Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by deapokid:
3.28/5 rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Enjoyed on 8/28. Reviewed from notes.
Golden yellow color liquid with a noticeably low amount of carbonation. The head is thin, as is the lacing. Visually, this is a bit flat.
Hmm... The hop aroma is rather interesting. Initially, the scent is sweet and fruity, but it gradually becomes saltier, dare I say garlicy. I don't dislike the smell, but I can't really tell what they're trying to convey with this battle of polar opposites.
The taste is sweet, like a Jolly Rancher, with a light touch of warm buttered toast and a hint of tart pineapple. There's also a certain muskiness that tastes a bit like raw onion and hickory smoke. Don't fret, this isn't GUBNA territory.
Mouthwise, the smoothness in the conclusion is probably best attributed to the oak barreling, which adds that nice, woody flavor. Savory notes in the flavor weaken as the beer warms.
Admittedly, I expected more from this oak-barreled DIPA and I think that weird juxtaposition between sweet and savory is the issue.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2011 23:58:27 | More by deapokid
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I lived 10 years a block from this brewer, a good friend is an investor, and I love their work. But, as solid as this is, it's not as good as the DIPA from my home town.
All the same: A must try and a great place to visit.
a - Pours a clear apricot amber with 2 fingers of fluffy white head, lots carbonation, and lots of lacing.
s - Smell is too subtle! What's here is of hops pine and citrus hops, tropical fruit, malts, and a bit of alcohol.
t - Taste follows smell. Hops forward! It's puckering as it zings your palate with pine and citrus hops, resiny, sweet malts, and tropical fruits. Long, heavy, peppery, zingy finish.
m - Clean finish. Nice feel! Medium bodied DIPA w low carbonation. Much bitterness, long finish, and pretty easy to drink. A bit too strong though for me.
o - Great mouth feel. SOMA San Francisco must enjoy this great, and growing, home town brewer.
Serving type: can
07-26-2014 22:42:48 | More by Act25
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
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