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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3.58/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12oz can into a Russian River Belgian-style stemmed glass. Clear gold color with a big fluffy white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Didn't get much lacing as I drank it down.
Honey sweetness on the nose with oak and citrus fruit notes
Beer warmed quickly (since I'm sitting in a 90 degree apartment)
Very high bitterness, and not much masking of the alcohol right away. Both linger quite a while. Tasting the oak, honey, and citrus I was getting on the nose. Not much complexity, just pretty straightforward hoppy bitterness.
Average carbonation. Makes the sides and back of my tongue want to curl in.
I like this beer. Wouldn't call it a top tear Imperial IPA, but a very enjoyable beer.
Serving type: can
07-22-2014 03:19:50 | More by CTaylorBrew
3.81/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A: poured from a 12 oz can into a nonic pint glass, golden amber colored with a short thick white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear
S: heavy on citrus and fruit hop scents, slightly sweet, grapefruit, pineapple, honey
T: very sweet up front, fades into a warming alcohol fruit sweetness, papaya, pineapple, guava, honey, very sweet finish, hop bitterness is restrained, oak wood flavor comes through after a few sips
M: heavy and sticky, alcohol present
O: Sweetest example of the style I've had to date, fruit heavy on flavors and malt sweetness
Serving type: can
07-21-2014 02:12:35 | More by M_C_Hampton
3.79/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
can into a pint glass. Enjoy by 10/11/14.
Looking very nice after a somewhat agressive pour. Clear golden yellow with a thin white head. light carbonation, with some decent lacing.
Only getting a faint wiff of hops on the nose, and a syrupy sweetness.
A wash of bitterness throughout the mouth. Alcohol burn in the back of the throat (9.7). slightly syrupy sweetness, which cleansed out the bitterness. Was getting a touch of the wood on the front of the tongue. Not unpleasant....just overall not quite what I expected. Seemed unbalanced toward the malt end.
Mouth was a little above medium, due to the syrup.
One of those more difficult beers to review in that it was quite a pleasant slow drink over about an hour, just didn't seem to be the beer advertized on the can. Age not an issue as due by date is 3 months off. Would likely try again to see if this was just an of night or can.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 04:23:34 | More by MikeWard
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
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