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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,058 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1058
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%


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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Legend_of_Troybrau

Rhode Island

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly wrinkled can poured into pint glass:

A (3.5): Beers pours a transparent deep wheat color, that clouds with sediment addition. An eighth inch of head forms and hugs the glass. Fine bubbles seem to be trapped along the surface, as if in amber or rendered sugars and fats.

S (3.25) : Lemon, pineapple, Dole, sucrose.

T (4.25) : Huge bitter blast in contrast to the nose. Searching for oak spirals like a prize in a cereal box. Citrus flavor(orange this time), a sweet flash and a lingering bitter make for an excellent finish.... alcohol mixed with a small amount of oak is noticeable in the long finish

M (4) : Super smooth light in body, alcohol flavor is well contained, not overly sweet or sticky, the citrus experience is like that of the spritzing of an orange as it's peel is forced backward.

O (4) : Overall seems to be a category defined by personal stubbornness, of which I am king.

CRISIS AVERTED!

Also: Insta-buzz!

Serving type: can

02-06-2014 01:00:11 | More by Legend_of_Troybrau
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BierJager89

California

4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful hazyish orange with a short, slightly tan head.

S: Pineapple, orange and oak in a great nose.

T: Pineapple, pnie, mango, oak and malt, deliciously dry.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: Well worth a try. This is my favorite 21st amendment beer. They're an excellent brewery.

Serving type: can

01-18-2014 18:33:46 | More by BierJager89
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alexk307

Maryland

4.9/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Normal IPA color, yellow/goldenish with a white head.

S: Really unique smells going on here. Lemon cake, vanilla, lemon peels, citrus, lemonade.

T: Tastes exactly like a slice of lemon poppyseed cake...if it was baked with a ton of hops. Really getting a sour citrus flavor which is balanced really well with strong hops.

M: Carbonated and light

O: Pleasantly surprised; one of the better IPAs I've had in a while. 21st Amendment is turning into my favorite brewery.

Serving type: can

12-02-2013 03:48:36 | More by alexk307
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

"During the hop crisis, some brewers were forced to skimp on hops, depriving the people of their right to hoppy, aromatic beer." Hop Crisis? Is brewed in the style of an American Imperial India Pale Ale aged on oak spirals. This is one of 21st Amendment's imperial releases, being released in the summer. Available in 4 packs of 12 oz. cans and in limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. can to a tulip glass. Served north of 51º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy eggshell white head over a very hazy amber yellow body. Fine specked sediment aids in convoluting the appearance. Retention is excellent, lacing is light and draped. Carbonation is moderate and brisk. I am intrigued by the general yellowness and lack of clarity that this beer has, as both happen make this beer visually unique. 4.25

(Smell) Biscuity malts, fruity hop and yeast character, mild herbaceous notes, moderate drying oak aroma is certainly perceivable. Hop flavor is focused on a few simple hop aroma notes, there is nothing crazy or notably complex about the hop aroma in this beer. Bitterness is moderate. The yeast generates a great deal of aromatic density to make a beer that hints Belgian influences with some vinous, mildly acidic fruits, light peppery spices and floral undertones. Potency is medium. 3.75

(Taste) The flavor has even less hop draw than the aroma suggested, a thin floral breath with a touch of dry resin. The focus, it seems is drawn from a moderate dose of oak and malt impact, both which come together for an impactful dryness and a strong sweet, oaky character that does more for the texture and finish than anything else. Hop bitterness remains notable, although a lack of hop character in general questions whether this beer has been appropriately categorized amongst Imperial IPA contenders. Regardless of style, I was underwhelmed in some areas and hoped for something a bit more rounded. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Slick texture, mild pale chewiness, peppery, mildly oily and resinous texture. Carbonation adds a edgy crispness to keep the beer from venturing off too close to Belgian styles. Body is a medium+ for the style, medium/high overall. Alcohol presence is medium+, a bit too many esters called out against a mild malt and hop profile and sits all too cozily amongst an oak profile. Balance is bitter over sweet, yeasty over clean. A muddy, confused mouthfeel. 3.25

(Overall) Really unimpressed with the flavors and textures of this beer. As estimated by the can design, hop presence was very low in this beer, instead drawing some bitter character from oak spirals and combined with a very potent and dominant yeast profile that generates bold peppery spice, mild fruity esters and a parching dryness. I really find it difficult to classify this as an Imperial India Pale Ale as I didn't get much that plays to the style at all, despite how widely the flavors can vary. I probably won't get this again in light of other tried and true Imperial IPA recipes on the market. Proceed with caution. 3.5

21st Amendment Brewery's
Hop Crisis? Imperial IPA
3.45/5.00

Serving type: can

11-30-2013 02:38:39 | More by Jadjunk
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dwren89

Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: golden orange with white 1 inch head and very cloudy

Aroma: citrus and pine, biscuit pale malt aroma, not a ton of aroma though

Taste: definite alcohol bite but an interesting pineapple taste that is very different from other citrusy beers. Biscuit notes provide backbone. A very fresh and clean taste that has a little oaky green-ness to it.

Mouthfeel: biting, full bodied, medium-high carbonation, bracing

Overall; other than the cloudy appearance and low aroma notes, this is a great DIPA. Interesting pineapple notes play off an oaky green-fresh flavor. Biscuit malt notes provide the backbone.

Serving type: can

10-20-2013 23:21:26 | More by dwren89
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Pencible

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a cloudy light gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like lemon and unripe apricot, with a little sweet honey and biscuit.
T: It tasted like citrus hops and lemon zest, with some sweet honey and biscuit malt. It had a bittersweet aftertaste with some alcohol.
M: It was watery with a little carbonation. Light body.
D: This was a nice double IPA. I didn't pick up much oak character, although maybe that was the biscuit I noticed. The scent and taste were good, but the body was weak and the finish was fairly harsh. So it want super easy to drink, but it certainly wasn't a bad beer either.

Serving type: can

10-20-2013 02:14:39 | More by Pencible
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bizweasel

Washington

4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am always on the lookout for a distinctive beer that you can take on a hike, suck right out of the can, and once you reach the bottom of that can, you can lean back and think to yourself: "Life is good." For me, this is that beer.

The oak spirals process gives it that oaked flavor without the caramelness of some of the other barrel aged beers out there. That and the high IBU hoppage in combination give this beer a truly unique flavor.

You don't see it when sucking it out of the can (as it is meant to be enjoyed) but this beer has a really nice color to it, a nut brown.

High ABV sneaks up on you because there is so much else going on with the flavor of this beer.

Along with Oakshire IPA and Fremont Abominable, one of my troika of Best Beers That Come In A Can.

Serving type: can

10-11-2013 23:45:16 | More by bizweasel
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

- Ale aged on oak spirals. 94 ibus. 9.7%.

A: Pale lemon-straw pour from the can appears a tarnished brass color in the vessel with a healthy dose of effervesce. The head is 2 inches of diary cream foam, showing a length rate of retention. Lacing is a full sticky band, with a generous rate of coverage.

S: Aroma had a bit of pear-apple fruitiness, hint of fresh wet tropical nature but briefly. Touch of warm apple pie filling, sweet, spicy, golden hops, with some orange juice lemon hints. Everything is fresh and wet, a nice break from traditional offerings.

T: Sweet flavor, alcohol laced fruit, apple-pear, bready, with a alcohol warmth. Sweet spiciness of apple filling, cinnamon, warm lemon-pine, baked cookies. Lemony viscose hop oils and warming alcohol finish.

M: Slippery syrupy mouthful with a lemony alcohol warmth and moderate degree of carbonation.

O: The alcohol is a bit prevalent here, tastes more like a belgian golden, sweet, spicy, fresh, refreshing fruitiness rather the usual dry west coast citrus. Warming glow of alcohol. different.

Serving type: can

10-03-2013 23:24:09 | More by beerthulhu
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JayQue

Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A strong DIPA, not necessarily with enough flavor to back up the high abv. Pours a hazy dark gold color with a big (with a hard pour) slightly off-white head. Abundant lacing and good head retention.

Smell is amazingly weak for a beer of this strength. A little grassy hops bitterness and a whiff of the oak. That's it!!!

Taste is fairly subdued...like a powerful English IPA. There is a good deal of bitterness and a biscuity malt presence. Good balance, but not what I was expecting in a big beer.

Mouthfeel is crisp, rich and bitter. There is some alcohol harshness, but it is not that bad.

Overall, this is an ok DIPA but there are so many that are better.

Serving type: can

10-03-2013 00:03:20 | More by JayQue
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: Light sweet pear-like aroma up front. Swirling the glass lends to flower and orange blossom accents. Slightly woody background aroma. Fermentation character is clean.

Appearance: Murky amber pour with a thick batter-like off white cap.

Flavor: Juicy citrus hops up front. Powdery resin-like hop flavors. Very pithy and orange/lemon zest-like. Candy orange sweetness is quickly beaten down by the pithy bitterness. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium-high carbonation. Slight warmth on the back of the palate. Slight hop derived astringency.

Overall impression: Dangerously drinkable. Glad the oak is muted and almost non-existent. Nicely done!

Serving type: can

09-22-2013 19:07:14 | More by mattcrill
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Jas45678

Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip

Pours a lightly hazy straw orange color with a one finger white head that fades fairly quickly, good lacing. Smell is very resinous with a little pine and citrus, don't really get any oak. Taste is a little sweet with pine and a little bit of orange. A touch of oak, but not overpowering. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Overall a very interesting DIPA, definitely worth trying.

Serving type: can

09-18-2013 23:39:21 | More by Jas45678
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a hazy complexion and a dark golden straw color. A short white head sits on top. Pretty dense and leaves some nice lacing.
Aroma is hoppy of course with a bouquet of pineapples, peaches and apricots.
I dont smell any oak.

The taste is real bitter, an oaky dry bitterness from tannins. Hardly any hop flavor mainly bitter. Sweet caramel malts but take a back seat on this one.
Another thing is that it has a big alchol bite, too big.
A desent DIPA but way way....way too much alcohol in the taste. It takes away from the flavor.

Serving type: can

08-31-2013 13:22:05 | More by micromaniac129
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barczar

Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy medium golden with a frothy cream head that dissipates slowly.

Resin, muted citrus, dank hops, fresh cut grass, and a fairly sweet, bready malt character form the initial aroma. Smells like fresh dough and a resiny bowl met a grapefruit.

Flavor is disappointingly sweet. There's decent hop bitterness and resin at the finish, but the sweetness is cloying. Notes of grass and citrus are somewhat overwhelmed by the malt. The oak blends well into the flavor profile, so much so that I don't know if I'd know it were there if I weren't told.

Body is fairly full, with moderate carbonation, and moderate alcohol warmth.

If the malt were dialed down a bit or attenuation were better, this would be a great beer. It's only 2 months old, so age isn't to blame.

Serving type: can

08-23-2013 19:29:30 | More by barczar
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden yellow with a one-finger white head.

S - Not much going on here. Some hops and faint tropical fruit.

T - Sweet with strong citrus right upfront. Hops bring a nice bitterness in the finish. The oak an vanilla only appear when the beer warms.

M - Thick and creamy with a medium carbonation.

O - Nice DIPA. Extremely drinkable at 9.7%, which makes it dangerous.

Serving type: can

08-18-2013 02:22:46 | More by TreyIsWilson
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Moyman

New York

3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured it from a can into. Tulip glass.

Smells and looks great, light lacing from the head that dissipated rather quickly.

Unfortunately the flavor profile doesn't really do it justice. It tasted a little boozy and too strong to properly enjoy. I prefer the Brew Free or Die IPA instead.

Serving type: can

08-13-2013 04:28:31 | More by Moyman
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can from Arbor Place Bottle Shop (Douglasville, GA). 9.99/ 4 pack. Canned 6/7/13. Served in a Terrapin goblet.

Pours clear, pale gold with two fingers of thick white foamy head which lingers and leaves large sheets of lace.

Aromas of piney and floral hops backed by an oaky sweetness.

Bitter robust hops lead. Flavors of orange peel, pine, sweet bready malts, oak, floral notes, peppery spice and a little alcohol. A favorable balance of hoppy and sweet.

Oily medium body with subtle yet present carbonation. Coats the tongue for a prolonged hoppy, oaky finish.

My favorite from 21st Amendment and one of my favorite IPAs in a can. I've always enjoyed the balancing sweetness provided by the oak. When it's in season I'll pretty much always have some in the fridge. Definately worth a try if you've never had it.

Serving type: can

08-10-2013 22:36:32 | More by ThickNStout
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andyfrancis

California

4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

08-06-2013 03:25:02 | More by andyfrancis
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A - pours a pale marigold. Slight bit of chill haze but it clears up fairly well as it warms. Thick mouse- like snow white foam. Leaves lots of spotty lacing as it recedes.

S - aroma is muted. What i can tease out is notes of orange pulp, fresh grain, hay, and resin.

T - sweet and grainy. Bright, bitter orange peel. Resin/hemp oil. Lemon pith. Noticable alcohol heat. Peppery. Medicinal cherry.

M - super crisp. Light side of medium bodied with a creamy full carbonation.

O - big ipa. Decent enough but not something i'd ever crave or actively seek out. Just did not fall in line for me.

Serving type: can

08-02-2013 03:25:21 | More by Teleweizen2
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a snifter. The brew appears a perfectly clear golden orange color with 3 fingers worth of pillowy off-white foam that is slow to fade.

The aromatics are that of grapefruit and neutral citrus zest to herbal rind elements with a hint of catty quality. It is quite dank and overall displays a weedy feel with trace alcohol inclusion also felt in the nose.

The taste includes a bit more caramel malt than you might think based off the aromatics blended with a soft vanilla aspect. Plenty of citrus to fruity hops with a mild floral accent. There is a lot of hop flavoring present with mild bitterness being well tamed by the residual sweetness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is quite a drinkable brew with the alcohol being well surpressed. The combination of oak and high hopping rates can sometimes lead to a brew that is disjointed. I think the oak is subtle enough in this that it doesnt distract from the brew and overall it works. I would drink this again. However, I would enjoy it even more if it was a bit more on the dryer side instead if heavy and sweet.

Serving type: can

07-29-2013 17:25:38 | More by stakem
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SerialHiker

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep golden color…hazy center, I see a few bubbles along the edge…head is just off white and thins rather quickly…it’s almost non-existent after a minute in the glass…(2.5/5)

Smell: Tons of hops bitterness, this thing is emanating IBUs…it’s a blend of piney resin, earthy, woodsy, citrus hops bitterness…I do pick up a pale malt and some yeast when I fight past all that hops bitterness…light wheat notes…all those hops are watering my mouth! (3.75/5)

Taste: Bam! Tons of hops bitterness hits my tongue…pine resin, citrus (orange, pineapple), woodsy, earthy – all the colors of the rainbow…and in large quantities…I have to say, there is a pale maltiness that is noticeable but definitely loses an uphill battle…first phase is hops, second phase is rich luscious hops, third phase is more hops bitterness and a touch of malt…oak flavor isn't overly strong, but does bring a smoothness and a refined taste that really works well here...fantastic! (4.25/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body…tons of carbonation fluffs up bringing a sharp, rich bitterness bite that completely tingles my tongue…this is a true palate wrecker…rich, smooth, luscious…it finishes with tons and tons of piney/woodsy bitterness that lingers well into the following morning…(4.5/5)

Overall: This is one of my favorite brews out right now…the bitterness, while being a runaway train, is mixed fantastically and delivers superb flavor…the higher ABV makes this a beer worth curling up to while watching your favorite show on Hulu or playing the game of global domination...definitely one of the better double IPAs I’ve had, this is a must try for hop heads and beer aficianados…YUM! (4/5)

Serving type: can

07-26-2013 00:11:05 | More by SerialHiker
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a one finger off-white shade. Retention is pretty decent, and it also has a nice texture, as well. A good amount of lacing is left on the glass.

S: Not as hoppy as I wanted it to be. I do get some solid grapefruit tendencies, but this seems to be more about the sweet malts and faint alcohol presence. I even pick up a hint of oak. Quite nice for a malty DIPA, at least.

T: Okay, this is very grapefruit forward, actually. The sweetness I feared from the aroma meshes well with the citrusy hop tones on the back end; hell, I'd even call it juicy. Finishing bitterness is slight, and keeps within the general vibe of the flavor profile. There is a small oak presence, as well - granted, it's subtle at best, but I'm glad it only adds a bit of vanilla to the finish rather than clash with the grapefruit flavors. My only real complaint is that over time, the sweetness is a tad much. Otherwise a super-solid DIPA.

M: Very smooth in its texture, though a little heavy. It's dry enough on the back end to help give it decent (though not spectacular) drinkability - the only reason it's not even better is because it's a bit too sweet. Fits the flavor profile quite well, though.

O: This is a really solid DIPA that honest-to-Jebus reminds me of drinking straight-up grapefruit juice at times. If the sweetness was a little lower, with all other aspects kept the same, this would be among the best in the style. Still quite good, and still worthy of purchase.

Serving type: can

07-22-2013 21:18:38 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip, canned on 6/7/13

A- pours crystal clear bright golden color, as clear as apple juice. Huge foamy and pillowy white head that retains long after the pour, leaving patches of lace all around e glass as it settles. Long head retention

S- bright citrusy hops with notes of grapefruit and orange zest, sweet doughy and yeasty malt, can't really pick up any of the oak

T- citrus hop flavors follows the aroma with more of a grapefruit emphasis, bright and fresh. Some grassy notes transition into a sweet and bready malt with just a trace if oak flavor to compliment a sweet finish

M- medium-heavy body, yet creamy and not viscous. Smooth mouthfeel ends with a silky finish with lively carbonation. Alcohol makes a small appearance on the finish

O- my favorite beer from 21st thus far, well balanced and easy to drink for the ABV. Would have liked a little more oak presence though.

Serving type: can

07-21-2013 23:02:44 | More by Treyliff
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bright gold to almost sunny yellow this IPA served a bright white head that had good consistency and heavy lacing.

Just a month old and with a name like Hop Crisis I would expect to at least smell some hops but instead smell strong malt and oak.

I'm confused as again the taste follows the nose with a hefty malt flavor and a back of alcohol tinge. Maybe the date is an expiration and I got this late by a month but there's no hop flavor at all. Major disappointment!

According to what I've read the date at the bottom of the can is a canned on date so this is just a month old.

Serving type: can

07-20-2013 23:42:44 | More by KYGunner
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BeerNutz324

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can into a pint glass

Ap- pours a dark yellow with a white head about 1/2 inch that has really good retention

Ar- the usual suspects here...piney hops, citrus, grapefruit, grass, some oak, sweet biscuit malt

T- hmm, the first thing I notice is the alcohol, at 9.7% its not hidden that well (not a bad thing just an observation) the rest kinda follows the nose. I get grassy, earthy, piney characteristics first and then the blend right in to the biscuit malt. I can ever so slightly taste the oak exerted from the spirals. This is a well balanced beer.

M- medium bodied, sticky, decent carbonation for the style

O- a really good beer, just not great. It is very well balanced though, with all the other offerings I would probably not buy this again though unless it was on sale.

Serving type: can

07-20-2013 02:14:13 | More by BeerNutz324
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into sam adams custom glass, color is copper and gold on the edges, head is 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to rings and froth, very dense; color is transparent.

Smell is subdued at first when chilled, a good blend of lighter malt flavors and hop bitterness, mostly pine with some fruitiness, pretty resiny. malt scents are clean, maybe some biscuit or toast.

Taste is not overly sweet, very solid bitterness and enough malt presence to compensate. Hop flavors are very resinous, piney; malt flavors are clean, pale malt and hints of toast. no oakiness noted, but the lighter sweetness could be a result.

Mouthfeel is very well done for a dipa, not cloying or over bitter.

Overall, a very, very good dipa, nice and dry, not too sweet. I don't pick up the oak barrel taste, but i think it mellows the sweetness. another tasty brew from 21st amendment

Serving type: can

07-17-2013 22:28:41 | More by mvanaskie13
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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,058 ratings.