Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by cjoc83:
4.23/5 rDev +6.5%
Pours a slightly hazy straw/amber color into a tulip glass, with a billowy 2 finger head that recedes to a layer after a few minutes. Excellent lacing.
Fruity and floral hops mix with some sweet, bready malt in the nose, with an undertone of oak.
Big, juicy hops come out on the front end, segueing nicely into some floral hops mixed with the sweet malt. There is some subtle oak character that brings out sweet vanilla with it. Good bitterness in the finish, along with some alcohol warmth. The flavors mesh well. Not overpowering with the hops, and the sweetness is at just the right level.
On the fuller side of medium-bodied, but smooth as hell. Pretty easy drinking for the high abv.
Definitely a fan of this. A nice blend of citrus/floral hops and malt sweetness with some added flavor points for the oak and vanilla. As far as oak-aged DIPA's go, I still like DFH's Burton Baton a little better, but I'll definitely be picking up another 4-pack of this sometime.
09-30-2012 23:38:19 | More by cjoc83
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3.9/5 rDev -1.8%
Poured into a nonic a lighter golden with a well formed half finger white head that left a full ring of lace behind as it settled into a soapy-like mass.Aromas were pretty light with some toasted oak and mild resiny hops,as it warmed some sweet alcohol notes came through as well.The flavors don't really wow you but there is a nice resiny hop profile with some drunken fruit,the mild oak flavors seem to keep everything together pretty well hence a good taste score.I like this beer, it's not overly sweet and alcoholic like way to many of the style and the oak is not over done.
09-28-2012 18:38:57 | More by oberon
4.1/5 rDev +3.3%
A - Extremely clear copper color, nice head, but fades to just a covering quickly, although leaves nice lacing.
S - Surprising amount of sweet hop smell along with a lot of citrusy hops and a touch of pine.
T - A hop blash similar to what was detected in the aroma, lots of citrus with a bit of pine. The malt sweetness definitely is there are is able to stand up to the hop presence. Delicious bitter finish counted by sweet malt and a touch of kilned malt balances it out well, especially with a little alcohol kick at the end.
M - Smooth, moderate body, but attenuated well for such a big beer. There are definitely some sugar left in there though to help balance the huge hop and alcohol.
D - Big, powerful, but balanced. Almost to the point of not standing out, but it makes for an extremely drinkable IIPA.
12-20-2010 00:57:22 | More by steelerguy
4/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured into my 21st Amendment tulip, what else?
Decent appearance, slightly cloudy, nice foamy head dissipates slowly leaving good lace.
Good enough IIPA with hops up front but somewhat subdued. Doesn't live up to its name. Expected more.
Not bad, just not great. I'm a big fan of 21st Amendment - especially during SF Beer Week - and wanted more from this beer.
10-26-2011 01:49:12 | More by NWer
4.06/5 rDev +2.3%
First off, like most of 21A's cans, the design is cool as shit, maybe their coolest. Pretty eggshell head sitting on a pale golden body that looks light and inviting for an Imperial IPA.
As I cracked the can and transferred the contents into a large tumbler, a blossom of grapefruit juice hit my nose without me even trying to smell it. Some pine and sweeter notes as I bring it closer.
The taste lives up to the hoppy aroma, but the malt and alcohol make themselves known as well.
It's an Imperial no doubt, lighter on the palate than most. Bitter waxy finish.
Not my favorite of their cans but I'll always get at least 1 pack when they come around.
08-06-2013 03:25:02 | More by andyfrancis
3.85/5 rDev -3%
12oz can with no freshness date.
Clear weathered golden color. Off-white bubbly head sticks to the glass like a champ. Soft resin, floral and slightly fruity hops with substantial edge of citric ... alcohol is clean and so is the malt, a pleasing aroma. Smooth and creamy fullish body. Hop bitterness is there, slow moving but it eventually tries to take over the palate. Alcohol is certainly there with a warmth that starts up on the first sip. Big herbal push unfolds into more of a tobacco and citric juice and rind flavor. Oak? Yeah there is a slight pull from the oak which adds a complexity within. Maltiness struggles to make its mark but does come through with some nutty toasted graininess. Finishes bitter with some residual malt underneath.
A good run at the style, not many canned craft beers of this strength in the market so Hop Cirsis has that going for it. Hopheads have another option when cans are the only choice.
06-16-2011 00:52:44 | More by Jason
4.1/5 rDev +3.3%
Growler fill from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. Pours clear lighter amber, fluffy off white head, thicker collar and leaves way better then average sheeting and lacing all the way to the top of the glass.
Pungent citric and pine infused nose. Fresh sniffer.
Bold and flavorful DIPA, with waves of citric hops with tropical fruit notes also floating around. Also picking up some mint in this bright and densly flavorful brew.
Prolly the best 21st Amendment offering I've had to date.
11-24-2010 01:45:38 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev +0.8%
Had on tap at Union Ale House Weymouth
Appearance: no head, clear, golden-brown
Smell: pine and citrus hops as well as a bit of bread.
Taste: bread, big pine hops, some citrus hops, and honey
Mouthfeel: sweet start- bitter dry middle--slightly bitter finish, light body, low carbonation
Drinkability: I like this a lot. The alcohol is well masked. The hops are present but not overly bitter or stinging. A really good IIPA.
12-03-2010 15:29:56 | More by tigg924
3.75/5 rDev -5.5%
This is the closest beer I've ever had to a carbonated orange or tangerine 'drink'. A little overly sweet. Hazy. Has a slight spicy,medicinal, phenolic 'bite' that comes up in the aftertaste - something I associate with Belgian or infected beers, but can also come from the oak Very subtle, though. The oaking comes through more in the aroma than the taste.
Focus is definitely on a massive mound of late hops, with a pretty restrained bitterness. I think the orange-y, fruity flavors make this beer come off as sweeter than it is. Decent, and definitely a unique one to try at least once. Could grow on you, but at $3 per can and limiged release it probably won't have a chance to.
11-27-2012 00:41:31 | More by JupiterJesus
4.05/5 rDev +2%
Serving glass: Poured from can into Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Clear golden amber with thin stark white head. Slight lacing.
Smell: Spicy, citrusy and piney.
Taste: Lots of toasted malts with a hint of oak. Hops are more spicy and piney than citrusy, although some grapefruit adds complexity. Ends with a light spicy bitterness.
Feel: Body is fairly light for a DIPA, which is good, but still fairly full bodied compared to other styles. Moderate carbonation with a dry, slightly boozy, finish.
Overall: Nice malt heavy DIPA, while still having a dry finish, which is a great accomplishment. The oak is minimal but adds a nice touch.
06-17-2011 23:11:50 | More by bsp77
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
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