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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

1,226 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,226
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 49
Gots: 100 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can > Pint Glass

A - Murky gold with two fingers of big fluffy white head, silky patches of lacing.
S - Grapefruit, pine, grass, some grains.
T - Taste follows the aroma, light bitterness, some pine and grapefruit juice, cut grass, a little floral.
M - Crisp, light feel.
O - Decent session APA, but there's better out there for the price you'd spend.

Photo of walkinginplace
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden orange with a decent head

S: Pine hops and citrus, pretty standard for a pale ale.

T: It has an easy citrus taste with a strong and bitingly bitter hoppy finish.

F: Fairly light and crisp. A thin and refreshing feel.

O: Bitter and very hoppy but easy to drink. Sessionable as hell.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can dated 01/26/13 – purchased at Boynton Liquors San Jose, CA
Hotel tumbler glass – 11/20/13

A: Golden amber body with brilliant clarity. Has a straw gold like appearance. Thick staying khaki cream top that never fully subsides leaving a film of sticky lace down the glass.

S: Smells of bread and grains, lightly toasted. Not particularly sweet. Grassy hops with a dash of citrus and melon fruit. Earthy minerals on the finish. Nice and pleasant nose for a Bitter.

T: Bready cracker malt is prominent with some light grassy floral and piney citrus hops underneath. Faint buttery flavor there with a noticeable mineral quality presenting towards the finish. The malt stays dry rather than sweet and there is a low level of actual bitterness to this Bitter. Alcohol is all but completely masked in flavor. Nice and drinkable from the can.

M: Frothy cream like texture. Lower moderate filling and a touch watery thin. Finish is dry and crisp with a very clean departure.

D: A nice session from the can this American style Bitter offers up some favorable American hop flavors over a classic ESB style malt base. Nothing of major significance however well balanced with nice drinkability.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A slightly hazy dark amber color with a solid two fingers of off white head. Retention that won’t quit and lacing covering pretty much the whole glass.

S: Citrus and piney hops. a hint of spiciness in there too.

T: Floral and earthy hops with just a touch of sweetness from the citrus and pine in the nose.

M: Medium light body with medium carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O: Holy crap, Batman! It’s light on the ABV but this is the flavor profile I’ve alway wanted to see in pale ales. A six pack session of this would be fantastic.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, canned on 9/05/13 stamped on bottom.

pours a hazy golden color, slightly orange. bright white head - great head retention and lacing. smell is a bit hoppy. earthy with a bit of citrus. taste is mild biscuity bready malt. herbal, slightly bitter hops. medium body and moderate carbonation, easy drinking. overall - a good everyday beer, goes well with food.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,226 ratings.