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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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very good

1,345 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,345
Reviews: 439
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 mchen
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

mchen, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Tschnab
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Tschnab, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of 440kk
4/5  rDev +0.8%

440kk, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4/5  rDev +0.8%

ironchefmiyagi13, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of colts9016
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint at 47 degrees.

Appearance: A monster three finger head with great retention. The color of the head is white with some serious lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is medium yellow with some light orange hues. The clarity of the beer is cloudy, probably due to the yeast. Some carbonation bubble exist on the side of the glass. overall a great looking beer.

Nose: A bright hop aroma with major citrus overtones. The hops aroma is grapefruit, pine, oranges, lemon, and floral esters. The malt is lightly toasted with biscuit, grain and grass. Phenolic overtone dominates in the background.

Taste: A medium strong hop flavor, not near as strong as the nose. The hops flavor is grapefruit, pine, oranges, floral, and lemon. The malt is light toasted with biscuit, and toast. The background of the beer is phenolic, yeasty, grassy, and grains.

The mouth feel of the beer is carbonated, astringent, and dry.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium and the finish is semi full. I was expecting a more aggressive West coast style hops, but it was in-between a west and east coast hops. I really good beer overall.

colts9016, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Thanks to johnyb for this can!

You can't spell "crisis" without the goddess Isis. Think about it. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, light lime zest, and a light touch of mild biscuit. The taste holds notes of light pine sap, lemon rind, and sweet caramel. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a nice DIPA, one that doesn't go crazily overboard with the hops and hides the alcohol decidedly well.

TMoney2591, Jan 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

sevenshubby, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

dc4three, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

aorloski, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of FEUO
4/5  rDev +0.8%

FEUO, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of GennyCreamAle
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

GennyCreamAle, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of CanisMajor
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

CanisMajor, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Hopmodium, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

DelicateDelirium, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Gonzoillini, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy honey blonde with rimming, steady bone white foam that leaves lacey trailers.
Grapefruit peel, lemon curd, tropical flowers and a bit of dank on the nose.
Honey on fresh baguette and some toffee sauce with lots of tangerine, some lemon Fruit Pastilles, and pine needles.
Slightest hint of vanilla on the finish and Seville orange rind linger.
Salty, light to medium, creamy, some burn.

Columbus, Centennial and Cascade; dry hopping with Simcoe, Ahtanum, Amarillo, and Cascade.

There's a lot of promises here not being kept: Simcoe, 94 IBUs, oak... There's a surprisingly amount of sugar, which both blunt the hops and adds to the body which, with hints of wood, buries the hops that should be in a DIPA. Brings neither Ruination pure chalkiness nor big Lagunitas citrus. Nice, and handy in cans, but not what I need in a crisis.

StJamesGate, Jan 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

fredmugs, Jan 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

hollywood_15063, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Conceptuallogic
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Conceptuallogic, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

DrunkinYogi, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

TrickkyGangsta, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was poured from the can at Coals in Port Chester, NY into a couple of Blue Point pint glasses. It appeared a pale goldenrod yellow coloring, holding a two finger head of foamy white bubbles. This showed great retention, leaving sticky, patterned lacing down the glasses. A definite haze shone through, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared minimal. The aroma gave pale and caramel malts against sweeter citric and herbal hops, toffee sugars, and warm lactics. With warmth, earthy and muddy mineral added bite and depth, while faint oak added a light astringency. Our first impression was that the hop freshness was excellent, with much more hearty oakiness in the flavoring than in the nose. The sip opened with fresh pale bitterness, yeast, and a wheaty wash. This bittered the initial flavoring, making room for cutting caramel malt depth, and toffee sweetness. The peak came with grapefruity hop bite, wheaty sourness, phenolic plastics, fusel alcohols, and an additional cutting flash of white sugar sweetness. Lemon flesh and pale malts mixed with lemon peel bitterness, and bittered earthy and herbal hops for the finish. The aftertaste breathed with fresh citric wash, peppery booze, medicinal phenols, minerals, and lemon zest. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. There was nice froth, slurp, sip, cream, and finishing pop to each sip, with a decently crisp coating, and mild astringency. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the creaminess of feel, and the solid flavoring. There was excellent slurp and cream to the lip, making for a refreshing and inviting beverage. The flavoring saw through fresh greenness to the hops, again, keeping the sip refreshing, and you coming back for more. We do, however, wish that the oak spirals were more prominent throughout the entire sip, as they get easily lost if the beer isn’t being held in your mouth for assessment.

TheBrewo, Jan 10, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Points for the concept and reference. Is brewing the new farming? grow/ buy / support local? Yep. It is. Get in now before the market saturates and no one cool wants to drink beer / live in brooklyn anymore. But in all seriousness, a hop famine, as the potato famine, is not a laughing matter

IDontBelieveYou, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

iemailjack, Jan 09, 2013
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,345 ratings.