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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,143 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,143
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 69
Gots: 71 | 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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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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tscanlon51

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-16-2014 00:31:53 | More by tscanlon51
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DeadWalkerAir

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-15-2014 22:21:48 | More by DeadWalkerAir
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-15-2014 15:45:37 | More by NJBeer265
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RangnaR

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-14-2014 17:08:13 | More by RangnaR
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GreenMind

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-14-2014 15:49:47 | More by GreenMind
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-14-2014 12:06:27 | More by DrStiffington
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Ohiovania

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-13-2014 22:49:57 | More by Ohiovania
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threeviews

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz can (Consumed: 7/13/14, 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)

Serving type: can

07-13-2014 20:53:30 | More by threeviews
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Jonnymet21

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-13-2014 17:26:13 | More by Jonnymet21
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-13-2014 04:28:03 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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510a

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-12-2014 22:46:24 | More by 510a
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-12-2014 14:28:13 | More by JohnnyMc
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-12-2014 00:17:37 | More by jwps214
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-11-2014 14:33:21 | More by Jmbbabson
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-10-2014 03:24:25 | More by vrbulldog22
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-09-2014 13:34:21 | More by whatname
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f_raud

California

3/5  rDev -24.6%

07-08-2014 03:58:44 | More by f_raud
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

5/5  rDev +25.6%

07-07-2014 18:10:50 | More by MikeDAdams
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ahalset

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-06-2014 02:42:01 | More by ahalset
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ncelauro

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-05-2014 15:44:43 | More by ncelauro
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mdube0378

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-05-2014 00:48:44 | More by mdube0378
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-04-2014 15:48:01 | More by GClarkage
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,143 ratings.