Down To Earth Session IPA
21st Amendment Brewery

Down To Earth Session IPADown To Earth Session IPA
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21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #2,761
Ranked #19,338
3.83 | pDev: 9.14%
Mar 18, 2022
Jan 20, 2015
Very Good
Down To Earth Session IPADown To Earth Session IPA
Notes: Down to Earth is the natural evolution (pun intended) of Bitter American, our original session ale. We thought it would be fitting to bring our space chimp home and let him chill. Whether you have a long mission behind you or a full afternoon ahead, this session IPA will help keep things real. More relaxed than an IPA, but with all the hop aroma and flavor, Down to Earth is our tribute to unsung heroes and unplanned adventures. 
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4.75 by tp1962 from Illinois on Mar 18, 2022
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

Part of a variety 12-pack $19.99 Don Quijote
415 days old. They should print the date on the packaging and not just the cans.
Smell of citrus, pine
Golden slightly amber color
Medium mouthfeel
Taste some bitterness, citrus, pine
Overall ok. Probably better fresher, but can't tell by package so probably won't buy from this brewer again. Especially with 6 months age differences between the varieties in the 12 pack tells you what kind of business they run.

Mar 13, 2022
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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

12oz can into a 16oz glass.
L: Pours hazy orange w/a 3/4" white foamy head. Good retention & fair carbonation. Minimal random lacing, light sheeting/veil.
S: Orange, dry pineapple, dry orange pith, a hint of caramelized malts, light doughy breadiness.
T: Bright tangy thin orange (more like orange drink than juice), citrus rind, orange pith, a hint of bread. Clean with not much linger.
F: Semi-juicy lightly zesty light bodied mouth feel w/a fast & gently drying finish.
O: A moderately citrusy light, clean & easy drinking American session IPA that is medium full flavored and is excellent in it's style.

Mar 03, 2022
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3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is murky gold, head is off white with fine to small bubbles, head presents 1/2 inch thick and then dissipates to super thin top with a thicker ring along sides.

Smell is muddled hops and malt, not a thin session ipa aroma, hops are earthy and lightly citrusy, malt has a light toast and biscuit aroma, maybe some honey malt.

Taste is similar with blend of hops and malt that waffles between the two - toast, biscuit malt notes, light citrus, herbal, and earthy hops; enticing malt aroma that i can't pinpoint but like a graham cracker note.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, moderate sweetness especially for a session ipa, low/moderate bitterness and then some drying.

Overall a more malty session ipa than most which is welcoming, solid hoping but not overdone and not over drying or thin tasting.

Aug 05, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

I miss Bitter American the original session IPA by 21st amendment, so I was excited to see the familiar smiling monkey astronaut face on this can of Down to Earth. I've been underwhelmed by a lot of session IPA's so i'm hoping this one will deliver on the flavor. Appearance looks like any American IPA, beautiful amber with a foamy head. Aroma is slightly vegetable or tomato. Reminding me of Firestone Walker's Union Jack. The malts jump right out and there is a candy caramel sweetness to this not unlike an British IPA which clocks in at roughly the same abv. Some pine resin on the aroma and a dash of stone fruit. Really quite aromatic. The taste is similar with just a tinge of bitterness followed by a sweet maltiness. But, the body isn't much different from their full strength IPA's and I could easily drink this and save a few extra brain cells. Very good for the style. I still miss Bitter American, but this will do. Very good.

Jun 08, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left sudsy trials of lace on the glass. It smelled of toasted bread, toffee and some citrusy notes. Sweet toasted caramel with a mild bitterness and subtle pine notes.

Jun 03, 2021
3.65 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania on May 31, 2021
3.6 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2021
3.99 by jchanley from Illinois on May 21, 2021
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3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of citrus hops, but not overly strong. Tastes of citrus and grassy hops with a weaker grain profile. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

Jan 09, 2021
3.79 by ScottyB515 from Ohio on Jan 09, 2021
3.96 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania on Dec 29, 2020
3.69 by funku2 from Colorado on Dec 11, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

Slightly cloudy copper with a one finger head that is somewhat rocky. Plenty of fast rising carbonation. Aroma is tropical fruits orange, tangerine, mango, pineapple. Taste is mostly bitter. flavor is more robust than I expected. Lots malt along with the fruits. There are also floral notes. Mouthfeel is light with slightly prickly carbonation. Finish clean and dry. Overall, I like it. I wouldn't look for it but it is a solid session beer with a lot of flavor.

Nov 21, 2020
4 by wc94wc from California on Sep 27, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this at home.
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a pint glass.
Appears golden yellow with a nice foamy head that dropped quickly to a nice 1/2 inch foam cap.
Smells lightly malty, floral, piney and citrusy.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium for the style, which is a Session IPA, so a little thinner than a IPA.
Overall, one of my favorite Session IPAs due to its tastiness and overall balance.
And I love the art on the can.

Sep 07, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Light amber. Foamy enough. Small specs suspended throughout the liquid. Hazy.

S: Tropical hops. Citrus. Mango, papaya, lupulin oil.

T: Mellow for an IPA. Very approachable. There's a good amount of hops in here that impart an oily bitterness about the brew. It has a light pale malt base with sharp and pungent attributes as well as another layer of general bitterness in it all, leading me to believe this is at least a 3 hop blend.

F: A more oily finish than expected of a 4.4% brew, Piney moreso than citrusy despite the nose.

O: You could drink alot of these. Relatively complex and worth revisiting.

Aug 19, 2020
3.75 by trdtercel92 from Ohio on Aug 12, 2020
3.62 by DOCRW from Washington on Jul 04, 2020
4.42 by GinDC from Virginia on Jun 12, 2020
4 by peachy-tay from California on Jun 11, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by slugman from California

This is a session ipa. Easy drinking with full flavor, like other 21st Amendment beers, you don't get more than you ask for with their IPA. They don't give unexpected malt, or too much citrus. I have tried almost all of their beers (still working on it) and am always surprised with the quality, flavor and complexity of their brews.

Working in the yard, wanting a lighter IPA, this is nice. Had the head sit during this entire session and it still remains full bodied. Gives you a great drinking experience without a lot of bulk while working. Perfect for hot days drinking it cold.

May 10, 2020
3.53 by 61Fergus from Maryland on May 01, 2020
3.84 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jun 16, 2019
3.68 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on Apr 21, 2019
3.92 by LisaPizza from Florida on Feb 04, 2019
3.9 by Zaktcc from Maryland on Dec 15, 2018
3.83 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2018
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3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by MichaelProcton from North Carolina

I'll go out of order here and tell you that the first thing I noticed from the moment this beer hit my tulip was the HUGE pine and citrus notes coming off the hops in the nose. Interesting, though, they provided more of a sharpness than the occasionally bitter sensation that I sometimes get. Circling back, this is a good-looking beer: it's a hazy gold/dark pineapple with a decent fluffy white head. The flavor is more subtle than the taste on the front end; though there is definitely hoppiness leading the way (and more citrus than pine in that aspect), it doesn't get aggressive or bitter until the back. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and perhaps even a bit thin, but that's also what you'd expect from something marketed as sessionable. Overall, as somebody who isn't looking for an IPA the vast majority of the time, I get what they were going for, but it's less than the sum of its parts for me.

Nov 26, 2018
3.65 by MykeJ from Minnesota on Oct 21, 2018
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4.94/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by TF_930 from California

My favorite beer for multiple years, production was paused in September 2018. I hope they bring it back soon!

Oct 20, 2018
4 by rfreed from Washington on Oct 16, 2018
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3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by nhdjinn from New Hampshire

Nice session ale a tad bit too hoppy for the abv. there are better beers in this session IPA on the east coast
Lord Hobo - hobo life

Still its a good session ale worth a try

Oct 16, 2018
3.65 by bankboy66 from New Jersey on Sep 08, 2018
3.65 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania on Aug 27, 2018
3.71 by Dkloubec from Illinois on Aug 25, 2018
3.75 by alexsergio from New York on Aug 17, 2018
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4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Spaaarge from California

On the fence of 4 or 4.25. I am a big IPA fan and am generally disappointed with session IPAs. I like the idea of lower alch but they tend to leave me... unsatisfied. I gotta say, with this one - if I'm already there, this is a great one to have to top off the evening! Like the flavor

Aug 16, 2018
4 by jprudhomme7 from New Hampshire on Aug 15, 2018
3.25 by DerwinWentworth from Utah on Aug 11, 2018
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