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Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Bitter AmericanBitter American

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very good

1,220 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,220
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 49
Gots: 98 | 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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21st Amendment "Bitter American"
12 oz. can, "Enjoy By: 11/25/14" - looks like I missed that by 5 days
$1.83 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Notes: Hazy golden orange body. Pillowy bright white head drops shortly =. just good retention and lacing. Aroma displays gently resinous, leafy, softly piney, and citrusy (grapefruit, pineapple) hops as well as a gently bready malt. The flavor follows suit, giving the hops a little more emphasis over the malt; and there's a bit of yeasty fruitiness that let's you clearly know that it's an ale. It's solidly bitter, but balanced. As it warms the citrus becomes more evident and opens up displaying mango and papaya. It finishes dry as the malt recedes and the bitterness rises. Medium-light leaning towards medium in body with a crisp carbonation. Session ale? Absolutely, and yet not. Yes, because it's rich and flavorful but not overdone, but also "not really" because at 4.6% abv it's really not that much lower in alcohol. If I hadn't known it, I'd have just assumed it was a standard APA.

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crisp bitter mouthful, great hop linger too, smells good

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21st Amendment did a great job on this beer. It clean crisp and refreshing. Its smooth and has that hoppy bitterness I love. You can smell the grapefruit aroma. The beer is a little hazy but I usually drink this one straight from the can. Great beer to have after mowing the lawn or BBQ'N with the family.

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Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,220 ratings.