Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by Clydesdale:
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a faintly hazy orange color. A fairly tall, orange-tinted head pops up with medium-dense frothy texture. Retention is good, and some nice concentric rings of lace stick to the glass as the head recedes.
S: Only the faintest maltiness in the nose, with some light sugar cookie notes. Hop notes are brash and vibrant, with big citric and resinous character. A bit of tropical fruitiness and a sort of candied/perfumey vibe. Alcohol is noticeable.
T: Some pale malt and cookie-like sweetness up front. Slight caramel hint. Hop bitterness is strong and fairly blunt. Citric flavor is prominent, followed by loads of tropical (think fruit cocktail), resiny, and candied flavors. A bit of oaky/woody character, but it's relatively minor. Alcohol is quite present, adding heat and a minor bite into the finish.
M: Medium-full body. Carbonation is smooth and very supple, lending a nice mouthfeel. Hop bitterness and rather aggressive alcohol contribute to a dry and somewhat boozy finish.
D: This is a nice DIPA, but it is flawed. I like the hop profile a lot, and the malt bill allows the hops to shine through impressively. I also dig the first 2/3 of the mouthfeel, before the alcohol kicks in. It's still enjoyable, but the alcohol is a bit more apparent than I'd prefer.
Serving type: can
02-24-2012 23:24:06 | More by Clydesdale
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I lived 10 years a block from this brewer, a good friend is an investor, and I love their work. But, as solid as this is, it's not as good as the DIPA from my home town.
All the same: A must try and a great place to visit.
a - Pours a clear apricot amber with 2 fingers of fluffy white head, lots carbonation, and lots of lacing.
s - Smell is too subtle! What's here is of hops pine and citrus hops, tropical fruit, malts, and a bit of alcohol.
t - Taste follows smell. Hops forward! It's puckering as it zings your palate with pine and citrus hops, resiny, sweet malts, and tropical fruits. Long, heavy, peppery, zingy finish.
m - Clean finish. Nice feel! Medium bodied DIPA w low carbonation. Much bitterness, long finish, and pretty easy to drink. A bit too strong though for me.
o - Great mouth feel. SOMA San Francisco must enjoy this great, and growing, home town brewer.
Serving type: can
07-26-2014 22:42:48 | More by Act25
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
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