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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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very good

1,321 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,321
Reviews: 437
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 73
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 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
Photo of Lehighace06
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
Photo of mlefebvre7
4/5  rDev +0.8%

mlefebvre7, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Kennethzelljr
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%

Kennethzelljr, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Bmarquez08
2.44/5  rDev -38.5%

Bmarquez08, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Wafflebones
1/5  rDev -74.8%

Wafflebones, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of blinky1717
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

blinky1717, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

metsfan1, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Gdirt
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Gdirt, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of threeviews
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Poured from a 12oz can (multiple cans consumed b/w 7/13/14 & 8/30/14, 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)

threeviews, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of diverite
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

diverite, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of lobos62
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

lobos62, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of dcerdman
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

dcerdman, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of MikeMilanoDesign
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

MikeMilanoDesign, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
4/5  rDev +0.8%

malfunxion, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of labattblueribbon
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

labattblueribbon, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured a light golden body with two finger head and lace ring.
Hoppy aroma that is citrusy but not too powerful with tiny bits of sweet malt.
A lot of hops in this one with a citric flavor but there is also some smooth oakiness in this beer and the hops are balanced with touches of sweet malt and possible grapefruit.
Pretty solid DIPA that was better than expected.

clayrock81, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of rickcrip76
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

rickcrip76, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Bagalaga
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Bagalaga, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of little_star
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

little_star, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Analog_kid
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Since this is the last Hop Crisis I'll be able to enjoy for a while, I thought I'd give it a proper review.

I first had this beauty at Olga's in Coudersport, PA on a steamy, August night. The first taste made me fall in love with it, and I couldn't wait to get back to State College to get a 4-pack. I did just that, but sadly, it was the last one on the shelf at my local Wegman's. At least for the foreseeable future.

Appearance: A lovely, hazy golden hue. After a smooth pour, the lacing is still present after about 10 minutes. The head wears off shortly.

Smell: Citrus, piney aroma. I just can't stop smelling it.

Taste: Just like all the others I've had, this sample of Hop Crisis is just delicious. It has plenty of hops and citrus flavor. Call me crazy, but I detect a very slight sweet flavor, like bubble gum.

Feel: Bright and crisp, but with a slight density.

Overall: I'm not sure what time of year this IPA is released, but I can't wait. This is going to be one of those beers that I'm going to buy in bulk and store in my fridge while I wait for its return. Simply enough, this beer is wonderful.

Analog_kid, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of cavmacb2s
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%

cavmacb2s, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of MykeJ
4/5  rDev +0.8%

MykeJ, Aug 23, 2014
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,321 ratings.