Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by Pahn:
3.7/5 rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz can into Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Free pour yields a one and a half inch, fluffy white head that dissipates slowly, leaving a few rings of lacing. Pours a crystal clear gold, and leaves lots of arches and spots of lacing. Very nice.
Smell: Burst of hops when I open the can. In the glass it smells like pine, apricot, some pineapple / tropical fruit, with cracker-like malt underneath. Hint of vanilla oak, possibly placebo.
Good smell. The hops are a bit "messy" and blur together eventually, but the booze and different malt aromas really invigorate the smell. Solid 4.0 here.
Taste: Lots of citrus and fruity hops up front, then a very prominent malt backbone threatens to take over entirely. Sugary and slightly biscuity. Creamy impression, augmented by mild oaky highlights (the advertised oak is a very minor player in the taste).
Not half bad. the advertised 94 IBU sounds about right; assertive bitterness does a good job keeping all that malt in check. My only complaint is that, while there's some nice pine, orange, tropical fruit hop flavors, the hops are pretty subdued and indistinct on the whole. I would like to taste them more. I don't mind that it's so malty, but I wish the hop aspect had a cleaner flavor. Still, solid DIPA.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Juicy and smooth, somewhat creamy. Good carbonation. Personally, I would like a dryer finish.
Overall: Good beer. Not amazing, but not half bad. A bit underattenuated for me, but I'm beginning to realize that almost all DIPAs are "underattenuated for me."
Would like more oak and more distinct hops, and it's just a bit too sweet for me even despite the high bitterness, but this beer is enjoyable enough. Don't think I'd pick up another 4pack, but I can see grabbing it on tap once in awhile, if I ever see it.
Serving type: can
11-16-2011 05:17:12 | More by Pahn
More User Reviews:
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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