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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,143 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,143
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 69
Gots: 71 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz can (Consumed: 7/13/14, Best By Date: 10/11/14) into a Rastal Teku 2.0 stemmed glass

A- Pours a slightly hazy, golden yellow with a 1+ finger worth of a soapy white head with moderate retention. Being a fan of light-hued DIPA's, this a benchmark for the style and joins the ranks with other highly respected offerings in Enjoy By IPA and Founders Double Trouble. (5.0)

S- Being that another oak-aged IPA in Burton Baton stands to be my favorite of all time (simply due to availability), Hop Crisis does not disappoint. Vanilla and coconut from the oak is at the forefront and blends beautifully with the hoppy notes of citrus (orange, tangerine, grapefruit) and tropical fruits (pineapple and mango). (5.0)

T- Vanilla and coconut are the first to strike followed by a a quick shot of malt sweetness. However, the hops never play second fiddle and end up engulfing the palate into a dry citrus rind and piney finish. The 9.7% ABV (as labeled) goes absolutely undetectable thanks to the modest malt bill and a low percentage of residual unfermentable sugars. (5.0)

M- The labeled 94 IBU's are tamed by the silky texture imparted from the oak spirals. Despite the 9.7% ABV, the body is as light as its appearance, treading the cusp between heavy/light bodied and light/medium bodied. (5.0)

O- Simply put, this is perfection...and perfection in a can! Although I've had this before, I have been remiss in composing a proper review for Hop Crisis. Despite nearly a year passing since my last can, this is everything I remember (and perhaps even more). It possesses every quality of a world class DIPA (appearance, aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, high drinkability)...then add to that the time on oak spirals is what sets this one apart from the ranks. If it were more readily available, this would trumpet Burton Baton as my favorite DIPA (if not beers) of all time. Heady Topper...what's that?! (5.0)

Serving type: can

07-13-2014 20:53:30 | More by threeviews
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5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Two finger width head. Went down after about ten minutes. Nice golden color. Very clear.

Smell: On the nose, the malts bring a sweet aroma. Hops bring a slight floral aroma, with a hint of some sort of fruit in the apple/melon category.

Taste: At first sip, you get a little bitter, mellow wood notes. Slight booze bite on the tongue. Fruity notes linger afterwards, followed by another small slam of alcohol. Very well built. Lots of flavors going on with this beer. Not too bitter like lower ABV brews.

Mouth feel: Nicely carbonated, not to fizzy on the tongue. Medium body. Not too thick and syrupy like some high alcohol IPA’s can tend to be. Very smooth on the tongue.

Overall: Overall, I think this beer is great. For 10 bucks a four pack, I could not afford to buy this often. However, if I was ballin’ like Lil’ Wayne, I would purchase this whenever I could get my hands on it. A good brew for people who enjoy not too hoppy big beers. At 9.3% ABV, and called “Hop Crisis”, it does not contain the bitterness that lower ABV beers contain, but definitely has the notes and hints that are well balanced with a well built IPA.

Glasswear: Can poured into Snifter

Serving type: can

08-14-2011 03:28:41 | More by hippityhophead24
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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,143 ratings.