Blah Blah Blah IPA
21st Amendment Brewery

Blah Blah Blah IPABlah Blah Blah IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,897
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,116
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.06%
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
388
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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!
Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 388
Photo of JayQue
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
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 -11.8%
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 BB1313
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
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 Hopheadjeffery
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -2.5%
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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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
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 dbl_delta
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated can into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy honey color, with a modest off-white head. Initial impression is orange, pineapple, mango, pine, overlaid by a caramel sweetness. Oddly enough, the flavor profile is kind of low key despite the variety. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky; carbonation is about right for the style. Finish is more of the same. Bitterness is lacking for a DIPA. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Not bad, but not exemplary by any means.

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Photo of argock
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a clear glass snifter. An indecipherable code follows "San Leandro, CA" on bottom of can.

A: Hazy peach with 1-2 finger off-white sticky head with decent retention and healthy lacing around the top of the glass.

S: Dank and resinous with some variety of pine, grapefruit, and citrus on the hop side. More malty than most DIPAs with some medium caramel that seems to knock the hop aroma down some.

T: Enjoyable but seems muted with grapefruit, pine, and dank-resin pushing through most. The caramel in the aroma doesn't come through as much in the flavor. Moderate bitterness and no yeast flavors. Seems like 80% as flavor-heavy as top-tier DIPAs.

M: More heft than some but it works with moderate carbonation leaving a medium body and reasonably dry finish.

O: Liked it but it is not a go-to by any stretch.

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: amber/orange color, white, lacing head
S: earthy hops, malty
T: taste follows the nose, slightly bitter
F: lots of mouthfeel, all on the back end
O: old school American IPA, before the citrus craze

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Photo of ordybill
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
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 q33jeff
3.21/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

**
03/24/2017

can to pint glass

LOOK: Gold/yellow color; slight bit of haze, above average white head.
AROMA: citrusy hops, very aromatic.
TASTE: some citrus, some pine. Hair spray taste gets worse as I made may way through. Enjoyed it more in the beginning, but struggling to make it past 8 oz.
FEEL: light body, ok carbonation. a little slimy.

Smells nice, but not great.
**

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Photo of craigbelly
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dry-hopped and very aggressively hopped using five different hopstyles. Love the color sweet aroma. Flavor is a little muted. Has a sweetness that takes a little of the bitterness away.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.13/5  rDev +4%
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 dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear medium golden bronze in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate deep golden yellow + burnt orange + copper colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy beige head that reduces to a couple of small to medium sized medium thick patches surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/tangerine, tropical/melon, and herbal hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of slightly sweet caramel malts.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of caramel + biscuit malts with a moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/tangerine, tropical/melon, and herbal hops which contribute a slightly stronger than moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with a light amount of stickiness and just a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: A really nice balance of the sweetness from the malts and the big hop flavors and aromas make this one quite enjoyable. Relatively easy to drink, it is a little big because of the sweetness but the alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of delta490
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a moderately cloudy golden amber with a thin cover of foamy white head. It hangs on to leave streaks and spots of sticky head. The aroma isn't particularly robust, but has some light pine hops and a little caramel malt sweetness. The taste moves more to the sweeter than the traditional hops twang, which makes it an easy drink. The body is a little lighter in weight, and there's a nice mild carbonation to it.

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Photo of hophugger
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a very very light amber. Head is minimal and lacing spotty. Good amount of carbonation in this one. Aromas of grapefruit and other assorted citrus. Taste is refreshing with touches of orange, grapefruit along with a nice, not overwhelming malt backbone that balances the beer quite well. Crisp clean, slightly bitter, hoppy finish and a great summer(or actually, anytime) beer

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
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 hiphops
2.39/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

clear copper yellow decent foam. I don't smell much. malt some pine. tastes sweet. full smooth mouth. it's pretty much just sweet. very minimal bitterness at the end. might as be called sugar bomb. another mediocre beer from 21st.

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Photo of ichorNet
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The packaging on this beer is pretty hilarious, so I decided to pick up a single can to try since it was pretty affordable for an 8% IPA. Despite deriding all of these different kinds of "IPA"-like beers breweries have been putting out and marking up with fancy adjectives and marketing terms, 21st Amendment actually claims that this has some unique elements to it themselves, including its use of Belgian and German malts plus an experimental hop variety. I don't know if I find that hypocritical or just kind of amusing, but I guess this is pretty much supposed to be a slightly maltier take on an double IPA when all is said and done. Enough of my rambling, though... there's beer to drink and ponder!

Pours a slightly-hazy light/medium amber color with an exuberant display of hefty foam sitting atop its translucent body. This one came straight out of the gates with almost 5 fingers of foamy head, though it eventually dissipates to a 2-3 finger ring with nice legs and spotty lace hanging around lazily.

Nose is piney and citrusy up front with some lighter berry notes including raspberry. Interesting. I see what they mean when they reference the word "jammy" in the beer description, even though that seems like a strange thing to want an IPA to smell like. Then again, these guys DID make the Toaster Pastry red IPA which actually also had some raspberry notes. This overall smells like a less-caramel-forward version of that beer, actually, with the biscuity maltiness kicking around in there.

Flavor is consistent with the nose, with a nice base of toasty and biscuity malt overlaid with surprisingly juicy flavors of orange, raspberry and grapefruit. Pine is still noticeable here but it's honestly kind of buried beneath a layer of sweet malt and bright fruity notes. Light tropical aspects here too, and not much in the way of ethanol warmth which is pretty surprising considering this is 8%.

Feel is rather slicky and somewhat chewy, with low-ish carbonation and a coating palate. I really enjoyed this one, actually, and will probably get some more. 21st Amendment can be hit-or-miss for sure, but this is very solid.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. can

Pours hazy amber orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like toasty bready caramel malts, some toffee, brown sugar, spice, grapefruit, orange citrus, peach, mango, papaya, guava, passionfruit, with dank earthy herbal grass and floral resinous pine. Tastes like toasty bready caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, some spice, grapefruit, orange citrus, peach, mango, papaya, guava, passionfruit, with dank earthy herbal grass and floral resinous pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and slick with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice DIPA.

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Photo of MikeyBadnews
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
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 HorseheadsHophead
4.09/5  rDev +3%
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 detgfrsh
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a can marked 10/14/16. Pours orange with two fingers of white foamy head. Citrusy hop smell. Light, creamy mouthfeel. Tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors balanced with bready malt. A nice DIPA that feels lighter than the 8% ABV it is.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/29/2016 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, piney hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a piney, but mild for the style, hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a decent 2IPA to drink for a while.

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-clear Amber tap pour with very fine carbonation. Aroma is minimal. Smooth hop favors with a slightly hot finish. Tasty and refreshing after a very long day outside.

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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 388 ratings