Blah Blah Blah IPA
21st Amendment Brewery

Blah Blah Blah IPABlah Blah Blah IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,908
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,185
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.06%
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
389
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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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Photo of beersampler6
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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

Look: Presents nicely; Shiny copper orange with 2 fingers of white foam on top;

Smell: Fruit and pine

Taste: Nice orange / tangerine citrus upfront that builds as the beer warms;
closes with pine and bitterness.

Feel: somewhat syrupy; No discernible alcohol

Overall: I liked this a lot; It had a very round / full malty / orange juice sweetness that pushed to the
edge of overload--(for me)--but did not cross it. Finishes with plenty of hop bitterness and pine. Will
keep some of this on-hand for the foreseeable future.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

the selection of rich malts in this imperial IPA make the taste almost perfectly balanced. it has the bright bite of an IPA, the smooth, warm richness of a darker ale and the strength of a double. this beer is special not because it has an obscure ingredient, crazy hops or trendy style; this beer is special because it’s simple, straight up, masterfully crafted and exactly what an IPA should be. this one’s refreshing.

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Photo of mactrail
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is brewed in San Leandro, as stamped on the bottom of the 12 oz can. Clear orangey amber brew with plenty of foam in the snifter. Prickly on the tongue and a malty body. Quite lush but tempered with the serious load of hops. Citrus fruit and lime peel emerge.

Just nicely sweet to start with a dry finish. This is quite bitter, though it doesn't catch up until after some sipping. Aroma is more austere, but a long, long grapefruit peel nose. I haven't had a DIPA from 21st Amendment before, but they seem to have some good hops.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly and leaves some lace. Almost clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is grapefruit hops and flavor grapefruit hops and some caramel, grapefruit aftertaste. $2.48 for 12oz can from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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

Copper with a light haze, and moderate carbonation. Topped with a finger of yellowish head.

It smells of pine and citrus, orange and Carmel.

The taste follows the nose.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

Really covers the ABV. Nice malty back bone. I got List today in Redding California and I’m drinking it here at home. It’s May 14, 2019.

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Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours hazy orange yellow with a medium creamy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet fruity caramel malt with some resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel malt and fruit with a piney bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice old school DIPA.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a pretty nice hazy dark golden yellow/orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), piney. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), nice pineyness. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew, nice to see it around here.

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Photo of AleManDan
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid! Great strong smell of citrus and malt, taste is sweet malts and tons of piney, citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is medium-thick. Definitely get some honey and jam.

This would pair great with some spicy, grilled food. I’m drinking it straight in front of the TV.

Some notes from their website. They obviously use a ton of different hops and a unique malt bill:

Main hops:
Chinook
Flavor Hops:
Centennial, MandarinaBavaria, Cascade, Equinox, Moteuka, Mosaic, Citra
Dry Hops:
Citra, Mosaic, Idaho 7

Yeast:
Ale Yeast

Malts:
Pilsner, Golden Promise, Honey Malt, White Wheat, Vienna

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Photo of pizzabutt
3.31/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

appearance: a somewhat hazy darker golden body with a beautifully big and chunky head. head stays throughout the drink and leaves very nice lacing behind.

smell: peach, apricot, a little funk, and some citrus. has a slightly sourdough-like aroma.

taste: starts out as a sort of peachy citrus with soft sourdough accents. the fruitiness gives way to a mellow bitterness which remains until the aftertaste, at which point the strongest flavors are of a slightly piney resin and very gentle nectarine.

feel: fairly thick, definitely has more body than expected. nice lively carbonation but it seems these brewers knew exactly what they were doing and didn't go too much on the carbonation. definitely feels more like a beer you drink to enjoy rather than pound.

overall: solid imperial/double IPA. very hoppy, very malty, thick, and delicious. although i tend to prefer the fruitier DIPAs, i found this enjoyable and i would say it's a great example of a DIPA.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass. Unhelpful coding when it comes to freshness. So no idea how old this one may be.

hazy, light amber, syrupy looking body. small white head leaves decent lacing. Steady carbonation.

slightly sweet aroma.

little bit of a hop bite. A touch sour. Kinda bitey. Ok malt background.

Mouth closer to full than medium. finish somewhat bitter/sour. Some warmth from the abv.

Overall, an average lower end abv dipa, which given the name, might be what 21st Amendment was going for.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber orange color with a giant chunky head. Citrus, pine, apricots, caramel in the nose. The taste is hop forward with big citrus and eucalyptus. Pale and caramel malts are in the mix too. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a light carbonation. Moderate bitterness in the long finish.

A nice, straightforward DIPA. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very nice-looking cloudy amber, with a full, fluffy white head that leaves a decent cap and some stout lacing. There are some sharp hops on the nose, but they're not overpowering. The balance of the hops in the flavor profile is tremendous. I get a lot of pininess, but there is a good citrus balance in there, too. Not bitter at all. Mouthfeel is full, yet smooth, and there is hardly a hint of the 8-point ABV. I am not an IPA guy at all, but I would come back to this over and over.

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Photo of EMV
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into an Accomplice IPA glass

L: Slightly hazed golden peach pour with 2 fingers of white head. Falls fast... nice ring of lacing.

S: Citrus and pine... light fruit and grains.

T/F: Biscuity malts/grains. Sweet fruit followed by bitter hops. Strong pine/evergreen and citrus. Grapefruit... light pepper/spice. Medium bodied and sticky. ABV a little noticeable... warming.

O: A solid DIPA. Not elite, but a good drinking beer.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 2 finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: floral, earthy, dank;

T: earthy for a moment, then minty, then floral; aftertaste is floral with mint in the background; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: an interesting take on the style;

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Photo of SHDoyle
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Description: Light golden/orange appearance and hazy with white head and lacing that linger a bit. Smell is citrus, orange, grapefruit and little to no pine or dankness. Taste is a little dank with more grapefruit and orange along with some floral notes. The ABV is pretty normal here, but I thought I still tasted some alcohol. Feel is medium to heavy bodied for an IPA and smooth with low to medium carbonation.

Overall: 4 (This beer is good and I may or may not drink it again) Not bad. Nothing really outstanding or impressive about it but nothing objectionable. Maybe tone down the alcohol a bit.

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

A-Pours a hazy amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has fruity and hoppy hints
T-The taste follows the nose with fruity and hoppy flavors
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A nice refreshing beer

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A nice murky ochre yellow, thin head of fine bubbles,
& tuns of bubbles rising swift, almost appears like a Saison's 'junk in the trunk' .
Lacing? Check.

Smells like a delicious, mouthwatering West Coast IPA; citrus sweet & malty sour! A grapefruit-pine delight!

Yep, tastes about the same. Creamy crisp too. The malt is strong in this one, yet not dominant.
The lemon-ish flavor hangs about on the mouth's roof.
Dose not taste like an 8% er. Well-concealed.

Half surprised I have not seen this this offering apart from Twenty-First's mixer (fifteen pack).
It could easily hold it's own, however market saturation IPA style is .... what it is.

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Photo of Nephilium
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Starts with a big pine and resin aroma, pours a hazy amber with a thin cap of white head. There's a slight bit of chewy caramel backbone, which exists just enough to blunt the pine and bitterness from the large hop blast that comes in the finish. Slightly sticky mouthfeel with a full body. Very solid IIPA.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can in a flute glass at the brewery.

Appwarance: Semi cloudy Amber with medium bubbles and an off white headed rising just about half a finger's legnth.

Smell: Grapefruit and light citrus skin but super light.

Taste: Malty and little Sweet citrus with heavy hops. Bitter and a bit sweet.

Mouth: Sticky and dry. Bread, oranges and grapefruit finish.

Overall: Nice pick up, worth grabbing again if I ever see it when I get back home. Salud.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can

Pours out looking very active with a wild honey color, amber and gold highlights. The slightly off-white, thick and bubbly foam cap is very healthy and very slow to recede. Major, sticky lacing is leftover in it's wake.

Take one whiff and you can smell the big malty complexity. Caramel, bready sweetness and toasty oats is most impressive. The hop aroma is very deep as well, with a fine mix of sweet fruits, earthy herbs, citrus and pineapple aspects. The overall effect is very impresssive.

The hop flavor is very complex here, as a sharp and earthy bitterness hits first, tangy orange citrus, grapefruit, followed by a rich, earthy, wheat and oats effect. The malty side is equally as impressive and combines with the hops to deliver a serious "wow" factor. A zippy, golden pilsner type malty feel and flavor is quickly followed by some sweet honey and caramel, toasty oats and dried golden wheat. I must say the malty side of the mouthfeel is most impressive, sharp and jazzy with a juicy hop feel and then slightly slick and smooth in the finish. You get some very "green" grassy, dry hop flavor's in the aftertaste and the overall complexity in the taste just seems to change and mutate as the session goes on.

Eventhough the malt is complex and simply delicious, it does not ever overwhelm the hops. They hold their own with fun flavor's and multidimensional complexity. Together, ......Blah, blah blah.......but seriously. Wow. Blah, blah blah.....

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Photo of Billolick
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, some info on the bottom of the can, which I can make no sense of.

Pours with a light haze, medium amber, light khaki cap, leaves low froth, sheeting and strands of lacing.

Sniff reveals notes of lemony/resiny hops and some vanilla malts.

Tasty IPA on the "old school" side of the spectrum....resiny hops and balancing maple/vanilla malts...respectable...worth a try...works in a pinch but nothing special.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Since the acceptance of pacific northwestern hops in "Americanized" ale, there's been a slew of IPA's to hit the market, to the point of fatigue, boredom and redundancy. So the 21st Amendment team reach their paws into the goodie sack of brewing history to pull out an old school IPA recipe with a new age hoppy charm.

Blah Blah Blah pours a slightly deeper hue than the average amber or toasted golden IPA of the style, but equipped with a similarly frothy off white crown. A radiant perfume of citrus, tropical and herb draw the senses near along with a mildly savory and toasted caramel nuttiness. And that savory character transfers directly to the early palate with a sweetness of honey, caramel and light marmalade.

The middle palate shows tremendous balance, similar to that of amber ale except with the flavor components of IPA. Sweetness renders down on the tongue while the hop flavors abound with orange, grapefruit and a medley of tropical fruits that span mango, pineapple and eventually an apricot finish. Bitterness creeps on to finish, laced with a host of grassy, piney and peppery flavors that grip the gullet firmly.

Full bodied for an IPA, but still reasonably drinkable, the IPA isn't nearly as old school or rich as the brewery described, but its a newer and more radiant character that draws comparisons to the Hopslams of the world. Spicy gin-like alcohol keeps the finish malty dry and deeply resinous for an IPA with a hefty malt balance. A long linger of fruit peels and pepper pine register late on the after palate.

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Blah Blah Blah IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 389 ratings