Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by MetalHopHead6:
4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
21st Amendment Hop Crisis poured light amber with a short-lived one-and-a-half finger head. It left a strong wall of lace on the glass.
The smell was sweet, like vanilla or honey, with a metallic finish. The flavor was fantastic, with hints of caramel, vanilla, honey, and the slightest hint of wood. It was a bit sweet for an Imperial IPA, but it tasted great, with many layers of flavor. For this style, the feel is where it falters--it was very smooth, with almost no disernable bitterness and nothing staying behind.
I had two cans of Hop Crisis before this review. The first one was from the can, poolside, and I was extremely impressed. The vanilla and oak flavors really came through and I found myself thinking this is the best canned beer ever. The second one, I poured into a tulip-shaped glass to more easily perceive the apearance and smell. To my surprise, I preferred it from the can. The oak and vanilla really came through and the smooth feel wasn't as prominent. Overall, I loved this beer--loved the flavor and loved the high ABV on a hot day. It just didn't have the aggressive feel of a great IIPA.
Serving type: can
07-03-2011 21:35:24 | More by MetalHopHead6
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
89 out of 100 based on 1,169 ratings.