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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,172 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,172
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 69
Gots: 79 | 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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Ratings: 1,172 | Reviews: 426 | Display Reviews Only:
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-04-2013 14:20:49 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Ankur

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-04-2013 01:01:36 | More by Ankur
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-03-2013 20:34:20 | More by doremite
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-03-2013 19:49:13 | More by ncstateplaya
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2Xmd

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-03-2013 16:14:20 | More by 2Xmd
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irs

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-03-2013 01:53:21 | More by irs
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-02-2013 14:51:24 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-02-2013 14:00:38 | More by Navalartichoke
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patpbr

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a surprising light orange to golden color with a nice head.
S - A really nice nose loaded with hops. Citrus, Fruit, pine and oak.
T - Strong citrus hops jump out with orange peel. Juicy and strong fruit flavors. The malt is sweet and sugary. The oak is slightly noticed and has vanilla taste. Bitter.
M - Medium body with a crisp semi creamy feel. Carbonation is at the right level.
O - Canned on 6/7/13. It was fresh and good considering the oak barrel. Nice can graphics.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 01:21:38 | More by patpbr
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Minn_Joe

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-01-2013 23:59:22 | More by Minn_Joe
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PaulMc

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-01-2013 03:15:43 | More by PaulMc
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VonZipper

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-30-2013 23:11:23 | More by VonZipper
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Ginepiece

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-30-2013 22:36:49 | More by Ginepiece
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-30-2013 20:17:38 | More by hellhammermario
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psuscott1

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

06-30-2013 20:16:13 | More by psuscott1
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TimHitchings

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-30-2013 02:22:18 | More by TimHitchings
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jamisonspitzer

Maryland

4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer poured with a thick viscous head that settled into a fine film that leaves very heavy lacing on my glass. It has a hazy brassy color. The smell is pleasant--a little floral, mostly citrus. The taste is very bold, very hoppy. There's a lot of pine and grapefruit present. It's not overly carbonated but it does have a bite to it. Despite it's rather high ABV, there's really no hint of its alcohol--either in the smell or taste. It's a bit creamy and lingers on the tongue. This is definitely an above average IPA. I'm glad there are 3 more of them in the fridge.

Serving type: can

06-30-2013 02:06:26 | More by jamisonspitzer
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-29-2013 23:55:44 | More by Casey3236
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mrjohnston

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-29-2013 19:37:14 | More by mrjohnston
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-29-2013 00:36:20 | More by ALLISON01
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Sarmartay

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-29-2013 00:05:42 | More by Sarmartay
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HoppySailor

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Twelve ounce can poured into a New Belgium snifter.

A- Pours a hazy gold with a bright, white, fluffy head that slowly backs off to leave heavy lacing on the glass.

S- light citrus and oak. Subtle, fruity notes mixed with faint oak and bread. Sour, yet inviting.

T- heavy hop bitterness followed by soft, tart malts. The oak is there, but only enough to balance out the heavy hops. Almost palate-wrecking bitterness, but the oak and malts invite me to each next sip.

M- medium to light bodied. Soft carbonation on the tongue follows through the finish. Slightly oily with only a notion of carb burn. Probably perfect in this category for this taste profile.

O- this is a great alternative to DFA Burton Baton. The oak is subtle enough that the hops can remain center stage. The hops are tasty enough to keep the palate interested and open to new flavors with each sip. Very well done indeed. Will purchase again.

Serving type: can

06-28-2013 20:11:12 | More by HoppySailor
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countrocula

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely gets points for originality.

First thing that shocked was the straw yellow that this poured. I was really expecting a more orange orange or almost red color for some reason. The color certainly made sense later on in the tasting.

As everyone says, there is a very prominent tangerine peel aroma. That almost "candy orange"/Bubblicious/Now and Later smell. I also get some musty basement/old oatmeal coming through. Not getting any acrid piney or cedar notes here.

Taste is in line with the appearance. Slightly corny/biscuit/lemon shortbread cookie. A really oily/buttery quality is there but not an unpleasant diacetyl bomb.

Mouthfeel is slippery and highly poundable.

Overall I liked the boozerate and could probably hammer a sixer. Wouldn't hunt this down and buy myself through...

Serving type: can

06-28-2013 17:17:59 | More by countrocula
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elec

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-28-2013 04:05:18 | More by elec
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tripdout

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-28-2013 01:33:02 | More by tripdout
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,172 ratings.