Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
4.05/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12-ounce can into a Thomas Hooker pint glass.
A: Poured a hazy, orange-tinged amber color with a two-finger thick head of off-white foam that left a slight ring of clingy, soapy carbonation.
S: Lots of muted, citrus hop resins, a whiff of alcohol and some bourbon-soaked wood chips go along with a tobacco-leaf, earthy malt aroma.
T: Sweet, juicy malts hit up front with a bit of earthy, roasted grains that throw hints of tobacco and raisin before becoming quite bitter. The bitterness ranges from mild and earthy to astringent and citrusy-herbal. The oak-aged essence imparts a hint of vanilla and mature spices before subsiding with a smooth, boozy finish.
M: Full-bodied IPA with a smooth, vanilla-oak characteristic. A lot of heat from higher ABV and hop resins.
O: A very tasty and diverse DIPA resting at a lofty 9.7% ABV, the oak manages to sneak enough character in while making sure not to step on the toes of malts and hops alike. A very nice sipper that drinks a little too well for a beer just south of 10%. I'd get again, for sure.
Serving type: can
04-18-2012 01:23:34 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.94/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Slightly wrinkled can poured into pint glass:
A (3.5): Beers pours a transparent deep wheat color, that clouds with sediment addition. An eighth inch of head forms and hugs the glass. Fine bubbles seem to be trapped along the surface, as if in amber or rendered sugars and fats.
S (3.25) : Lemon, pineapple, Dole, sucrose.
T (4.25) : Huge bitter blast in contrast to the nose. Searching for oak spirals like a prize in a cereal box. Citrus flavor(orange this time), a sweet flash and a lingering bitter make for an excellent finish.... alcohol mixed with a small amount of oak is noticeable in the long finish
M (4) : Super smooth light in body, alcohol flavor is well contained, not overly sweet or sticky, the citrus experience is like that of the spritzing of an orange as it's peel is forced backward.
O (4) : Overall seems to be a category defined by personal stubbornness, of which I am king.
Serving type: can
02-06-2014 01:00:11 | More by Legend_of_Troybrau
4.46/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Beautiful hazyish orange with a short, slightly tan head.
S: Pineapple, orange and oak in a great nose.
T: Pineapple, pnie, mango, oak and malt, deliciously dry.
M: Medium bodied and smooth.
O: Well worth a try. This is my favorite 21st amendment beer. They're an excellent brewery.
Serving type: can
01-18-2014 18:33:46 | More by BierJager89
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into a dogfish head IPA glass.
A: Cloudy lemon yellow color. A massive fine-bubbled white head retains extremely well. Clumpy and sticky lacing clings everywhere.
S: Pithy lemon with sugar, tangerine, pineapple, and pulpy tropical fruit juice. Malt body has a big honeyed aroma. Sweet bud. Faint wafts of oak.
T: Tropical fruit juice. Pineapple in a big way. Tangerine. Sweet bud and 'green' planty flavors. Hefty sweet honeyed malt base underneath. Oak rides in with a drying effect and brings woody vanilla flavors. Oak carries into the drying finish along with some oily hop spice.
M: Full medium body. Rounded and cloud-like in the mouth. Low carbonation. Moderate astringency from both hops and oak. Very nice texture.
O: My expectations were rather low here, as I'm always dubious of oak-aged IPAs. This one grew on me though. Without the oak I think it would just be much too sweet. The texture really boosts the drinkability factor, and there's no way you would ever guess that this was 9.7% abv.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2014 03:27:10 | More by ryan1788a5
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
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