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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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very good

1,292 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,292
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 71
Gots: 104 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Davihaw, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

MCDub, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 8/6/12.

Served cold into a goblet, Hop Crisis is a copper color with considerable haze. The head is thick and sticky leaving lace as it settles.

Aroma is sweet and hoppy with some nice oak aging elements.

Flavor is more balanced than I was expecting from an imperial IPA. Good sweetness upfront leads to oaky vanilla character. It finishes citrusy, hoppy and bitter with a nice dry alcohol burn but without being hot.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall a very well done oaked IPA. One of the best of this style.

GilGarp, Jan 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

bbrown12, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

bluckbeyes, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of marct
3/5  rDev -24.4%

marct, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

nickhiller, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Axnjxn, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Durge
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy grapefruit-amber color with a decent white head that settles to a modest layer and leaves a respectable cascading lace. The aroma is a loveable blend of nutty malt and piney hops. Simply delectable! The flavor comes on with a similar theme though a bit thinner than what the aroma suggested. There's some citrus blended with the pine hops and slightly yeasty oat grain with crisp hay-grass. It's solidly medium bodied with a polite spritz of carbonation and a clean, fluid feel. This a great, high quality entry to the DIPA world...in a can no less. Big kudos to 21st Amendment!

Durge, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Orange, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

gjohn3707, Dec 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

jco3rd, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

nootch23, Dec 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Lukass, Dec 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

King_KongDCO93, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

maxk, Dec 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

JMBSH, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Pigpen, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of phiberoptik
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden hue with just a touch of copper to it. Mildly cloudy with a splotchy, frothy head.

Maybe its because I just finished a glass of Stone Enjoy by 12.21.12, but the hop character in this doesnt match its name. Tropical fruit, trangerine, lemongrass, slightly buttery, pronounced cereal malt aroma.

Orange, tangerine, slight grapefruit pith, and cereal grains. A pleasant bitter finish with a noticeable, yet enjoyable alcohol taste.

Slightly thin, with smooth carbonation

In all fairness I need to try this on another occasion on a clean palate. A good, drinkable, big beer, with a nice meld of flavors. Verdict: I suggest a try of your own.

phiberoptik, Dec 12, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a Russian River pint glass.

21st Amendment Hop Crisis

The beer pours a light copper color, very golden with hues of peach, orange and light amber, very hazy with a few bubbles rising to the top. A nice frothy white head, almost two fingers high rises out of the glass and has great retention and leaves behind a great amount of webbed lacing. The aroma is of sweet oak, piney bitter hops with mild citrus with a lot of soft cereal grains at the finish, definitely malt forward as expected. The flavor is nice, chewy oak, very sweet with a touch of clementine and blood orange, strong cereal malt with some bristly pine on the tongue, it's somewhat simple and not very exciting, the bitterness is surprisingly tame for 94 IBUs but there is a pretty heavy dose of alcohol as it goes down. The body is good, big and almost creamy, very smooth with a bitter alcohol laden finish.

Verdict: It's a decent offering from 21st Amendment but I've only encountered a few oak aged IPAs that have really held their ground with the more hop forward fresh IPAs coming out around the country and this is certainly not one of them.

kevanb, Dec 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

alpenglocken, Dec 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

mttdls, Dec 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

rheimbro, Dec 09, 2012
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,292 ratings.