Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by ccrida:
3.18/5 rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
On draught at the Beer Stein, Hop Crisis is dark gold with an off-white head leaving scattered lace.
Smell is pretty hoppy (I'm shocked, considered this is oak 'aged'), a little earthy/woods/stemming note as well (I mean woods=forest, not oak barrel). Mostly citrus, accentuated by the sweetness of the malt.
Taste is more malt forward then the nose, with a little spice from the alcohol, which is rather noticeable, but clean. The hops are still certainly there, a nice citrus bite in fact, and again with the stemmy note as well. Really not getting much from the oak, apparently a very short aging period, explaining the fact that the hops still have some freshness.
Mouthfeel is oily, medium bodied, on the dry side but not overly so.
Drinkability is okay, it's a bit thick, not really satisfying my hop cravings, and to strong to session. I've only ever had one oaked DIPA that I really liked, but for the most part, the fail because the concept is a fail. DIPA should be brite-tank fresh. Aging it kills the hops, period.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2011 00:16:46 | More by ccrida
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4.75/5 rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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
08-02-2014 00:46:27 | More by Cheshire_Crew_Al
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.