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Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Bitter AmericanBitter American

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,244 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,244
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 50
Gots: 109 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-16-2007

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
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Ratings: 1,244 | Reviews: 358
Photo of epyon396
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeganandDana
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vdub191
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Igotmypistola
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Djaklevic
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ta_hagen
4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good session IPA, but a little watery. Goes down well and that 21st Amendment brewery smells that it gives off, is so amazing, you will have to try it. It's on all it's beer's. Just love it. Would grab these session pack's all day long if at your liquor store. Well worth it.

Photo of Kuebrich
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At first, I wasn't sure why I liked this beer so much. When I bought my second six-pack, it occurred to me. This beer tastes like cunnilingus. I love it. The aftertaste evokes the experience of a good face-sitting.

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueMoon10
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsnyder61
2.99/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Not a big fan of this

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jfishe13313
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mark_Stanford
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PCBrewski
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loubar
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can from BevMo. Pours a semi-cloudy golden. Nose of fragrant citrus and faint spice. Taste of fruity grapefruit hops up front on a bready malt base. Finishes with good bitterness. Light-bodied, yet surprisingly bold with moderate carbonation and a clean mouthfeel. Refreshing. Excellent session beer.

Photo of TheMaineBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoretaxi
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMSI
4.94/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a TRUE session beer. It's smooth without sacrificing how an IPA should taste. I would recommend this to everyone. Great Job!

Photo of Burt
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NinjaJesus
3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

More of a west coast feel than the brew free or die but still delicious.

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Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,244 ratings.