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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,178 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,178
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 70
Gots: 81 | 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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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: This beer pours a little light for a DIPA, more on the yellowish side, but it still has some orange in it. The oversized head is foamy and fluffy, but it dies very quickly, leaving some scattered splotches of foam sticking to the glass.

SMELL: This is a big, aromatic beer, but not quite as big as I would have expected after reading the description on the can. Lemon zest, grapefruit and a touch of pine are the big components here.

TASTE: Oooh, that’s nice and hoppy. I’m going to work backwards in my description here, but the balance is provided by some sweet toffee and caramel in the background. It is really only noticeable because this is so drinkable yet there is so much hop bitterness, so it is the first flavor I was able to single out. Some tropical fruits also provide some further balance on the sweet side. This beer is about the hops though and the hoppiness is from that lemon zest and grapefruit of the nose, but also from a subdued and very pleasant grassiness.

MOUTHFEEL: As I mentioned above this is extremely drinkable. There is no cloying sweetness from too much malt, nor is there an overwhelming bitterness; balance in a Double IPA at its best. Creamy and smooth with a nice, dry, but easy finish.

OVERALL: This is a very well done beer. Technically, this may be one of the soundest DIPAs I have tried, ranking right up there with Pliny. It happens to not be quite as complex however.

Serving type: can

11-26-2012 07:27:29 | More by StoneTSR
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding DIPA.

Strong resemblance to Myrcenary, a favorite of mine.

Very well-balanced DIPA, nice hazy light golden color on pour, great meringue-like head, 3-4 cm, nice lacing.

Taste a perfect mix of hops, grapefruit, hint of pine and earthiness mixed with malty sweetness, but the hop finish is well pronounced and provides a solid finish without being overly bitter.

Not at all boozy - nowhere near tastes like it's 9.7%.

Overall, this has rapidly risen to my must have list. Not very "west-coast-ish" - more "east-coast-ish." Highly enjoyable and drinkable DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.