Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat BeerHell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer

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BA SCORE
76
okay

2,231 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 2,231
Reviews: 693
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 20.78%
Wants: 101
Gots: 349 | FT: 0
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21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002

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Ratings: 2,231 | Reviews: 693
Photo of BrewUSA
3.49/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look 6/10
Smell 15/20
Taste 32/40
Feel 6/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 78/100

Photo of Roguer
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quick notes:

Pale yellow brew topped by a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is light and bright: yeast, wheat, pale malt, a touch of citrus, and on the very back-end, watermelon.

Flavor follows, with a much more noticeable, nearly vegetal watermelon presence. Green and sweet.

Very drinkable and smooth; light and lively.

This beer is exactly what it's advertised to be. It's a decent wheat beer with a noticeable watermelon flavor. If that's not what you like, you definitely will not like it.

Photo of W_Des
4.31/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really refreshing beer. I can sit back and throw down multiples of these on a nice summer day. There is a hint of watermelon on the nose. The finish is where the watermelon really shows up. It's not forward or subtle but you get the watermelon. Tasty stuff.

Photo of JayLo85
4.49/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Nice summertime beer. Very refreshing!

Photo of Kataco16
4.78/5  rDev +44%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Has a great watermelon flavor

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an appealing bright yellow. Don't really get much on the nose. Watermelon definitely there on first taste, but it has an effect of almost making this beer seem watered down. Overall a refreshing beer that will do the job on a hot summer day.

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.05/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice refreshing watermelon brew that is easy to drink and tastes good too!

Photo of Jojosaute
3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

a- a slightly cloudy light yellow. 1.5 inch white head. Disipated quickly. No lacing
S- smells like beer with slight watermelon scent nothing overwhelming.
T - more of a candy watermelon taste then a real watermelon imo. I liked it though but not all the time. I would have one here and there. But only ice cold on a hot day outside. Which it would be perfect for.
M- nothing overwhelming here either. It's a clean beer taste. With some watermelon left behind.
O- it's a beer for a summer day on a patio. Not a beer I think BA users would love. More of a beer for the masses I'd say.
Another note- don't let this effect your thoughts on this brewery. I love there other beer. Back in black black ipa, brew free or die ipa, and the down to earth session ipa, are all great.

Photo of galwayjoyce
3.96/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great summer beer! If you like your beer with an orange, switch it up and try this.

Photo of ScaryEd
2.09/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I bought this for kicks and giggles. It was $1.50 for a single can so I figured, why not?

It looks pretty good, it smells decent, but that's about where it ends for me. The watermelon taste is subtle, however the other flavors balancing it out just don't work for me. It goes from a subtle sweetness to an almost pale ale bitterness in just one sip. It's impossible for me to really pinpoint all the flavors going on here but I don't like any of them.

This is certainly an interesting concept. I happen to love watermelon, but I feel this beer didn't do the flavors any justice.

Photo of bmeehan
4.44/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I was pleased to find that this beer does indeed taste like watermelon, and not something with artificial "watermelon flavor" added for the sake of making it sweeter and more appealing, as happens with candy since watermelon itself is so boring. It's light in body and in color, and it's easy to drink. I'd recommend it to anyone who asked about it.

Photo of TheJackel
4.86/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is the best watermelon wheat ever made or even "fruit beer" for that matter. It nails the smooth flavor of a wheat beer and follows it up with a subtle but flavorful watermelon vibe. Not too much, not too little. Just right. Another amazing beer from 21st Amendment!

Photo of drbenderdo
3.82/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

If you don't like watermelon, you prob won't like this beer either. Crisp, refreshing with more than just a hint of watermelon. Quite delicious.

Photo of spark3148857
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold with eggshell white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of grain and wheat, slightly metallic. Not sure if I'm getting any of the watermelon, maybe faintly. Taste follows the nose, grainy up front with a little watermelon sweetness on the middle of the palate. Finishes slightly metallic. Mouthfeel is on par for a 4.9% wheat beer. Overall, very crushable, drinkable, but not something I would reach for. In terms of a 21st Amendment session beer I will go for Down to Earth.

Photo of coachbnew
2.54/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Watermelon taste is very faint. Kind of bitter after tones. Not quite as good as I was hoping.

Photo of FickleBeast
3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a snifter. Pours yellow with a finger of foam that fades quickly. Aroma is wheaty, grainy, husky, and a hint of watermelon.

Flavor has a nice watermelon presence. Not super sweet, and the wheat malt comes through in the aftertaste. The watermelon flavor is subdued, which is preferable. Very light and refreshing.

Honestly, not a bad summer beer. I'd buy this again if I knew I'd be drinking outside.

Photo of shaneyjj
4.67/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great brew, I have enjoyed

Photo of turbotype
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not really a review, just wanted to say a few things. This beer isn't going be a Beer of Fame anytime soon, BUT, I don't think it was brewed with that in mind. It's a fun light bodied beer that goes down smooth, kinda like a session IPA. Go mow the lawn, then knock a few of these back, and you will see what I mean. It's just a fun beer. Props to 21st for doing something different :-)

(ohh, the price is on point too. I think I paid 7.99 at BevMo for a sixer of CANS)

Photo of Zstets
3.99/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yummy wheat
The hint of watermelon is subtle and nice

Photo of humlet_oel_elsker
4.01/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice light bodied beer, perfect on a hot summer day. Favorite beer while kayaking. Most can's I've had reminded me of Jolly Rancher's , though the candy like flavor was not as present when I've had it on tap at the brewery. Go Giants!

Photo of ccnorthwest
4.28/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can says it all, tastes like watermelon

Photo of gabepesce
4.13/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Great brew for its style, no fake watermelon flavor.

Photo of spacecake9
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy yellow with a nice white head that dies pretty quickly.
S - Yeasty
T - Definite watermelon notes, a little sour on the finish.
M - Medium mouth feel.
O - This is pretty good, would be enjoyable on a hot summer day. The watermelon flavor is spot on and not overpowering.

Photo of RyanAlex
4.26/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I like it. Drink a few on a warm day.

Photo of Jordanmtate
1.71/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

One of the more off-putting beers I've tried.

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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 2,231 ratings.