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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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1,906 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,906
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 21.28%
Wants: 73
Gots: 178 | 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 Camjmorton


3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-20-2013 22:58:27 | More by Camjmorton
Photo of MiScusi


3.38/5  rDev +2.7%

Had at the 21st Amendment.

It's a light hazy gold, served in a hefe glass with a slice of watermelon on the rim. The smell is easily watermelon when there's a watermelon wedge sitting right on the rim. But if you take that off and inspect it after the juices have left the rim it doesn't smell like anything more than a standard wheat beer. The taste is the same... without the watermelon slice on top or in the drink it just tastes like a fairly standard wheat. Still, it's not bad for a wheat beer but I don't think it's as unique as people think. The mouthfeel was a bit too spritzy/harsh and grainy for me. I could definitely still drink this if I needed a wheat beer, but it doesn't stand out that much above others.

06-15-2008 16:28:13 | More by MiScusi
Photo of fishguyac


5/5  rDev +52%

09-22-2012 00:08:02 | More by fishguyac
Photo of sixerofelixir


4.2/5  rDev +27.7%

12 oz can.

Pours a light honey gold color with almost a greenish hue. No visibility through the wheaty cloud. A white head soon turns into a ring. Smell is remarkably crisp, I get many light green fruit tones, like pear and apple, and some light grains. Taste is very bright and crisp. The watermelon really serves as a nice backing, without too much sweetness and just a little tartness. Finishes dry, with a little hops bitterness and lingering watermelon sweetness. Pretty good, and my favorite fruit-added beer I've sampled. I could drink a bunch of these on a hot day..

12-24-2010 22:37:18 | More by sixerofelixir
Photo of mbs11


2.5/5  rDev -24%

01-14-2012 01:16:21 | More by mbs11
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

06-14-2013 21:24:28 | More by salthemonster
Photo of JRed

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +10.9%

Hazy light golden in body with fading white head. Smells of weak watermelon, wheat and light floral notes. Tastes of light floral, wheat, watermelon in the background, some light grains and a dry ending. Having the watermelon as an undertone makes for a refreshing session. Medium carbonation with light body. Cloying mouthfeel. Perfect for MDW down the shore.

05-30-2011 03:14:04 | More by JRed
Photo of curlybird


3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-22-2014 02:36:32 | More by curlybird
Photo of shivtim


2.1/5  rDev -36.2%

Watermelon Wheat in a can? Lets give it a try.
It's slighty hazy and amber, with no head to speak of. The nose is bitter watermelon and not much else. Taste is lots of watermelon, but it's not sweet at all. It's like watermelon vines. Very acrid and metallic. Mouthfeel is ok I suppose, it's a bit watery. The drinkability suffers from the non-sweet punch of watermelon flavor.

10-03-2006 01:46:29 | More by shivtim
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

09-28-2012 09:25:54 | More by Beeradelphia
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

01-16-2013 22:55:28 | More by Budinetz
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2/5  rDev -39.2%

08-18-2012 23:07:01 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
Photo of IronLover


3.83/5  rDev +16.4%

Bought this on a whim while grabbing a few other items at the lolcal bottle shop. Dark orangish in color with a fizzy soda-like had that disappeared quickly. Wheat and yeast aromas with a definite sweet watermelon aroma as well. Syrupy feel with a burst of carbonation in the beginning. Wheat and yeast flavors in the front that taper to sweet watermleon and orange flavors. Much better than I thought it would be. Pretty refreshing and easy to drink on a hot summer day.

08-08-2010 03:11:10 | More by IronLover
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

10-23-2012 23:40:44 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

06-02-2012 22:45:05 | More by briandaube
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -24%

05-14-2012 19:56:05 | More by fehrminator
Photo of jeonseh


3.75/5  rDev +14%

Poured from a can into a pint glass

A - Soft golden, yellow with a small white head, especially for a wheat beer. Appears to have a thin body

S - Watermelon jolly rancher, soft wheat, light bubblegum and clove. Smells like what you'd expect for a watermelon wheat beer

T - Light watermelon is the first flavor you get. There are hints of the normal wheat beer as weel as you get hints of clove and bubblegum. Near the finish, there are hints of wheat as well as the watermelon that comes back. I like how they incorporated the watermelon to add flavor but still having the wheat beer behind it.

MF - Lightly carbonated and a bit light and watery on the body. Finish has some light carbonation that comes through. The lack of carbonation makes the body thin overall.

O - I love how they incorporated the watermelon into the beer and it fits perfectly. It is a nice summer, wheat beer. However, I do wish it had a bit more carbonation and body to it which make this one of the better wheat beers out there. Happy to see the experimentation with the new fruit flavors and I think it pays off.

07-04-2012 16:26:23 | More by jeonseh
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West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +14%

05-30-2014 15:42:36 | More by MarvinSnyder
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New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -2.7%

05-10-2014 04:38:53 | More by tkdchampxi
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

07-21-2012 06:05:06 | More by JustinMatthew
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-20-2012 07:14:03 | More by ambruns1979
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5/5  rDev +52%

12-06-2013 09:15:43 | More by NonicPanic
Photo of stewart124


3.98/5  rDev +21%

Pours a golden yellow color with am inch of white head that didn't linger. Highly visible carbonation.

Slight hints of melon in the nose with a bit of straw. Not quite as much as I anticipated.

The taste is crisp and refreshing with just a touch of sweetness in the back of the throat as it tingles the tastebuds and tongue. This might be the ultimate lawnmower beer! The malt character is of straw and just a light bready character. The wheat might be evident in the medium mouthfeel but there is no haze.

Delicious to say the least. Highly drinkable and easy to put away. I am glad this made it's way over to Ohio.

07-07-2010 01:06:56 | More by stewart124
Photo of seaoflament


3.78/5  rDev +14.9%

Picked up a six pack today at Bevmo.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a good two inches of foam. A very soapy head with good retention until it falls down to a thin ring.

Aroma is surprisingly not as full loaded of watermelon as I thought and not as sweet. There is a tangy wheat and lemon aroma first and then the watermelon pushes through. There are also notes of grapes, salted cracker, passion fruit, and a bit of jolly rancher. Not bad at all.

Now the first time I tried this it was a small pour at a massive tasting and I literally chugged it down to get something else that was being poured and I remembered an intense watermelon flavored jolly rancher flavor. However, this time it seems more subtle with some wheat, lemon, and pepper in the mix...and I don't think this is an old can either since these guys just got distribution in San Diego. A bit of apple at first and then followed by some watermelon candy with a wheat finish.

Decent mouthfeel, clean and refreshing. I could easily drink this in a warm day when I have a sweet tooth and want something easy to drink.

08-22-2008 01:41:15 | More by seaoflament
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

06-03-2013 00:43:06 | More by ridgeline23
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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