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Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,067 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,067
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: 1,067 | Reviews: 336 | Display Reviews Only:
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briang01

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-13-2014 13:15:33 | More by briang01
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Cubro

California

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-10-2014 22:09:34 | More by Cubro
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-09-2014 10:38:04 | More by rudabegga9
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thetimhortonsman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-06-2014 22:11:24 | More by thetimhortonsman
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HarryPotHead

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-06-2014 00:21:53 | More by HarryPotHead
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-05-2014 14:51:03 | More by IDABEERGUY
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-29-2014 20:59:43 | More by Durandal_777
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Richardbcoffin

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Tastes very similar to an IPA. Also has considerable malty flavors. Has a beige color and a large head when poured. It seems very similar to live free or die but with more malt flavors. Not terribly complex. Has a high drinkability especially on hot days.

Serving type: can

05-28-2014 17:55:05 | More by Richardbcoffin
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Oakhtar

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-26-2014 17:18:01 | More by Oakhtar
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-26-2014 17:07:55 | More by bigeyedfish89
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stevoj

Germany

3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes and smells like an IPA, no clue as to the reduced alcohol. Full hoppy aroma, hops and malt blend well in overall presentation. Light amber with small beige foamy head. I can see why this is a session ale, perfect, full of flavor, good looking, low alcohol. Well done!

Serving type: can

05-26-2014 12:25:54 | More by stevoj
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Badger6

Virginia

3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a standard pint glass.

Light orangish, golden body, with a massive head that was retained well. Glass laced nicely. Really great aroma: florals, citrus, big malty aroma, and a nicely hopped note. The flavor is very drinkable: very balanced, yet light, flavor that follows the nose. Medium body, crisply carbonated, with a slight drying at the finish. Easily one of the best session beers I've ever had...I'd probably just drink it from the can next time, save a step and enjoy without pretension. Recommended.

Serving type: can

05-25-2014 10:41:46 | More by Badger6
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-24-2014 02:21:39 | More by Latarnik
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tuowl74a

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-22-2014 17:31:48 | More by tuowl74a
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yanosh

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-19-2014 02:55:30 | More by yanosh
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KevMo84

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-19-2014 00:14:36 | More by KevMo84
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MikeCooke


4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-15-2014 00:01:13 | More by MikeCooke
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jwal

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

05-15-2014 00:00:46 | More by jwal
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soze47

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-13-2014 11:41:23 | More by soze47
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-13-2014 11:32:10 | More by Drknight
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tmm313

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Light orange color. Poured a nice 2 finger, creamy head. Great lacing.

S- To me, it smells almost exactly like its sister beer "Live Free or Die" IPA. Big floral notes, grapefruit, tangerine, pine, fresh hop and caramel. The only perceivable difference is that the malt presence is stronger in this one, which scores it a little higher in my mind.

T- Again, it reminds me a lot of "Live Free", but the flavors are lighter, and yet somehow more pronounced. Floral notes, grapefruit, tangerine, pine, caramel, fresh hop, a dash of light pineapple, and a big punch of charred, biscuity malts in the finish. Earthy spice pops out in the aftertaste.

M- Medium body. Crisp carbonation. Slightly oily, but coats the mouth pretty well. Drying.

O- Well... I've found a new go-to session beer. Don't you just love it when that happens? One of the best session IPAs I've ever had.

Serving type: can

05-12-2014 22:40:55 | More by tmm313
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neckbeered

Montana

5/5  rDev +29.5%

05-12-2014 16:32:21 | More by neckbeered
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SerpentX

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-10-2014 22:53:36 | More by SerpentX
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ascags

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-10-2014 15:30:09 | More by ascags
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MrGone

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-08-2014 06:17:43 | More by MrGone
Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.