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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,353 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,353
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 75
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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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of mpedara429
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a can with a light hazy amber color. Just over one finger of white head. Some spotty lacing

S: Pine, booze, apricot, biscuit and sweet orange. A lot going on here and it took a few whiffs to pick it all up.

T: Pine, orange, woody/earthy flavors, and some lemon zest on the way down. A hint of oak. This is all backed by a big malt backbone to balance out a good helping of bitter hops.

M: Medium to heavy mouthfeel that is chewy and oily. Carbonation is mid range.

O: A solid DIPA. I like that there is some oak in there to mix it up and make it a bit different. It gives it some nice body without being overbearing.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. Can at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Canned on 8/06/12 (roughly 5 1/2 months old, so not the freshest)

Pours out a nice hazy deep golden orange color, a nice looking, retentive white head that slowly fades. Leaves some really nice sticky lacing. Cloudy appearance.

Bright citrus peel, lemon and grapefruit. Pithy citrus fruit and not much else, some light candied malt in the back. The hops definatly smell a bit faded.

The taste is only slightly better than the aroma suggested. Grapefruit citrus, a bit pithy, some faded tasting light woody hops with a hint of lemon. very light caramel malt tries to balance. Finishes with a dry resinous bitterness.

Medium bodied and no alcohol detectable. Comes off much lighter than it actually is.

Overall, a less than stellar DIPA. Perhaps this would be better much fresher, but there's just not enough here for a real hop head to get off on.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

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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.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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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.

Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,353 ratings.