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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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very good

1,342 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,342
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 72
Gots: 111 | 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 timothy509
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

timothy509, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Guitars_and_beer, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +0.8%

JohnK17, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of epyon396
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

epyon396, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
4/5  rDev +0.8%

12 oz. can poured into a Burley Oak snifter (enjoy by 10/11/14)

A: Not much of a head on the swirl, but a decent one on the pour. Recedes quickly and only leaves a bit of lacing.
S: Nice down-to-earth malty hop smell, that is singular but strong and hoppy.
T: This is a damn good
M: Unbelievably smooth with just a whisper of carbonation.
O: My AL EAST O's beer, and what a good one. A great IPA for a great time.

gillagorilla, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of kevdemers
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

kevdemers, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of chadwicktorres
3/5  rDev -24.4%

chadwicktorres, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Sanchezrox23
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of TheSamKuehn
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

TheSamKuehn, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Phenwayphrank74
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Phenwayphrank74, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Jlynchlaw
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%

Jlynchlaw, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Rice_Nate_25, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Nose: rich hops with resin, pine and citrus, malt sweetness, caramel notes, alcohol
Rich gold with a slight protein haze under a pillowy persistent white 3" foam cap. Lacy with legs.
Begins with malt flavors, sweetness, white bread, slight caramel, vanilla that give way to citrusy hops that evoke lemon and orange with a slightly drying finish.
Good balance between malt, hops and alcohol.
Smooth, creamy, medium full body, very soft medium low carbonation.
Drink instead of a gin and tonic.

pat61, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of kruky
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

kruky, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

aztraz, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of DerekCarruth
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

DerekCarruth, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Nichols33, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of KateBT
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

KateBT, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of JohnofUpton
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

JohnofUpton, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

dfhhead25, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Irish57
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Irish57, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

This is definitely a DIPA, but not the best of the lot, but, what can you expect for less than $4. Which is what I picked this single up for. I have had several beers from this brewery, but I will have to admit, they are only O.K. I have had worse I have had better, I guess they have hit the sweet spot in price and quality, but the quality suffers a bit, I personally would rather have a better beer and pay a bit more.

Color: Straw yellow, clear.

Smell: Not as much hops as you would like, but its still not bad. I just prefer a more robust hop presence. This one had too much maltiness going on.

Taste: Same as in aroma.

Overall: Not a bad DIPA, but not spectacular.

humuloner22, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Cook82
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Cook82, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Lehighace06, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Paincane
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Hazy golden our with a white head and great lacing. Floral, pine aromas with a nice malt backbone that ends dry, crisp and bitter.

Paincane, Sep 03, 2014
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,342 ratings.