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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,283 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,283
Reviews: 435
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 71
Gots: 103 | 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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3.52/5  rDev -11.3%

Jlynchlaw, Yesterday at 12:50 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Rice_Nate_25, Friday at 04:04 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Nose: rich hops with resin, pine and citrus, malt sweetness, caramel notes, alcohol
Rich gold with a slight protein haze under a pillowy persistent white 3" foam cap. Lacy with legs.
Begins with malt flavors, sweetness, white bread, slight caramel, vanilla that give way to citrusy hops that evoke lemon and orange with a slightly drying finish.
Good balance between malt, hops and alcohol.
Smooth, creamy, medium full body, very soft medium low carbonation.
Drink instead of a gin and tonic.

pat61, Thursday at 01:11 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

kruky, Wednesday at 12:58 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

aztraz, Tuesday at 11:05 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

DerekCarruth, Tuesday at 03:30 AM
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Nichols33, Tuesday at 01:43 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

KateBT, Monday at 11:57 PM
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

JohnofUpton, Monday at 08:11 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

dfhhead25, Monday at 07:55 PM
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Irish57, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

This is definitely a DIPA, but not the best of the lot, but, what can you expect for less than $4. Which is what I picked this single up for. I have had several beers from this brewery, but I will have to admit, they are only O.K. I have had worse I have had better, I guess they have hit the sweet spot in price and quality, but the quality suffers a bit, I personally would rather have a better beer and pay a bit more.

Color: Straw yellow, clear.

Smell: Not as much hops as you would like, but its still not bad. I just prefer a more robust hop presence. This one had too much maltiness going on.

Taste: Same as in aroma.

Overall: Not a bad DIPA, but not spectacular.

humuloner22, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Cook82, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Lehighace06, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Hazy golden our with a white head and great lacing. Floral, pine aromas with a nice malt backbone that ends dry, crisp and bitter.

Paincane, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

mlefebvre7, Sep 03, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +3.8%

Kennethzelljr, Sep 02, 2014
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2.44/5  rDev -38.5%

Bmarquez08, Sep 02, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.8%

Wafflebones, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

blinky1717, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

metsfan1, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Gdirt, Aug 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Poured from a 12oz can (multiple cans consumed b/w 7/13/14 & 8/30/14, 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)

threeviews, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,283 ratings.