Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery
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1.63/5 rDev -58.9%
Canned on Aug 6th 2012. More than 2 months old, which I didn't know because the bottle on date wasn't visible on the outside package. Only way to know is by opening the box. Thought it was a local brew (SF) but turns out it was canned in MN. Makes sense/sarcasm.
A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a 2.5 finger head. Looks inviting enough.
S: Has a very unique smell. Picking up a floral scent along with a tad bit of citrus and malt. Not a huge fan of the smell, getting rank cardboard or something. VEry off putting.
T: Hops have faded, my own fault for picking up a 4 pack that's 2 months old. Would really like to try this fresh, but with their current packaging it will be hard to tell. This was fresh out of a shipping box as well, which I thought meant it would bre fresher as the store had just got it. Its a hop faded malty IPA with floral notes. Some chalky elements as well which is something I've never picked up in a beer before.
Edit: overly sweet and malty mess. Bleh just terrible, couldn't finish.
M: Avg medium bodied, medium carbonation, and malty taste.
O: Meh, wouldn't shell out the $10 for a 4 pack again. Plenty of better options out there, but overall if this were fresher I could see it being pretty good. Wish there was a way considering its a "Local" brewery to get this fresh.
Editing my rankings after finishing the 4 pack and bringing the last one to a beer club I'm in. Down right terrible. Perhaps I got a bad batch but 3 of them were a drain pour for me and no one in beer club liked it. Ranked it as the worst beer brought to the club thus far.
10-15-2012 20:06:29 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
2.23/5 rDev -43.8%
Thanks to MADhombrewer for hooking me up with a can of this.
A: Crystal clear golden yellow, a finger of white head receding to nothing, no lacing. 3/5
S: Big sweet malt with a big tropical hop presence. Notes of peaches and mangoes are most prevalent. 4/5
T: Youch, that's a little astringent. In fact, it's really astringent. Green onions and big sweet malts are noticeable. More bittering than flavoring hops don't really work. 1.5/5
M: Heavy body with a sticky finish that just doesn't do it for me. 2/5
O: As far as DIPA's go, this is toward the bottom of my list. I'm not a fan, and won't be returning to this. 2/5
06-20-2011 09:20:27 | More by hopsbreath
2.5/5 rDev -37%
A- Orangey glow to this one with a wsip of head. Actually, a lot less head than I'd associate with a DIPA, and it was somewhat of an aggressive pour. Beer has a nice color to it though. Tiny head does decent job at lacing.
S- Lots of orange rind and grapefruit juice. Very aromatic- inviting.
T- Zippy, minty, weird. Lots of fruit with the hops but it's got a lot of sugar behind it. Weird leafy greens. Can't get past the mint/basil combo. Really detracts from the delicious fruit component.
M- Solventy, astringent, weird chlorophyll element that really throws things off kilter for me. High carbonation despite low head. Booze is noticable in the finish.
O- Finished one can, did not want to open any more. Has a twinge to the flavors that I just don't like. I won't be buying any more of this.
06-27-2011 11:48:22 | More by ShogoKawada
2.53/5 rDev -36.3%
From a can. Not a favorite of mine.
Looks awesome actually. Great lacing and nice clear copper color.
Smell is medicinal with some citrus and wood.
Taste is much the same as the smell. Hopefully I just got a bad can or it might not be fresh. Idk.
Mouthfeel is fine for a DIPA.
Not my favorite beer overall. Not a fan. Oh well.
08-10-2011 00:13:10 | More by bootlegger1929
2.7/5 rDev -32%
Pours a somewhat hazy pale yellow with a thick, creamy white head sitting one inch above the beer. Great lacing. Aroma is a little biting with the oak and it's backed up by piney, syrupy hop aroma. The malt is definitely no second fiddle, though, and comes across with a strong cereal and unbaked bread aroma. It reminds me of a very mealy dough. Some sharp lemon citrus comes across with a big whiff. The malt is very prominent as expected. Under-cooked biscuits and wheat bread accompany a woody, somewhat grainy flavor and feel. The bitterness comes slowly and gently, but stays prominently. Hops and wood linger and blunt the senses somewhat. The feel is balanced with a dry finish.
The oak is definitely too prominent and distracting. Let's make it more about the hops and malt with a bit of oak to make it different. Not a fan.
10-26-2012 04:55:28 | More by Philousa
2.73/5 rDev -31.2%
A - Pours a medium gold color with a thick, creamy, foamy layer of head sits, stays, and doesn't subside!
S - WEAK nose for a 9+% beer. Very light malt, mildly earthy, and smells pretty much like flavored water to me. (sorry to say)
T - Sweet crackery caramel malt up front, miniml hop character, maybe a little lemon rind, grapefruit, and oranges (and I'm really digging for that description).
M - Smooth and creamy but feels totally DEAD on the tongue.
O - I'd love to give this beer another opportunity with a fresher batch because I can detect it's potential.
11-20-2011 07:19:48 | More by jzeilinger
2.93/5 rDev -26.2%
This beer pours a clear orange-gold color. The head is one of bubbly foam that recedes quickly into chunky lacing. The aroma is of tangerine, grapefruit, flowers, and a very faint hint of pine. This is a very bright aroma. The taste isn't nearly as bright, as the aroma. I can detect all the same things in the taste that I did in the aroma, but it is all muted by a dulling wood taste that permeates the whole of the sip. There is also an unpleasant alcohol presence in the finish. This is one bad tasting DIPA. It doesn't taste off, just bad. The mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, I really like the smell of this beer, but I really dislike the taste. I can't see myself drinking this again.
06-25-2011 02:46:30 | More by KarlHungus
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,249 ratings.