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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,140 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,140
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 69
Gots: 70 | 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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CTaylorBrew

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a Russian River Belgian-style stemmed glass. Clear gold color with a big fluffy white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Didn't get much lacing as I drank it down.
Honey sweetness on the nose with oak and citrus fruit notes
Beer warmed quickly (since I'm sitting in a 90 degree apartment)
Very high bitterness, and not much masking of the alcohol right away. Both linger quite a while. Tasting the oak, honey, and citrus I was getting on the nose. Not much complexity, just pretty straightforward hoppy bitterness.
Average carbonation. Makes the sides and back of my tongue want to curl in.
I like this beer. Wouldn't call it a top tear Imperial IPA, but a very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: can

07-22-2014 03:19:50 | More by CTaylorBrew
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -24.6%

07-22-2014 02:06:24 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Jammergordon

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-21-2014 21:22:55 | More by Jammergordon
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Ian_B

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-21-2014 17:22:42 | More by Ian_B
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-21-2014 10:13:08 | More by dbrelsfo
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KimenTshom

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-21-2014 03:33:50 | More by KimenTshom
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz can into a nonic pint glass, golden amber colored with a short thick white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: heavy on citrus and fruit hop scents, slightly sweet, grapefruit, pineapple, honey

T: very sweet up front, fades into a warming alcohol fruit sweetness, papaya, pineapple, guava, honey, very sweet finish, hop bitterness is restrained, oak wood flavor comes through after a few sips

M: heavy and sticky, alcohol present

O: Sweetest example of the style I've had to date, fruit heavy on flavors and malt sweetness

Serving type: can

07-21-2014 02:12:35 | More by M_C_Hampton
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-20-2014 14:36:10 | More by Howlader
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standardtoaster

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-20-2014 11:31:01 | More by standardtoaster
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

can into a pint glass. Enjoy by 10/11/14.

Looking very nice after a somewhat agressive pour. Clear golden yellow with a thin white head. light carbonation, with some decent lacing.

Only getting a faint wiff of hops on the nose, and a syrupy sweetness.

A wash of bitterness throughout the mouth. Alcohol burn in the back of the throat (9.7). slightly syrupy sweetness, which cleansed out the bitterness. Was getting a touch of the wood on the front of the tongue. Not unpleasant....just overall not quite what I expected. Seemed unbalanced toward the malt end.

Mouth was a little above medium, due to the syrup.

One of those more difficult beers to review in that it was quite a pleasant slow drink over about an hour, just didn't seem to be the beer advertized on the can. Age not an issue as due by date is 3 months off. Would likely try again to see if this was just an of night or can.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 04:23:34 | More by MikeWard
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CassCoach


4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-20-2014 03:36:03 | More by CassCoach
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-20-2014 03:16:13 | More by SuperHop18
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dankjohn

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-20-2014 01:09:51 | More by dankjohn
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jaywes754

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

07-19-2014 22:10:33 | More by jaywes754
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JDeming

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-19-2014 21:59:41 | More by JDeming
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Cjvailbn


4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-19-2014 21:20:59 | More by Cjvailbn
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-19-2014 15:18:33 | More by StlHopHead77
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mev126

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-19-2014 05:02:32 | More by mev126
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-19-2014 05:00:28 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-18-2014 16:25:19 | More by jbriggs7
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-18-2014 06:00:31 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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jgreenward

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-18-2014 01:30:55 | More by jgreenward
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Justinbshelton

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-17-2014 16:40:21 | More by Justinbshelton
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HopsForBrains

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

07-16-2014 22:55:05 | More by HopsForBrains
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a light clear golden color similar to a pale ale or lager.

I could smell the aroma just from the pour.
Citrus,mostly tropical fruit, some vanilla and very different than other double IPAs.

The mouth feel is relatively smooth for an American double, it's not very carbonated, although I did see carbonation bubbles from the bottom of the glass.

The taste is excellent, a distinctive tropical, fruit and very different than other West Coast double IPAs.

The finish is hoppy but not overwhelming like a Stone brewery finish.

Overall, very different double IPA. The fruit is different in this double IPA, smoother drinking and worthwhile checking out.

Serving type: can

07-16-2014 00:34:30 | More by brureview
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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,140 ratings.