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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,170 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,170
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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Kromes

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber color with a thick off white head. Rings of lacing down the glass. A very pure and sweet toasted malt aroma. Smells like a aroma outside a brewery. Reminds me of brewing in my garage on a cold autumn sunday. I like it.

A very sweet toasted malt flavor with a touch of alcohol and a very tame hop flavor and bitterness from the hop. The aftertaste is good with the sweet toasted malt and a lingering hop bitterness and peppery oak flavor.

Somewhat heavy with an oily feel to it. Leaves a little bit of peppery spice and bitterness on the tongue.

One of the more unique double IPAs out there. Not overly hoppy, but rather balanced.

Serving type: can

09-20-2012 00:33:23 | More by Kromes
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felixljr

New York

5/5  rDev +25.6%

09-19-2012 23:45:43 | More by felixljr
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mark1868

New York

5/5  rDev +25.6%

09-19-2012 18:48:32 | More by mark1868
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discdueler

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-19-2012 01:05:57 | More by discdueler
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-18-2012 16:22:58 | More by beerFool28607
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-18-2012 03:36:32 | More by MarkyMOD
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First time I have seen this one in Boise ... picked up a few cans at the COOP the other night... I think I paid about $2.30... Good deal. Poured into my slim tulip... 2 finger off white head.... good lacing and retention.. the brew is a slightly hazy golden.

Nose is full of perfumy oak... fruity hops make me think grapefruit and maybe pineapple... residual maltiness rounds out the fruity hops possibly a bit too much making it smell overly sweet.

Flavor is not nearly as sweet as the aroma.... decent bitter bite up front moves quickly into a dry oakiness... hops are more from the middle to the end of the palate, same fruitiness as the nose, but with some pithy citrus thrown in.

Body is about right, so is carbonation... I would have preferred this one to be a bit drier, especially on the finish.

I never really like oak too much in my IPA's and this is no exception... Well done for what it is, just not for my palate.

4/4/4/3.5/3.5

Serving type: can

09-18-2012 03:17:57 | More by JohnGalt1
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

09-18-2012 00:08:29 | More by Chugs13
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tlazaroff

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This smells so good that I got closer, and closer, until I literally inhaled some of the foam. Big big tropical fruits here: mango, pineapple, papaya, and cherries. It smells like the most delicious fruit cocktail on top of shortcake that has ever graced my nose.

Wonderful hazy dark straw color gradient topped by a crisp white head with lacing that looks like a pictograph of ocean waves.

Solid, but not intrusive bitterness from start to finish. Hop Crisis brings it with the taste of the tropics. Pineapple, lemon, light mango, and peaches on the palate. A soft bready background holds it together. Medium, smooth carbonation and a medium-light body. The alcohol isn't just hiding in this beer, it's completely undetectable. Great job to 21A and cheers!

Serving type: can

09-18-2012 00:00:19 | More by tlazaroff
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-17-2012 22:02:53 | More by ChrisMon02
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cosmicevan

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up locally, enjoyed from a brooklyn snifter. canned 8/6/12

a - brew poured a fuzzy murky hazy orange that was mostly opaque, but some light got through. head was two plus fingers in the glass and thick and foamy. as the head fizzled away chunks of lacing were left on the sides of the glass...really coated the glass nicely.

s - very rich and thick. syrupy hops. toffee almost. butterscotch hops and candied sweetness. vanilla oak.

t - flavor very much follows the nose...butterscotch and toffee syrupy hops. rich and thick. robust hopping. the oak spirals give it that barleywine vibe.

m - full bodied and full flavored. subtle bitter tail on the finish.

o - overall a nice iipa...kind of tows the line of an american barleywine. reminiscent of something from DFH.

Serving type: can

09-17-2012 02:19:00 | More by cosmicevan
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Aschap

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-16-2012 23:07:21 | More by Aschap
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CalbeDacks

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-16-2012 23:02:08 | More by CalbeDacks
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argock

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz can into a Duvel tulip. Canned on 8-06-12 on bottom of can. 4-pack purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $10.49.

A: Slightly hazy slightly amber golden with 1-2 finger off-white head with good retention and delicate lace down the glass.

S: Soft aroma for a DIPA with mild resin and some earthy herbal notes and a finishing touch of pine. Malt aroma has some very light caramel but mostly mellow pale maltiness. A little too light for the style overall.

T: THe flavor is very enjoyable with a nice oak component throughout that rides a strong pine resin and slightly dank earthy hops note. The bitterness is moderate for the style and it drinks very smooth. The maltiness is slightly sweet with a light crystal note. The only knock on this beer is that no single component distinguishes the beer.

D: Extremely smooth for the ABV with low carbonation but a good level of dryness.

O: A nice balanced DIPA but maybe its balance works against it a little bit. The oak note adds a unique component. I just wish the hops were brighter and more forward.

Serving type: can

09-16-2012 04:11:34 | More by argock
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WesM63

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

09-16-2012 01:20:07 | More by WesM63
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FriedSlug

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +25.6%

09-15-2012 23:12:59 | More by FriedSlug
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AntLeatherface

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +25.6%

09-15-2012 19:19:14 | More by AntLeatherface
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-15-2012 04:06:42 | More by millelacsmark
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a snifter. IIPA aged on oak spirals and clocking it at 9.7% ABV... nice!

Pours cloudy orange with a single finger of sticky foam. Nice legs as I swirl the glass. Aroma is quite complex... I detect some vanilla/oak aroma, grassy hops, and munich malt-like sweetness.

First sip is... milder than expected. Firm bitter finish. Body/mouthfeel is dryer than I thought - there really isn't very much residual sweetness here. There a layer of earthy/grassy hops prior to the bitterness assaulting your palate.

Hmm... I may have gotten my hopes up a little too high when I read the description on the can. I'm not detecting a huge impact from the oak, and as a IIPA it falls a little short in the hop flavor department.

Still a good beer, but I was preparing to have my socks knocked off with this one.

Serving type: can

09-15-2012 00:31:00 | More by FickleBeast
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Eriktheipaman

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-13-2012 21:59:48 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Aleforme

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-13-2012 21:29:20 | More by Aleforme
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paultierney1

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can find this delicious ale (4-pack for $12) all over Toledo, Ohio right now (September, 2012). Excuse me while I open up another can.... Damn, it's all gone. Have to open up a bottle of Flat 12 Bierwerks Half Cycle IPA. But you don't care about that. From Indianapolis -- quite tasty. Those guys at 21 Amendment are fabulous. You people don't care about my review. It's the numbers that count! Enjoy!

Serving type: can

09-13-2012 01:49:44 | More by paultierney1
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

09-13-2012 01:49:02 | More by Beerontwowheels
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

09-13-2012 01:18:01 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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buckywarren


4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-13-2012 00:37:53 | More by buckywarren
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,170 ratings.