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Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,154 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,154
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 45
Gots: 75 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mattsmith20, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

A: Copper cloudy and like oxidized just squeezed apple juice. No visible carbonation, a huge 4 finger off white head leaves a chunky lacing.


S: Caramel, banana candy, jackfruit, pine.


T: Carmel, jackfruit and banana candy, hint of pine, all very light on the tongue. Much lighter than the scent and visual suggested.


M: Medium light body, little carbonation.


O: Its an APA, what can I say. Makes me think of a weak Zombie dust, yet its considered a session ale. In that case, drinking it a 5 am doesn’t seem so bad. Got it either at Wholefoods, somewhere USA, or Bruisin Ales. If it truly is a session ale, its one of the best.

patre_tim, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

PaleAleWalt, Sep 14, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -3.4%

frosted33, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

capuchinpilates, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

CaptainShell, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

LutherBrau, Sep 10, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

Jschoenr, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

aztraz, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

BiffBiffster, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ryanmcd, Sep 07, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Nicholas_Nightfoot, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Aficionado_Shawn, Sep 07, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -5.5%

Happyhopper, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Hopmeplease, Sep 05, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

jdwpgh, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Beardo, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

freduardo, Sep 03, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

Jufu07, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

This brew is nice. The aroma is pleasant with tropical citrus, earthy/spicy hops and finally the strong malt comes towering from behind. Taste is just as pleasant. Bready malt sweetness makes it’s stand first, then earthy/spicy hops followed by some passion fruit and some pine. Nice citrus bitterness finishes the brew with some musk. This reminds of what an "IPA Light" would taste like. This is worthy.

Shroud0fdoom, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

NorseKaiser, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Hellpop65, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

NJBeer265, Aug 28, 2014
Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,154 ratings.