Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by mjl21:
4.75/5 rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the brewpub. Poured into a 2010 SF Strong Beer Month Belgian tulip glass. Comes in at 10.8% and 85 IBUs.
A-Pours a clear lighter amber color. It has a one finger off white head that dissolves to a decent sized ring. Does not leave a lot of lace.
S-It has a great hoppy nose. There is lots of dank on the surface and a large amount of citrus as well. There is some caramel malt which imparts a little sweetness, but in no way prevents the hops from dominating.
T-The taste mirrors the nose. Lots of dank and resiny pine flavor immediately coat the tongue. Orange citrus flavor is also upfront. It has a sweet malt backbone that briefly halts the bitterness of the hops. The pine and citrus flavors return at the end. The booze is very contained, especially compared to the 2009 version.
M-Thick, resiny, and sticky.
D-A great big IPA. It falls into the dangerously drinkable category.
I always enjoy this each February. This is by far the best batch that I have tried. Would love to see this return on a regular basis.
Serving type: on-tap
02-23-2010 22:56:13 | More by mjl21
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3.94/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Slightly wrinkled can poured into pint glass:
A (3.5): Beers pours a transparent deep wheat color, that clouds with sediment addition. An eighth inch of head forms and hugs the glass. Fine bubbles seem to be trapped along the surface, as if in amber or rendered sugars and fats.
S (3.25) : Lemon, pineapple, Dole, sucrose.
T (4.25) : Huge bitter blast in contrast to the nose. Searching for oak spirals like a prize in a cereal box. Citrus flavor(orange this time), a sweet flash and a lingering bitter make for an excellent finish.... alcohol mixed with a small amount of oak is noticeable in the long finish
M (4) : Super smooth light in body, alcohol flavor is well contained, not overly sweet or sticky, the citrus experience is like that of the spritzing of an orange as it's peel is forced backward.
O (4) : Overall seems to be a category defined by personal stubbornness, of which I am king.
Serving type: can
02-06-2014 01:00:11 | More by Legend_of_Troybrau
4.46/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Beautiful hazyish orange with a short, slightly tan head.
S: Pineapple, orange and oak in a great nose.
T: Pineapple, pnie, mango, oak and malt, deliciously dry.
M: Medium bodied and smooth.
O: Well worth a try. This is my favorite 21st amendment beer. They're an excellent brewery.
Serving type: can
01-18-2014 18:33:46 | More by BierJager89
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into a dogfish head IPA glass.
A: Cloudy lemon yellow color. A massive fine-bubbled white head retains extremely well. Clumpy and sticky lacing clings everywhere.
S: Pithy lemon with sugar, tangerine, pineapple, and pulpy tropical fruit juice. Malt body has a big honeyed aroma. Sweet bud. Faint wafts of oak.
T: Tropical fruit juice. Pineapple in a big way. Tangerine. Sweet bud and 'green' planty flavors. Hefty sweet honeyed malt base underneath. Oak rides in with a drying effect and brings woody vanilla flavors. Oak carries into the drying finish along with some oily hop spice.
M: Full medium body. Rounded and cloud-like in the mouth. Low carbonation. Moderate astringency from both hops and oak. Very nice texture.
O: My expectations were rather low here, as I'm always dubious of oak-aged IPAs. This one grew on me though. Without the oak I think it would just be much too sweet. The texture really boosts the drinkability factor, and there's no way you would ever guess that this was 9.7% abv.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2014 03:27:10 | More by ryan1788a5
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
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