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!

Added by tkdchampxi on 10-06-2014

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Reviews by tedho21:
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4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the growler into an impy pint glass a clear bronze color with a minimal white head atop.Fresh fruity hops jump out at ya in the nose,alot of grapefruit and tangerine.Flavors of the before mentioned grapefruit and juicy tangerine hit upfront with some lighter sugary sweetness and alcohol in the finish,the hops are the main show.The hops are big and the sweetness is in check,just neads a little more carbonated feel and in the body and this would be top notch,as is its very good.

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Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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 HorseheadsHophead
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Clear, slightly hazy, translucent golden orange with some speckled floating sediment, a thin, foamy white head, and sheets of sticky lacing.

S: Orange zest, orange marmalade, biscuits, honey, and caramel; dried papaya, apricot, and pineapple; some pine needles, and dank resinous herbs.

T: Sweet candied orange peel, orange marmalade, biscuit malt, hints of alcohol warmth; dried lemone peel, papaya, and apricot; with a lightly bitter finish of pine and lingering bitter orange peel.

F: Medium-full, smooth, almost thick and creamy, an well-carbonated.

O: Another solid West Coast interpretation DIPA. Juicy, citrusy, strong, and dank. Solid beer.

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Photo of MikeyBadnews
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best beer I've had from 21st Amendment.

This company has been insanely hit or miss for me. I've loved, liked, didn't care for and outright hated some beers from them.

This ones really cool and unique. Looks good enough and has this funky potato chip and papaya aroma that I've never really noticed before.

Taste is a tropical slurry of fruits spread on a nice toasted cracker. Enjoyable

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Photo of John_M
4.15/5  rDev +4%

On tap at beer revolution the other day.

I thought this a pretty tasty IPA/DIPA, and while the sweet malt and tropical fruit flavor were a bit much for me, the finish was on the dry and hoppy side, and I think the low alcohol (relatively speaking) helped with the beer's drinkability. I'm assumng 21st amendment must have made a fair amount of this beer, as after I got back from a trip to the bay area, I saw it all over the place in Portland and Eugene. Anyway, I thought this was otherwise a solid, enjoyable effort from the folks at 21st. (maybe not quite as good as hop crisis, but considerably better than any of the other IPA's/DIPA's I've had from 21st amendment).

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Photo of kaseydad
4.15/5  rDev +4%
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 Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopAttack3
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of LXIXME
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of dacrza1
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DATE: February 1, 2018... OCCASION: basketball Thursday... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... pours a hazy auburn body, with an active, effervescent forest of bubbles... the two-finger white head sinks to a clumpy cluster, ringing the glass with arcing, undulating waves... powerful resin and pine, with the peach, mango, and pineapple striking a fruity refreshment--haven't had the Ahtanum hop before (to my knowledge), but that could be part of the intense citrus... dank, doughy biscuit malts provide a balanced draw, though the jelly-like concentrate rises above the other competing aromas... first sip is smooth, creamy, and alarmingly not at all suggestive of its 8% ABV... almost evil in its medium-bodied mouthfeel... my goodness, this is a hop-forward brew, bitter and rewarding in its long-drawn finish... the grapefruit, bitter and puckerish, big and encompassing... a beer that fulfills its promise by mocking the proliferation of IPAs available while providing a unique profile to muse... without throwing platitudes, this beer makes quite a satisfying experience...

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours semi-clear, but with plenty of fine sediment floating about, and is orange amber in color. Sandstone colored, one-finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds and a ring around the edge of the glass. Good amount of lacing, with ringed sheets and spots of various sizes decorating the glass.

Smell - Aroma hits on notes of melon, ruby red grapefruit, massive leafy character, hints of pine and an underlying caramel sweetness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Hoppy upfront with notes of citrus and leafy character; hints of pine and melon. Malts come through mid-taste with caramel sweetness and lesser toasted notes riding beneath. Fairly balanced finish, with lingering notes of caramel, toast and grapefruit marmalade riding strongly in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with fair, slightly bitey carbonation. Slick texture makes this one a fairly easy drinker.

Overall - Looks like they took what they did with Toaster Pastry and built upon it. I really like it. Very balanced, but with a strong, unique hop profile. Not sure what a sixer runs (bough a single) but this may be buying a lot more of this in the future. It might be my favorite 21A beer to date.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

21st Amendment Brewery "BLAH BLAH BLAH IPA"
12 fl. oz. can, coded "S8N LEANDRO, CA SQR01 1214" (whatever that means!?)
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice looking can. Somehow reminds me of Christmas. Nice font used for the labeling. Couldn't understand the dating code but we'll see if it's fresh. Very hazy - no, actually cloudy! it looks like a hefeweizen - deep golden/amber body beneath a short head of frothy-then-creamy white. Aroma: resinous, citrusy, and piney over sweetish, caramelish and seemingly doughy malt. That's the aroma I like! The flavor is just as rich, although the malt steps forward. I wouldn't call it doughy, but there is a sugary aspect to it. It remains balanced though, although I don't find it particularly bitter. That's an interesting trick. I guess it does linger in the finish a bit though, although the piney hops eventually squeegee everything clean. There's some alcohol there as well, that always helps to dry out the finish. More pine and resin in the finish than citrus, and generally more softly citrus than you might expect. Lots of tropical fruit as well, although it doesn't "pop" and remains part of the overall mix, which is good. I'm generally skeptical of beers that try to blend too many hops together, and this one has nine of them, but it works really well. Overall really 'soft' and accessible and easy to drink. I'd imagine that it would eventually build on the palate, and that the alcohol would get to you, but halfway through I've got the impression that I could drink several of these. Medium-full in body and creamy smooth with a moderate carbonation. Very nicely done. Plenty of variation in the hop notes as you progress through the serving. I appreciate that it flows smoothly rather than giving you speed bump of sweet malt and hops followed by a punch of bitterness and then more residual sweet malt and hops. I could get used to this.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I got a can of this off the Binny's single shelf. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of ripe citrus. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The sweeter malt helped to mask the higher abv. The mouthfeel was Fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of ordybill
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a slightly murky golden orange with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet orange and other citrus with some pine. The taste follows the nose. An excellent beer.

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Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Jaked12
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of tkolterman
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasty, I'll buy it again.
You'll like it, go for it

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Photo of Dduquette
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of briancathy
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

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