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Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,071 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,071
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 41
Gots: 49 | 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: 1,071 | Reviews: 336 | Display Reviews Only:
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-04-2013 19:45:51 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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hansenme

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-04-2013 01:57:10 | More by hansenme
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-03-2013 20:33:49 | More by doremite
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Michael_DaBeers_IV

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-03-2013 20:24:12 | More by Michael_DaBeers_IV
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the NOC in Nantahala, NC.
A good looking beer with excellent clarity and a well proportioned off-white head that has decent retention. Smells fine with no particular strengths or weaknesses. The taste is more exceptional, as is the crisp and dry feel. Refreshing. Mildly bitter finish.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2013 18:03:40 | More by chinchill
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TimHitchings

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-01-2013 02:28:15 | More by TimHitchings
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-30-2013 22:28:51 | More by kristougher
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-30-2013 20:16:43 | More by hellhammermario
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psuscott1

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-29-2013 21:30:14 | More by psuscott1
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-28-2013 19:35:39 | More by redleg411
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-26-2013 01:12:41 | More by petermethot
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-24-2013 17:22:48 | More by GraduatedCashew
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-24-2013 16:59:01 | More by BostonPhilly
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-20-2013 19:24:01 | More by BigGingDrinker
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cgarcer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-20-2013 02:21:48 | More by cgarcer
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beerinNV

Nevada

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-19-2013 16:22:31 | More by beerinNV
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spw109

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-18-2013 01:53:17 | More by spw109
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timmylange

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Canned 1/26/13
A: translucent, warm orange hue, thick foamy head
S: fresh hops, slight citrus scent
T: low hop, bitterness
M: dense, sharp carbonation but not fizzy, dry, very slight warming sensation
O: flavorful but simple, great beer for a picnic or after a cold shower on a hot summer day

21st Amendment beers are usually complex and flavorful with a bold taste. This beer however deviates but yet has that signature quality of 21st Amendment. I have not yet found a disappointing beer from this brewery.

Serving type: can

06-18-2013 01:33:27 | More by timmylange
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-16-2013 22:48:24 | More by Massbmx
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-16-2013 19:12:03 | More by bacher468
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DavidBart

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-15-2013 22:44:10 | More by DavidBart
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-15-2013 04:04:58 | More by Texasfan549
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ghengisflan

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a nice thick white head. Beer itself is a fairly cloudy but light honey blonde.

Smell: Citrus-ey hops are very prominent on first whiff.

Taste: The first sip is malty, but as you keep drinking there is a cumulative bitterness with a grassier hop flavor than the smell would indicate.

Mouthfeel: It has a pretty average body for an ale: Not too light or heavy.

Overall: A good beer, maybe a little too bitter for my taste. If that's what you like, give it a try.

Serving type: can

06-15-2013 01:46:53 | More by ghengisflan
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bdtva

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-14-2013 15:09:05 | More by bdtva
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NickBeery

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-14-2013 01:47:56 | More by NickBeery
Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,071 ratings.