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Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,141 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,141
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 45
Gots: 74 | 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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Ratings: 1,141 | Reviews: 342 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ajdemma
3/5  rDev -22.3%

ajdemma, Oct 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

geuze_gone_wild, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

judkinst, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

largadeer, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Resuin, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

GreesyFizeek, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

rodemey2, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

damienblack, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

BigTrubble, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Beerlover, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Mojo
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can -> Grand Teton snifter

A- pours up medium hazy orange, two fingers of foamy head eventually disappearing. Good lacing

S - pine, resin, bread

T - solid malt backbone, some smoky flavors, some grapefruit, nice bitter finish. Well balanced.

M - bit of an aftertaste, good carbonation, medium thick

O - a solid tasty session ale

Mojo, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Mattsk1
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Mattsk1, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Salud24, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

msondel, Sep 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

mtpHokie, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Jwale73
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz. can served in a can class (seemed apropos). Pours a dull orange-gold with a slightly hazy clarity and a loose, two inch, cream-colored head. Head eventually disperses towards the shoulders, with bands of fluffy lacing revealed during the session. Nose expresses a light breadiness, noble hops and a trace of citrus. Taste consistent with nose with hint of caramel malt and/or molasses sweetness. There's also a light, somewhat medicinal bitterness that lingers at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with a prickly carbonation. Overall, a decent session strength APA; however, not a beer I would generally consider drinking more than one or two in a sitting. My opinion might change if this were a cask offering.

Jwale73, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of 08Deltadawn8
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.

08Deltadawn8, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Stevedore, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

BigOldOaf, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

mjstacker, Sep 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Falcone, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Act25
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My new every day beer in a can. I love this brewer, and I love this session ale.

12 ounce can poured into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed, dark apricot body with a proud tan head. Lots of lacing on the way down. Looks great, like a much sterner beer than 4.4%

Smell: IPA light. Good starter hop ale. Starts with mild maltiness, with welcoming scent of flowers, grass, herbs, and citrus. Appetizing hop aroma. Great with food.

Taste: Follows the smell with a cracker, sweet malt, then toasty, floral hops, lemon and grapefruit. Medium bitterness. Drying, lemony finish with a lingering citrus presence. Great finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation. But good mouth feel, great with any summer food.

Overall: Why would you not make this your every day, early day, and summer ale? Great stuff. Great brewer.

Act25, Sep 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

DJB2231, Sep 16, 2013
Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,141 ratings.