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Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewery

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1,207 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,207
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 47
Gots: 89 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy. Yellowish brown. Very little head even with the last third of the can poured straight into a pint.

S: Nice floral hop aroma with a touch of cedar. Slight lemony notes.

T: Great ipa flavor. Not over hopped but with a good floral tanginess. Another light hint of woodiness.

M: Good mouthwatering finish. Bitterness washes over the tongue and dissipates quickly. A dried leaf flavor lingers on the back of the tongue a little too long.

O: Drinkable and accessible. The fact that it comes in a can says it all. It's a no fuss straight shooting ipa. I like that its not too bitter but still full of flavor. The downside is that it feels like it was a bit too filling; would be hard pressed to drink more than one or two.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75


Appearance: Medium golden pale with a little white head.

Nose: cooked pineapple, some pine and lemon, backed up by toasted wheat bread

Taste: malty, but this is a four month old can so its to be expected. Still nice and fairly refined, though. Light floral note, pine needles, hint of lemon, tasty balanced toasty malts in the background.

Mouthfeel: Nice and full without being overbearing.

Overall: Decent pale ale that would be perfect for a party or drinking session. Exactly what it wants to be.

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clearish brown body with good head and lace on top of a very hoppy, like citrus and floral hops, along with light bread and caramel malts. Taste and moutfeel are the same with a light bodied beer that passes easy, very drink/sessionable, nothing spectacular but better than your average lawnmower beer. Citric, floral hops abound and balance with some sweet caramel and the beer is held together with a crisp breadiness that leads to snappy finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a two finger off white head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt with a hint of toastiness, pine hops; light but enticing. Flavor is interesting with pine, mixed citrus, a nice, but unidentifiable fruit component. Finishes with a light hop kick with mild pine and grapefruit. Medium bodied. A very nice hoppy light ale with good balance and interesting flavors. Another well made 21st Amendment ale. Kudos.

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Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,207 ratings.