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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,172 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,172
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 69
Gots: 79 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sloejams on 04-08-2008)
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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
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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.

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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,172 ratings.