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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,289 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,289
Reviews: 436
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

BeerShoup, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

pualie84, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

leedorham, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

GreenEggsHam1, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of IPAdams
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

Appearance- pours a bright golden orange with half inch head that lingers and leaves lots of lacing.

Smell- not very strong, citrus and a bit of old oak.

Taste- very good. Strong citrus and grapefruit then as it warms it starts to display the malts with some vanilla and wood notes. Sweet, hoppy with just a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel- fairly thick and creamy for an IPA, good carbonation.

Overall- really good beer, the oak accents the hops well. Very drinkable, dangerous as this is 9% Abv.

IPAdams, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of DrewLikesBeer
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

DrewLikesBeer, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Ilovebeer1549
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Ilovebeer1549, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%

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.

barczar, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -49.6%

heytomcat, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Jeffrey2310, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Fusion7777, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Jslay013, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

JoshuaWagy, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Spaz7, Aug 20, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

Rekrule, Aug 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

timjim1327, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

TreyIsWilson, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

crownrl28, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Buckeye982, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of thedoubler55
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

A: A nice golden yellow color that is transparent, a nice white head at the top that leaves some nice lacing around the glass the whole way through.

S: Lots of citrus and tropical fruit on this one with nice fresh hops and slight hints of roasty malts that subside the bite on the bitterness.

T: A biscuity taste up front that leaves behind the bitterness of the hops and some nice smokeyness on the tail end.

M: Medium bodied and a good amount of carbonation on this one.

O: This is a nice refreshing DIPA, from 21st amendment, very well balanced and leaves a good taste in the mouth when done.

thedoubler55, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

JReites, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

davet100, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

ShanePB, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Moyman
3.35/5  rDev -15.6%

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.

Moyman, Aug 13, 2013
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,289 ratings.