Blah Blah Blah IPA
21st Amendment Brewery

Blah Blah Blah IPABlah Blah Blah IPA
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21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,036
Ranked #13,050
3.96 | pDev: 8.33%
Jan 06, 2023
Oct 06, 2014
Very Good
Blah Blah Blah IPABlah Blah Blah IPA
Notes: Blah Blah Blah IPA is a maltier, amber-colored take on a traditional IPA. We incorporate some interesting malts including Baird Caramel 80, a darker, sweet crystal malt. Belgian biscuit malt give it a toasty flavor; and German dark Munich malt for body and color. We also hopped this ale a bit differently than we normally do with most of the hops being added at different times very late in the boil for a full hop "jammy" flavor and brighter aroma. We then dry-hopped it very aggressively using five different hops including a new experimental varietal to pack the flavors and aromas of pine, citrus, grapefruit and jam. Blah Blah Blah, just try it!
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Rated by ivanbrew

2.45/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25
Was a amazing beer before but now days can’t definitely Undrinkable! Don’t know what happend but still like 21 amendment beers just not this one
Jan 06, 2023
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Deep gold pour with a moderate pure white head. Nice citrusy aroma. This is an aggressively hopped beer. Five hop varieties for flavor, 3 in the dry-hop, and Chinook added later for bittering. The hops used should create a New England-West Coast flavor hybrid, but West Coast is far more prominent. Pine and grapefruit dominate a high-IBU attack. This DIPA is in your face, perhaps a little too much so.
May 09, 2022
Rated: 4 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Apr 28, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by ScottyB515 from Ohio

Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.09/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Part of a variety 12-pack $19.99 Don Quijote
301 days old. Don't buy their variety packs because they fill it with old beer and no date on the box.
Amber-orange color
Smell reminds me of orange creamsicle
Tastes bitter, oranges, unbalanced alcohol aftertaste
Overall doesn't taste well made. Could be due to age, but the alcohol is too pronounced and there isn't any flavors that would make you think it is a good IPA.
Mar 18, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can into a pint glass.
L: Pours medium hazed apricot gold w/a slightly rocky 1" eggshell white head, good carbonation, good head retention, decent banding, sheeting & lacing.
S: Caramelized malts, citrus, honey, pineapple pith, light yeast, bread dough, melon.
T: Topped w/hops, rich fruity lightly tangy citrus, melon & melon rind, ripe orange, light grapefruit, pine in the finish. Moderately sweet overall.
F: Firm, crisp, juicy & wet full-flavored medium bodied mouth feel w/a medium length finish and a light linger.
O: A very durable & tasty classic American West Coast Double IPA displaying fresh fruit juices with well balanced sweetness & bitterness. It is excellent in it's style.
Mar 12, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Winzlow from Florida

Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of grapefruit, orange, pineapple and toasted caramel. It tasted of tropical fruit, resinous piney bitterness and toasted caramel.
Oct 12, 2021
Rated: 3.95 by Rhetion from Florida

Jul 09, 2021
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is transparent straw gold, head is big on this pour over 2 inches, great lacing on the glass sides, head lingers leaves a solid 1 finger top for a while.

Smell is straight solid AIPA of yore with a sweet piney note with light grapefruit, some maltiness with a light honey note.

Taste is similar with mix of pine, grapefruit pith, honey, lighter caramel malt, moderately sweet but enough bitterness to back it.

Mouthfeel is low carbonation, moderate sweetness, low/moderate bitterness. Slightly lighter bitterness than the typical classic DIPA.

Overall a really nice DIPA with slightly sweet, lower bitterness but a classic hop aroma/flavor.
Jul 02, 2021
Rated: 3.72 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jun 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Gr8tefuldawg from Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I love the can art in this one, it’s just funny and sums up the beer community IPA wants. This is a fruity citrusy on the nose beer, the beer is Golden amber and not milk shake or hazy, this is a good middle of the road IPA, it harkens back to the days when IPA were new and exciting and somewhat plain but really enjoyable and not over done.
Jun 12, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Indeciferable canning info.

L---Lightly hazy, dark golden color. Frothy off-white head had very good retention and left gorgeous lacing.

S---Grapefruit, sweet malts, pine. Really nice, but a bit lighter than I'd prefer.

T---Grapefruit, pine, vague citrus. Malty backbone.

F---Medium/full body. Well carbonated. Slightly tart feel.

O---A really nice one. I'll get this again if I see it.
May 31, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Translucent deep gold appearance with a large dense white head and good lacing. Citrus is first and foremost in the smell, maybe some tropical fruit lingering there as well. Taste does not stray from those impressions, just add a dose of pine and we're good to go. Malts are contributing a bit more than I originally thought; a really solid body and balance. FWIW, plenty of humor on the current can: .0258 wetness factor, protestors (including Abe Lincoln) holding signs for alternative IPA's like sweet pickle and cat. Enjoyed this one.
Apr 09, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2021
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a tulip. Pours deep orange yellow with a fluffy white head. Smells of floral and citrus hops, very inviting. Tastes of bright citrus and floral hops. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Dec 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours amber with a thick white head and lots of lace. Aroma is fruits and hops. Taste is complex blend of malts and hops with slight bitterness -- with a crisp, dry finish. At 8% ABV has a nice kick but is not too boozy. This is an excellent beer -- first one I've had from 21st Amendment.
Nov 02, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 09, 2020
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a 12oz can dated "packed on" 5/27/20 into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly murky brownish yellow with about a finger and a half of white head. Great retention, average lacing.

Smells of pine, orange and grapefruit peel and a bit of sweet floral-ness.

Tastes mainly of bitter pine and resin with just a touch of citrus sweetness. A bit of alcohol heat in there as well.

Alcohol taste makes a little bit of a tougher drink. Strong bitter and alcohol aftertaste. Low carbonation.

Overall, well, I bought it for the name (see Rush's Alex Lifeson's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speech). The beer is ok but wouldn't seek this one out.
Jul 09, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by DOCRW from Washington

Jul 04, 2020
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Reviewed by BFCarr from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours amber with a thick white head from 12oz can. Aroma is fruity and a touch herbal. Flavor is malt forward with some hop bitternes. Feel is good, kind of thick for an IPA. Coating with a fine aftertaste. Onerall, not what I expected with a label of west coast IPA, but given the description, right on point.
Jul 03, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
When poured from a can into a clear pint glass, there's a clear amber hued liquid with almost no head. There's no appreciable lacing. It smells pretty tasty, with both hop and malt aromas present. The taste is just as the nose promises, a very nice dose of malt and alcohol sweetness and a solid hoppy aftertaste. The mouth feel suffers a bit because the alcohol is noticeable. At 8% ABV, that's not a terrible flaw and can be overlooked.
Jun 29, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by trdtercel92 from Ohio

Jun 15, 2020
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Reviewed by kimcgolf from Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very nice our to a hazy reddish orange with thick frothy white head and lacing that remains throughout. Aroma a little faint, but what is there is devoid of citrus, but rather a slight caramel and nuttiness...not what I expected from an IPA. TAste is definitely one of carame with almost a finsih of very slight chocolate. Full mouthfeel that leaves a pleasant aftertaste that is different from many of the IPAs I drink. A surprising, yet enjoyable beer.
May 27, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by AWA from California

May 24, 2020
Rated: 3 by smcel371 from New York

Mar 15, 2020
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Can't remember where or when I obtained this can as it's not dated but this was the first beer from 21st Amendment that I've had in quite a long time. This was a sweet and heavy beer that went down relatively easily as it had nice balance to it. This never felt Imperial although the alcohol was certainly pleasant as I could feel a buzz come across me by the time I finished this off...

This had a decent pour to it as the rich amber hue had a lot of dark, fine sediment floating in it although that was probably my fault and not theirs. The head was enough to fill up the remainder of my pint glass as the lacing left behind was quite extensive. Out of all the beers I've reviewed on here, this may have been the first one with bent rings as they curved up at the right edge. That was the feature of this beer - not quite heavy, not quite light, as it was almost an American Pale Ale with just a bit of extra heft to it. Caramel, biscuit, bread, earthy pine, and deep orange blossom was in the nose as the taste contained a lot of the first two attributes from that list. Moderately slick, chewy, a bit sticky, and somewhat crystalline, the complexity truly emerged as it warmed up. Lots of baked bread emerged as it warmed up as there were hints of an American Amber/Red Ale that emerged before I finished this out.

The light carbonation and subtle heft were proof that this was *almost* categorized incorrectly on here. Marmalade and earthiness took a hold of me as I finished off the last sip as this had me thinking back to the days where I fell in love with the Troegs Nugget Nectar. That was a beer that helped me get into the scene as this turned out to be a pleasant surprise that crept up on me. Tough for this to stand out in a category full of big-time beers but I enjoyed this as it was far superior to anything I've ever had from 21st Amendment. This was easily worth seeking out!
Jan 30, 2020
Rated: 4 by avisong from Virginia

Nov 30, 2019
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Quite a nice bracing, hoppy IPA with good flavors. No date on can. Pours a slightly darker golden color with some fluffy white head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of some strong grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, lemon, guava and melon fruity hops. Also some malt, caramel, vanilla and floral hops in the background. Taste follows the nose, good balance and a nice strong hoppy bitter bite. Smooth, mild, slightly thin mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Quite an enjoyable beer.
Oct 25, 2019
Rated: 4 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Oct 12, 2019
Rated: 4.75 by rugbyallen11 from Massachusetts

Oct 12, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Sep 25, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by Fishwhisperer from Michigan

Sep 18, 2019
Rated: 3.7 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Sep 18, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by Ssitron from Michigan

Sep 13, 2019
Rated: 4 by trickynicky from Maryland

Aug 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Six pack of 12oz cans grabbed at Total Wine in Lynnwood, Washington.
Dating says 'San Leandro' and Sept 11. Served in a pint glass.

Look- Light haze on a bright Copper color, uneven, small, frothy off-white head that lingers, leaving a good amount of lacing. A lot of carbonation visible in the glass as it sits.

Smell- Tropical fruits, citrus, HEAVY sweet malts, berries and melon. Pine in the tail end.

Taste- A nice juice box that gets a little piney in the finish. Almost sweet, nice.

Feel- Medium bodied. That's the best way I can describe it. Not heavy, not light. the carbonation doesn't really pull it either up or down in the mouthfeel.

O- Hey, this is pretty good! A lot of what they offer is iffy to me. This is pretty solid.
Aug 16, 2019
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Reviewed by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Gold in color; off-white head.

S: Floral, earthy, dank...barley-wineish.

T: Slightly sweet, almost barley-wineish...dank fruitiness in the background, kinda boozy; mild bitter finish.

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation.

O: Not bad, glad I tried.
Jul 15, 2019
Rated: 3.65 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Jul 14, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

Jul 08, 2019
Blah Blah Blah IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 417 ratings