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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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1,266 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,266
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 70
Gots: 100 | 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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Ratings: 1,266 | Reviews: 432 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tlazaroff:
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4.55/5  rDev +14.6%

This smells so good that I got closer, and closer, until I literally inhaled some of the foam. Big big tropical fruits here: mango, pineapple, papaya, and cherries. It smells like the most delicious fruit cocktail on top of shortcake that has ever graced my nose.

Wonderful hazy dark straw color gradient topped by a crisp white head with lacing that looks like a pictograph of ocean waves.

Solid, but not intrusive bitterness from start to finish. Hop Crisis brings it with the taste of the tropics. Pineapple, lemon, light mango, and peaches on the palate. A soft bready background holds it together. Medium, smooth carbonation and a medium-light body. The alcohol isn't just hiding in this beer, it's completely undetectable. Great job to 21A and cheers!

09-18-2012 00:00:19 | More by tlazaroff
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

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
Photo of GameOfBeers


3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

08-18-2014 18:06:52 | More by GameOfBeers
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

09-07-2013 21:05:44 | More by woodchipper
Photo of steelerguy

New York

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
Photo of EastBay_Nick


4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

07-13-2013 22:13:32 | More by EastBay_Nick
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Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-15-2013 17:18:52 | More by dobmaster
Photo of NWer


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
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-11-2014 05:53:24 | More by DaftPatrick
Photo of andyfrancis


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
Photo of csmartin6

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-12-2013 00:38:44 | More by csmartin6
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-08-2013 00:49:39 | More by Lazaro
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-03-2012 01:45:45 | More by nstroup
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-12-2012 05:18:31 | More by TimoP
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-09-2013 19:12:20 | More by iemailjack
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-16-2013 21:06:48 | More by megamass
Photo of Jason


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
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New York

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
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-04-2012 16:36:23 | More by mctizzz
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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
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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
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-22-2013 22:26:44 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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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
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-20-2014 01:09:51 | More by dankjohn
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-25-2012 19:06:26 | More by standardcherry
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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
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