. Wish this was available year round as it has found a permanent spot in my fridge. Seek and enjoy. Highly recommended.

Serving type: can

03-05-2011 19:42:17 | More by SwillBilly
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Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,075 ratings.