Down To Earth Session IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery

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Down To Earth Session IPADown To Earth Session IPA
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
503 Ratings
Down To Earth Session IPADown To Earth Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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. 

Added by jhartley on 01-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,592
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
503
pDev:
9.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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

Photo of Spaaarge
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SeattleConservative
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I like high ABV IPAs so I recognize the fact that I am biased, that being said, this is one of the best low-abv beers I have had in my life. Has the crispness and light finish of a lager, but the bitter hoppiness of a true IPA.

Good starter IPA for someone who drinks PBR. Pours nicely and great head retention. I connected to wifi, logged into this site and wrote this review and only lost 1/2 of the head from my pour.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antfugue
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjw2808
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flyte
3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgiordano88
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alex11
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrandpaGeorg
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

So good that, after I bought the single can, I went back and bought a sixer. I like session IPA's (since you can go through a few without slowing down), but they are often weak in taste and thin in body. Some are too spritzy and overly hopped. This was none of those things. Dark gold with amber hues in the glass, a nice frothy head and a moderate mouthfeel were pleasant surprises. A somewhat one-dimensional piney hops flavor prevailed, but it was a good balance of bitterness and ctirus that rendered the beer, on the whole, extremely easy to drink and worth looking for. I liked it a lot!

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Photo of DaveCash
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prisdefer
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of adam36
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kwright
3.09/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfgetz
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ronl12
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antwon616
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerwarlock
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I generally am not a fan of session IPAs. They never seem to have the malt backbone that the double, imperial, and triple IPAs normally have (which obviously is there to help hide the booze). But, this may be my favorite in this class of IPAs. Much better than All Day IPA, which seems to be one on the top of this styles list.

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Down To Earth Session IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 503 ratings