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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,150 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,150
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 69
Gots: 74 | 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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Reviews by DefenCorps:
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.2/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I absolutely loved the early version of this beer which was closer to 11% IIRC, and am curious to see how the reformulated recipe is. 9.7% ABV, 94 IBUs.

A clear orange copper with a dense, off-white head, rather creamy, the retention and lacing are pretty good! The nose, however, isn't what I remember it being. Moderately caramel-like with a strong oak presence, there's vanilla, a woody tannin character along with the hops. There's citrus and pine character to the hops, quite aromatic and very enjoyable. As it warms up, the oak character grows, eating into the hop and malt backbone.

The palate is a little messy here. It shows promise but a nice balance between flavor and bittering hops, with pine resin and citrus pith to go with a moderate juicy, fruity character. However, that's when the oak and alcohol come in. Hot, with some vanillin, there's some caramel and candy sweetness that makes this seem all the messier. Medium-light in body with moderate carbonation, this beer finish with a tannic bite, a tame bitterness and all too much booze. Solid stuff, but ultimately, a beer I'm not in a hurry to revisit.

Serving type: can

07-15-2011 00:55:21 | More by DefenCorps
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Poured from a 12oz can into a Russian River Belgian-style stemmed glass. Clear gold color with a big fluffy white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Didn't get much lacing as I drank it down.
Honey sweetness on the nose with oak and citrus fruit notes
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can into a pint glass. Enjoy by 10/11/14.

Looking very nice after a somewhat agressive pour. Clear golden yellow with a thin white head. light carbonation, with some decent lacing.

Only getting a faint wiff of hops on the nose, and a syrupy sweetness.

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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,150 ratings.