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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

2,028 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,028
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 20.97%
Wants: 79
Gots: 216 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002)
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Photo of Zetcha7x
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Zetcha7x, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of jjd315
2/5  rDev -39.2%

jjd315, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Camjmorton
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Camjmorton, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a fluted pint glass, color is opaque pale gold. No head and no lacing.

Smell is odd, mix of wheat malt and mild bitterness but not a normal flavor mix.

Taste is big hit of watermelon, but too punch, can definitely taste concentrate off flavors. The malt finishes up the flavor with a mild bitterness in there as well.

Mouthfeel is a good balance of sweetness and hint of bitter with some lingering pleasant watermelon.

Overall, an interesting brew, something off in the scent and a little two pungent of watermelon flavor upfront.

mvanaskie13, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of Hessian257
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Hessian257, May 10, 2012
Photo of axeman9182
1.6/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz can, dated 3/26/12. It was poured into my petite Duvel tulip.

Hell or High Watermelon poursa somewhat hazy golden yellow. Three or so fingers of white foam cap the beer, but it all fades quickly and quietly. The nose has a bit of a Jolly Rancher watermelon type aroma to it, but there's also another smell that I can't quite place, but it definitely doesn't belong. This is quite simply the worst beer I've ever tasted. The flavor is what I'd imagine it would taste like if you let the leftover milk from a bowl of cereal sit out for a day and then tried to drink it. The body has a weird creaminess to it, only highlighting the awful taste. The carbonation is on the low side. If I ever did a video review of Hell or High Watermelon, it would probably end up a bit like the "I award you zero points, may God have mercy on your soul" speech from Billy Madison.

axeman9182, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Almost three finger of fuzzy white head has huge popping bubbles that turn rocky as it slowly fades. Body is a hazy golden straw colored that truely glows when held to light. Nose has tones of citrus, honey dew, fresh dried wheat and sassafras. With first sip you sit back and see that there is this juicy hint of melon that bursts onto the palate. Some pale rustic hops join with the soft wheat feel that leaves a consistent mellow hue on the mouthfeel. the fruit in this one is more like watermelon rind. Super clean and nicely drinkable. Would make a wonderful summer beer.

SPLITGRIN, Apr 14, 2009
Photo of Boston_Steve
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Boston_Steve, May 14, 2014
Photo of IBUnit63
3.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cool extra from a great trade with googzoid10 - thanks Greg! 12 oz. from a can into a Victory Weiss glass...

Pours a decent straw wheat color with 1/2 finger head that goes pretty quickly. Lacing is present and not too bad.

There's a big raw malt/wheat aroma and sweetness from watermelon meat. There is a tannic quality to the watermelon that gives it a little tinniness.

Interesting - watermelon feels good on the palate and I can taste the husky nature of the watermelon "fibers" regardless of whether it's extract or puree. That metallic tinge is there but gets a bit better with warmth.

Palate feel is affected by the watermelon tannins - very husky with a tight finish.

Label says "agitate before opening" - not sure how much of an effect there is here. The watermelon taste is rather natural, there's raw malt and at the pool this thing would fit in quite well.

IBUnit63, Feb 23, 2009
Photo of jimmah120
3.35/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz canned on 3/26/12

Pours a very cloudy, very pale yellow, with a slight ring of head. Great unfiltered look. Smell is grain, corn, and sour/rancid watermelon. Very light smell, which is good because what I do pick up is awful. The taste is much better, it's bright fresh grain/wheat with a watermelon twist at the end. The watermelon isn't as powerful as I expected it to be, which is a good thing. Carbonated well, it is a tad watery and has an odd 'plastic' feel to it at times.

A good easy drinking beer for the summer months. A little too expensive, tho.

jimmah120, Apr 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

wonothesane42, Apr 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

gshackles, Jul 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of ATPete
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz can

Pours a pale hazy yellow color with a medium sized white head. Toasty wheat in the nose with the slightest hint of berry and spice. Interesting in flavor for the watermelon note doesnt strike the tongue until the finish. The Jolly Rancher like fruit flavor, to me, is actually quite a breath of fresh air in the world of fruit flavored wheat beers. Good drinkability, very interesting and inventive, an undeniably unique beer whether you love it of hate it. I would have this again, but not in any large quantity.

ATPete, Jun 02, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

costanzo_mike, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of GFD400
4/5  rDev +21.6%

GFD400, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of kingmaker
4/5  rDev +21.6%

kingmaker, Jul 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

pjkelley82, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

hockeyfighter19, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
3.63/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy and yellow with a stream of bubbles rising to meet a fat white had of foam that leaves patchy lace as it falls. Nose is a nice wheat with a bit of sweetness on it. The watermelon is a touch of floral and almost a backnote on the nose. There is a bit of hop grass and it too is sweet. That is blending nicely with the flaked wheat. Taste is good. It's perky and has a thinner side of medium mouthfeel. You could even call it light. A crackery malt crispness , a nice malt dryness and a little bit of natural wheat sweetness. Nothing honey like or rich. The watermelon in the drink is light and floral but unmistakably watermelon and the hops grass meets a touch of spice to intrigue the palate a bit. The finish is balanced and there is a slight hop bitter and a light little aftertaste from malt. There is a juicy citric quality that does not meet any definition of a fruit and that keeps the beer balanced and tart in the drink.

I darn like it.

utopiajane, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Tballz420
3.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty hazy lighter gold colored brew. Small white head but it lasts a while. Wheat malt scent with a nice dose of watermelon. Nice light wheat taste, nice infusion of the watermelon. Kind of sharp on the tongue, but a lighter to medium bodied brew thats fairly wet. Nice light brew for the summertime.

Tballz420, Sep 03, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

tedho21, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

standardcherry, May 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

briandaube, Jun 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Oct 03, 2014
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 2,028 ratings.