Blah Blah Blah IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery

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Blah Blah Blah IPABlah Blah Blah IPA

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21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kaseydad
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought a single and here we go...

Pours a nice amber colored ale with a decent amount of white foam that disappates rather quickly and leaves good sticky lacing.

Whiffs of big malt, dank pine, and melon.

Tastes of caramel, pine and big lime. Very citrusy with a very hoppy swallow and rind on the aftertaste.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised with this. Good citrus flavor and malt combo. The 8% is deceptive though it is very refreshing. Definitely will try again and you should too!

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Photo of fisherbray
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Pour Taproom (Greenville, SC).

Pours with a hazy amber body and a generous, creamy off-white head that has good retention and lacing.

Aroma: Complex and adequately hoppy with dried fruits and vanilla pound cake.

Flavor: [8.5] hops dominate but a good mix of bready malts is present, leading to low bitterness and high complexity for style. Higher ABV generates some detectable alcohol esters. Some pine followed by lingering grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: near medium body with soft, medium+ carbonation.

Overall: A well crafted, distinctive American IPA with partially hidden, DIPA level, ABV.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has an interesting mix of sweet fruit, citrus fruit and earthy hop aromas. Some hop oil intensity, but not too much.
Kinda' cloudy and darker golden towards amber. Full fluffy head that is sticky on the glass.
The earthiness dominates the hop flavor with reduced citrus and no fruit. Strong bitterness but it doesn't overpower.
Good fullness in feel but not sticky.
Drinks really well. Smooth full with a rich flavor. A little too dominant on the earthy hops but they are not distasteful, just not preferable, for me.
Still a worthwhile DIPA.
Hey thanks brother.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedho21
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atr2605
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a golden, not quite copper color with floating sediment throughout and an off white foamy head with good retention and lacing
S-apricot, overripe pear, pineapple, honey
T-more apricot, pear, white grape juice, with big sweet malty backbone, subtle resin in the finish
M-medium bodied with average carbonation
O-very well balanced IPA with unique hop profile.

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Photo of sjrider
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ricochet
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy and dark, more on the brown side than orange or yellow. Small hear and good lace.
S: Floral. Maybe a little Jujyfruit.
F: Creamy. Little bitter. Sweet wash.
T: Mellow. No real bitter stick in there. They say it's more malty and I'll say that. It makes a unique IPA and mutes some of the bitter to make this smooth to drink and satisfying on the swallow.
O: This was the best of the 21st Amendment sampler I had. I'd get this again a whole lot. Unique, different, tasty.

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Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinmundy77
4.56/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Daniellobo
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves decent lacing

S: Citrus and piney hops with caramel malt up front, along with a light floral note

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and pine and goes into some of the caramel malt and floral notes. On the bitter side. Finishes with lingering bitterness, pine, and caramel

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid IIPA that is very well balanced but definitely packs that West coast bitterness. Nothing really too special, but solid

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Photo of JayQue
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

OK DIPA. Pours a hazy light copper color with a medium size foamy white head. Better than average head retention and thin bands of lacing on the glass. The aroma and taste are good but not as strong as you would expect in an 8.00% abv. beer. The most prominent aroma and flavor in citrus hops with some balancing but milder caramel malt. Average level of bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp with some balancing sweet malt. Goes down easy. Not a bad beer, but I like more robust DIPA's.

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Photo of HellsRanger
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got a 15 can sampler of 21st amendment and this was one of the samples... it did not float my boat as nor any of the others. This had a nice color and thick foamy head to go with, and loads of carb., but came across really dry and to sharp for me in the taste and mouth feel category. It is Blah... , but probably the best IPA in the pack of five different beers in the sampler. It is a fair beer to drink, but that's me. It is not my cup of beer Blah Blah Blah !!! etc.

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Photo of HardyA
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BB1313
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy glowing golden; big fluffy white head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. It's not amber at all. The aromas have a subtle blend of tropical and citrus. It smells nice, but slightly mild. Some fresh bread and cracker. Malts do their thing. The flavors are clean with a moderate bitterness. Lots of fresh grass. Some grapefruit along with some subtle pineapple notes. Some lemon in the mix. Malts do their thing without being overwhelming. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid DIPA. It seems to drink more like an IPA, in my opinion. It's nothing flashy or crazy, but it's not bad at all.

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Photo of JPadilla
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on April 29, 2017. Look is orange gold with a thick white head and sticky lacing. Smell and taste is citrus, pine, jam and sweet malt. Feel is medium in body.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a great stanky AIPA. There are a whole lot of brews of this style, but this is a nice one you should try.

It pours a cloudy, uniform yellow, with nice lacing. The smell is stinky - hops cheese. The taste follows suit, with nice funky bitterness. I don't think any of the funk is from yeast, so it is a great achievement to get hops to funk out.

Recommended as a great AIPA experience.

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