Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by CommanderOfAwesome:
1.63/5 rDev -59%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
Canned on Aug 6th 2012. More than 2 months old, which I didn't know because the bottle on date wasn't visible on the outside package. Only way to know is by opening the box. Thought it was a local brew (SF) but turns out it was canned in MN. Makes sense/sarcasm.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a 2.5 finger head. Looks inviting enough.
S: Has a very unique smell. Picking up a floral scent along with a tad bit of citrus and malt. Not a huge fan of the smell, getting rank cardboard or something. VEry off putting.
T: Hops have faded, my own fault for picking up a 4 pack that's 2 months old. Would really like to try this fresh, but with their current packaging it will be hard to tell. This was fresh out of a shipping box as well, which I thought meant it would bre fresher as the store had just got it. Its a hop faded malty IPA with floral notes. Some chalky elements as well which is something I've never picked up in a beer before.
Edit: overly sweet and malty mess. Bleh just terrible, couldn't finish.
M: Avg medium bodied, medium carbonation, and malty taste.
O: Meh, wouldn't shell out the $10 for a 4 pack again. Plenty of better options out there, but overall if this were fresher I could see it being pretty good. Wish there was a way considering its a "Local" brewery to get this fresh.
Editing my rankings after finishing the 4 pack and bringing the last one to a beer club I'm in. Down right terrible. Perhaps I got a bad batch but 3 of them were a drain pour for me and no one in beer club liked it. Ranked it as the worst beer brought to the club thus far.
Serving type: can
10-15-2012 20:06:29 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz can best by 10/11/14 into a tulip
A: Pours a gold color with a solid 1+ finger head
S: Grain, caramel, orange and a hint of oak
T: Full of grains up front then citrus/pine come through on the finish
M: Fairly full bodied; viscous but not hot
O: Doesn't just hit you in the face with hops but they're definitely there, more on the palate than nose. Overall quite tasty and the alcohol is hidden; recommended overall
Serving type: can
07-02-2014 20:26:25 | More by ONUMello
3.63/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz (best by 10/11/2014) into a tulip. Pours a clear straw color w/ a soft white head that leaves behind a thin film, like soap suds, on the glass.
Aroma is floral and a little bit cat pee-ish, maybe some onion too. I've heard references to this aroma before but only noticed it in a few beers. Hard to place but I'm not wild about it. There's some mango and other tropical aromas in here too.
Taste is likewise bready, floral and fruity with a similar taste as in the aroma. The high ABV is certainly well hidden though.
Mouthfeel is soft and delicate, probably what I like most about this beer. Almost feels like a Belgian on the palate, but with a sharp hop bitterness on the finish.
Overall, I'm not sure what to make of this. It's certainly a different DIPA but I don't think it's for me. Too fruity, maybe too malty.
Serving type: can
07-01-2014 02:01:43 | More by draheim
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
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