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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,300 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,300
Reviews: 437
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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Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

csmartin6, Aug 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

ambruns1979, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

KVNBGRY, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of luvbier
4/5  rDev +0.8%

luvbier, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of ThickNStout
4.09/5  rDev +3%
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.

ThickNStout, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev +0.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

oldp0rt, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

bryanwaltz, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

tun, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of alex_hart
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

alex_hart, Aug 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

ekalb31, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

wlynch, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Nayr
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Nayr, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of andyfrancis
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

andyfrancis, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of TheLevi4000
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

TheLevi4000, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Sammy, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Warlocks-Passage, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

mikeburd1128, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Dave_Treat, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Kochiss, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

hinemk76, Aug 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

100200300, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Teleweizen2
3.13/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

Teleweizen2, Aug 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

GWW, Aug 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

jnance34, Aug 02, 2013
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,300 ratings.