Blah Blah Blah IPA
21st Amendment Brewery

Blah Blah Blah IPABlah Blah Blah IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,873
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,060
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.06%
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
383
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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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Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 383
Photo of RyanK252
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at BC's Pizza & Beer

A: Pours golden amber with a dense light tan head that settles to a nice layer and leaves some light lacing.

S: Big tropical fruit, pineapple and mango, citrus, a little bready malt, and some caramel sweetness.

T: Tropical fruit and citrus, lots of pineapple, some mango, orange, a little lemon, a touch of bready malt, caramel sweetness, and a hint of alcohol on the finish.

M: Medium to full body, moderate carbonation.

O: Really nice imperial IPA. One of the most pineapple forward beers I've had.

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Photo of arvidkoval
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber color. Smells strongly of grapefruit with a little malt sweetness. Grapefruity bitter character followed up by sweet malts! Mouthfeel is good here. Good DIPA.

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Photo of LouZ
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Draft. Pours much darker than expected; more of an amber or red than an IPA in color. Has a solid, tasty, and not overpowering malt backbone with nice hoppy finish. Definitely an enjoyable beer outside of the norm of the typical IPA.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Owl House in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark amber color, with a small half inch head, and a small amount of lacing.

Smells malty up front, caramel mainly, with a background of grapefruity hops.

I think this is, ironically, a blah IPA. It's called a Double IPA here, but I think that must be a mistake. It's got very muted hop flavors, a bit of bitterness, some pine and grapefruit, with a much more prominent malt profile, mainly of the typical caramel bent. Just not all that interesting of an IPA.

This is fairly light bodied for a Double IPA, with a slightly sticky mouthfeel, and a higher level of carbonation.

Pass. This just wasn't that good.

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Photo of plaid75
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a murky dark amber hue with a one finger frothy off white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light piney hop with a toasted caramel.

The taste offered an soft upfront pine that intensified through the swallow. The combination caramel and Munich malts added a soft toasted element.

The mouthfeel was typical of the fuller side of the style with a lingering hop spice.

Overall a very tasty IPA.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured a classic reddish brown body with two finger head that dies quick with some lace patches.
The aroma is citric and grape hoppy with some sweet caramel notes jumping out.
Medium bodied, smooth, pretty much textbook DIPA in terms of citric hops and bitterness balanced with notes of grapefruit and caramel malts.
This beer to me was probably their best DIPA only b/c I gravitate towards DIPAs that can bring in some sweetness to them more than hops overload.
Basically, this is Hop Crisis with a touch more sweetness which suited me fine.

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Photo of John_M
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%

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 oberon
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
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 Zach136
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Copper body with a beige cap and excellent lacing

Aroma/Flavor: Medium+ intensity tropical fruit and pine hop character. Darker malt bill doesn't show through on the nose, but does show through with some sweet light toast notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium+ body, moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky.

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Blah Blah Blah IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 383 ratings