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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,364 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,364
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 77
Gots: 113 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: sloejams on 04-08-2008

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3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have a cold Hop Crisis by my side as I write this. Poured from the can into a bulged pint glass.

A: Pours a nice clear gold with minimal chill haze. The head is a nice finger and a half. It laces decently, leaving behind some cobweb like designs on the glass.

S: Smells like my homebrew DIPA. Definitely smells of West Coast dry hops. Cascade. Centennial. Nice grapefruit, papaya, and orange. A decent malt backing as well.

T: Solid malt backing meets West Coast hops. Juicy citrus, grapefruit, papaya fruit basket. For such a big beer, there is not much heat to go along with it, which is nice.

Overall, a solid DIPA. Would recommend and drink again.

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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a pale golden color topped with a crop of tight white head that likes to stick around. The Belgian lacing clings nicely to the side of the glass all the way to the end.
Smell: All hops here as the nostrils get smacked with the aroma of grassy and pine notes.
Taste: The beer is warming to the proper temp and I like the amount of hops that I taste but with the name of Imperial IPA is would like perhaps just a little more flavor.
Mouthfeel: I love the feel of this beer it is one that the resin sticks on the tongue and keeps reminding you of the sip you just took.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can brought back from visit to Boston in August. Freshness date on can bottom is June 6th, so 6 mo. old & well past peak. Poured into Duvel tulip glass.

A: Crystal clear gold/amber; very little effervescence; off-white 1-1/4" foam that drops slowly and leaves fairly consistent thin layer of lacing.

S: Mostly caramel malt, with some fruit and vanilla; apparent alcohol.

T: Vanilla caramel, moderate bitterness, woody aftertaste.

M: Very creamy and smooth; low carbonation, medium/full body; substantial alcohol warming.

O: Malt and alcohol dominate at this point of this brew's timeline, so the balance has tipped away from the six different hops with the resulting 94 IBUs. A very good D.I.P.A., somewhat reminiscent of Tyranena Hop Whore, but with more alcohol and added oaky flavor.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Crisp/clear light amber body with about a finger and a half of head that settles quickly. Lots of small bubbles that are rising from the bottom of the glass up to the head. Decent lacing that tracks your sips down the side of the glass.

Smell - Bright, floral nose with hints of grapefruit and other citrus notes. Hardly any of the 9.7% ABV coming through the nose. Smells sweet with little of a hop character, but has some sweet mango in the nose.

Taste - Lots of similarities between the smell and flavor. Definite citrus sweetness to start off with but it subtly and slowly subsides into a more hop flavor, without ever being very bitter. The high ABV is still masked quite well in the flavor.

Mouthfeel - fairly highly carbonated with a slightly thicker consistency than most IPA's that I've had. It kind of works well with the sweetness of this IPA.

Overall - Nice clean IIPA that is a little different than most of the others in the genre that I have tasted. This beer appropriately hides the high ABV without overloading the beer with bittering hops. It is a good beer, but probably not something that I will be extremely eager to try again.

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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,364 ratings.