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Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewery

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very good

1,244 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,244
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 50
Gots: 109 | 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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12 oz can poured into snifter.

A: Slight hazy orange with a bright white head composed of small creamy to medium sized bubbles with good retention and some nice lacing. Good looking beer, glad I poured it.

S: A very nice mild and slight dank hop aroma right off the back with with some good malt and citrus to hold things together.

T: Not so much like the nose, much more maltier but I do get some citrus and dryness, finished nice and dry.

M: Dry and a refreshing lingering bitterness that leaves you wanting more, and at 4.4% abv you can pretty much have as much as you want...

O: A great and sessionable APA that I wouldn't mind drinking everyday, especially during summer or at a bar trying to keep a hold of myself while surrounded by 8% abv + DIPAs while still having some good flavors.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale orange ale with moderate carbonation, sticky lacing on the glass. Strong pine / grapefruit hop aroma. Thick body with citrus hop flavors and Caramel/English-y malts. Firm hop bitterness with a dry finish. Definitely what it says it is, excellent American-style session ale.

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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.

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Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,244 ratings.