Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by sloejams:
4.05/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Tasted during 21A's Stong Beer Month, on the chalkboard listed at their 500th Brew made on the premises.
It was served in a tulip glass with the finger head of well laced head. You could see there was a thickness in this ale, almost like looking at a scotch. I had just had a 12 course dinner down in Los Gatos, paired with wine. This would be our nightcap, a formidable one at that.
The aroma was hops and hops and hops. I could place my fingers on which - but there were several varietals and TONS of them. Citrus and floral hop greatness overwhelmed my senses. It was tasty - oh I love thee hops.
The one downside is that the high ABV really kicked my ass. I guess all of the wine in my belly and on my brain contributed. Sadly, I think this was my one chance to try it.
Serving type: on-tap
04-08-2008 18:17:11 | More by sloejams
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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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