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Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,171 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,171
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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DiscGolfRobot

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-01-2012 19:32:11 | More by DiscGolfRobot
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mikeywtc

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-29-2012 00:46:28 | More by mikeywtc
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

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

A: Pours a faintly hazy orange color. A fairly tall, orange-tinted head pops up with medium-dense frothy texture. Retention is good, and some nice concentric rings of lace stick to the glass as the head recedes.

S: Only the faintest maltiness in the nose, with some light sugar cookie notes. Hop notes are brash and vibrant, with big citric and resinous character. A bit of tropical fruitiness and a sort of candied/perfumey vibe. Alcohol is noticeable.

T: Some pale malt and cookie-like sweetness up front. Slight caramel hint. Hop bitterness is strong and fairly blunt. Citric flavor is prominent, followed by loads of tropical (think fruit cocktail), resiny, and candied flavors. A bit of oaky/woody character, but it's relatively minor. Alcohol is quite present, adding heat and a minor bite into the finish.

M: Medium-full body. Carbonation is smooth and very supple, lending a nice mouthfeel. Hop bitterness and rather aggressive alcohol contribute to a dry and somewhat boozy finish.

D: This is a nice DIPA, but it is flawed. I like the hop profile a lot, and the malt bill allows the hops to shine through impressively. I also dig the first 2/3 of the mouthfeel, before the alcohol kicks in. It's still enjoyable, but the alcohol is a bit more apparent than I'd prefer.

Serving type: can

02-24-2012 23:24:06 | More by Clydesdale
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Beezee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-18-2012 06:19:39 | More by Beezee
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

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

Poured from the can into a snifter, the color is a striking golden orange color with a generous head with large bubbles. The aroma is a sweet hoppy scent that hints at the citrus flavors to come. Peach and a hint of fresh baked biscuits are noted. The initial taste was that of peach, grapefruit, and event a hint of grape skin. These flavors are strong and do not disappoear easily. Instead, the flavors linger to blend with warming aftertaste. The ale exhibits a smooth and moderately thick texture that allows the flavor to stay on the tongue. Even the carbonation does not chase the taste away.

The ale is aged on oak spirals, but I am only able to find a slight oakiness in the aftertaste. This is my only real disappointment with this beer. The overall product makes me wish 21st Amendment was more accessible in Indiana.

Serving type: can

02-18-2012 02:31:29 | More by JohnnyHopps
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poopsmitherson

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-16-2012 13:15:02 | More by poopsmitherson
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into dimple glass mug. Pours a golden amber color with a sticky white head leaving spattered lacing throughout. Aroma is strongly of oak-y with a touch of honey maltiness and grapes along with a fainter note of fresh bread and yeast. Oak vanilla dominates the flavor beneath a subtle alcohol sharpness. Dry finish with a little astringency and a medium bitterness. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Very hop-forward with plenty of fresh flavor overall!

Serving type: can

02-15-2012 23:18:10 | More by CuriousMonk
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-15-2012 22:02:31 | More by sharpski
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ChadT89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-13-2012 00:29:35 | More by ChadT89
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-12-2012 00:01:51 | More by Tyrawlings
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sneth019

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-10-2012 01:44:19 | More by sneth019
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ninner00

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-07-2012 17:30:16 | More by ninner00
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PintPal

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-04-2012 21:43:12 | More by PintPal
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patm1986

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-01-2012 03:22:46 | More by patm1986
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jhb138

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-25-2012 03:18:14 | More by jhb138
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AGDMainer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-20-2012 19:16:02 | More by AGDMainer
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-19-2012 17:58:55 | More by kiki3drt292
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-19-2012 05:40:02 | More by nrs207
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gkunkle

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-18-2012 19:14:34 | More by gkunkle
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -49.7%

01-17-2012 02:38:47 | More by gafferjohn
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happy5930

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-16-2012 16:35:31 | More by happy5930
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Color is a slightly hazy copper color. Nice white heading with a soapy look to it. Nice bubbly action going on here.

Very nice oak aroma does come through at first whiff but a more pineapple,and slight papaya fruitiness take over the ride. Just all around sweet and sugary.

Taste was about the same as the nose. Sweet and sugary with a touch of crisp cracker like malt backbone. Alot of pineapple and fruity notes with a slight twinge of citrus. Oak does let you know it is there. Nice balance here.

Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Not as bubbly as I'd like in the mouth, a little flat.

I remembered I had this on-tap and how flat it was. This is much better coming from the can.

Serving type: can

01-15-2012 20:15:02 | More by TheFightfan1
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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-12-2012 21:29:31 | More by ant880
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throwback

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-10-2012 05:11:27 | More by throwback
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mattyrubes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-10-2012 04:27:52 | More by mattyrubes
Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 1,171 ratings.