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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,813 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,813
Reviews: 608
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 73
Gots: 146 | FT: 0
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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benkt68

California

3.5/5  rDev +7%

09-03-2013 04:41:30 | More by benkt68
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DRapp1984

New York

3.5/5  rDev +7%

06-17-2014 15:17:24 | More by DRapp1984
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wynn87

Georgia

3/5  rDev -8.3%

07-02-2014 22:24:37 | More by wynn87
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jyeohamilton

Washington

3/5  rDev -8.3%

06-27-2014 05:11:19 | More by jyeohamilton
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MikeCooke


3/5  rDev -8.3%

05-11-2014 19:26:20 | More by MikeCooke
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bejaranobio

New York

4/5  rDev +22.3%

07-30-2014 23:59:27 | More by bejaranobio
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oldcrustacean

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer from my time spent in San Francisco.

I would ride to the brewery at lunch to enjoy a few -- always served with a slice of watermelon. Can't say I got much done those days.

Other times I'd pick up a growler to share with friends. Ten extra pounds of awkward weight on my bicycle, climbing steep San Francisco streets, meant that I had to earn this brew. Ever climb an 18% grade hill with 2 growlers on your back? I assure you it makes the beer taste that much better.

This is the best watermelon ale out there -- the flavor doesn't taste contrived. Hooker and Opa's watermelon ales taste a bit too artificial for my liking; a little too heavy on the extract. 21A gets it right.

Prost.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2009 18:34:10 | More by oldcrustacean
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Msquared2

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

07-08-2012 15:16:35 | More by Msquared2
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AnotherGlass

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -38.8%

11-15-2011 22:36:05 | More by AnotherGlass
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Mickodell


5/5  rDev +52.9%

05-06-2012 23:00:30 | More by Mickodell
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phillybeerdude

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7%

03-03-2013 23:26:12 | More by phillybeerdude
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Cavanut


3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

02-19-2013 02:40:15 | More by Cavanut
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Panda12

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +7%

06-26-2014 13:35:48 | More by Panda12
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ardeano

Oregon

4.88/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I always look forward to the summer and this beer.

I drank this straight from the can while peddling the CyclePub to a brewery - after work...

First, this is a perfect combination of a fruit and beer - the soft watermelon hints pair perfectly with the wheat style. It is amazingly refreshing during a hot day (or while peddling to a brewery). Great level of carbonation too! I would highly recommend this beer to any one...

Serving type: can

06-24-2011 15:45:08 | More by ardeano
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Ryburr

California

5/5  rDev +52.9%

11-18-2011 03:48:50 | More by Ryburr
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rmartin11


2.63/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very aromatic smell of watermelon and pungent "beer" smell.
Tasted good with normal wheat beer taste up front followed by the watermelon flavor. Leaves not so good aftertaste in your mouth. Below average fruit beer. Seems too artificial.

Serving type: can

07-29-2012 23:47:36 | More by rmartin11
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jennib1

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-07-2013 01:04:39 | More by jennib1
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TheFoodAlchemist

Washington

3/5  rDev -8.3%

05-08-2014 19:28:57 | More by TheFoodAlchemist
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Jacobchops


3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-03-2014 15:36:45 | More by Jacobchops
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Dave1337

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8.3%

07-27-2014 19:02:36 | More by Dave1337
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jonrx

New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A pretty solid summer brew that it seems is becoming a love-it or hate-it beer around most parts. I get the complaints that it doesn't taste like real watermelon, but what really does? Hell, watermelon tastes like pure sugar sometimes depending on the quality of it.

Either way, this is an extremely sessionable beer that is light, smooth, and good for the summer. I can't imagine drinking this at any other time than on a hot day (and it's really, really, really good for working on cars in a hot driveway), so I should limit my review to that, I guess.

EIther way, I like it quite a bit in the summer but would never want to drink it at any other time.

Serving type: can

09-22-2013 03:39:50 | More by jonrx
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gator0877

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. This poured pale yellow into the glass with about an 1 1/2 inch head that quickly dissapeared. Very light carbonation.

S. I was hit with the smell of watermelon immediatly but not in a good way. It almost smelled like a rotten watermelon, gross.

T. The taste does suprise me though. It is not overly sweet. It actually tastes like watermelon and just watermelon. It was as if I was eating a slice but was getting close to the rind of the fruit, so it is not gonna taste like a jolly rancher or italian ice.

M. Thin but not bad for a wheat beer.

D. I could pound a few of these on a hot day. Not too high in ABV so I could handle this. This is strictly a summer beer though.

Serving type: can

08-15-2010 20:28:06 | More by gator0877
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muqingjing

California

3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a clear yellow; not exactly what I expected from a wheat beer. Pretty sizable white head.

S: It has a faint hint of watermelon in the smell (not real watermelon, but something like a watermelon flavored jolly rancher). Smells clean and refreshing, though.

T: Somewhat yeasty, with a slight watermelon (once again, Jolly Rancher) flavor. It's not overbearing, but it's definitely there. However, the beer itself tastes a bit watery.

M: Fairly watery, pretty thin, and low on carbonation. Nothing too special.

D: Very very very easy to drink. It's thin, it's kind of watery, it's tastes decent. The novelty of the watermelon might wear off after just one can, but it's just super easy to drink a lot of this stuff.

Overall: It's definitely worth trying (at least for novelty sake). It's not a bad beer, but if you take out the watermelon aspect, this is just your run of the mill American wheat beer.

Serving type: can

11-05-2009 09:04:51 | More by muqingjing
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CaNdI-_-gIrL


5/5  rDev +52.9%

10-08-2012 17:29:51 | More by CaNdI-_-gIrL
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mp54790


4/5  rDev +22.3%

12-13-2012 02:59:04 | More by mp54790
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,813 ratings.