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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,162 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,162
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 69
Gots: 79 | 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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Reviews by hoplover82:
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hoplover82

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-WOW, this beer is a thing of beauty! CRYSTAL CLEAR light copper color with a solid two fingers of off white creamy head that has great retention and lacing! And not to mention the really cook art work on the can. I love it!
S-And it smells really really good, on the hoppy side as any IIPA should be with dank piney hops, with some very pleasant oak notes of wood and vanilla and I also get some light coconut notes as well. The malt bill lets the hops shine and makes you really have to look for the grain notes but there are some sweet caramel notes way in the back. Very nice and complex aroma indeed.
T-The flavor is much like the aroma along with a warming alcohol presence that lets you know this beer ain't playin' around. The oakiness comes through a lot more in the flavor. Very woody and vanilla like.
M-Big in body and creamy on the palate, you can almost chew it, it's that thick. But the bitterness from the hops keep it from being like a barleywine and is a true IIPA. And the bitterness lingers for ever on the palate.
O-Overall I really enjoyed this beer and very glad I bought it.
FREE THE HOPS!

Serving type: can

08-25-2011 01:19:11 | More by hoplover82
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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.

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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,162 ratings.