Down To Earth Session IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery

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Down To Earth Session IPADown To Earth Session IPA
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3.83/5
Very Good
483 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:
#14,477
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
483
pDev:
9.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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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Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A murky gold, with scarce lacing & tiny monkey head.

Malty and rather subtle hints of West Coast IPA.

A slightly sour, creamy-crisp IPA taste.

I could imagine enjoying a six pack of this.
Dig their artwork, as ever.

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Photo of Octoberist
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 52Skiman
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 12 oz. can from seasonal variety IPA pack
Poured into Weizen glass

Appearance: Pours an obviously unfiltered deep gold, almost a dirty apricot color, with lots of sediments, thin cream-colored head quickly dissipates to a white film, sparse lacing

Aroma: Light citrus (mango, peach), piney, more hops than malts

Taste/Flavor: Well-balanced, citrusy with a sense of grapefruit, slightly bitter; slightly sweet, not cloying

Mouthfeel: Medium body, mild carbonation, refreshing, nice dry finish, not too much aftertaste

Overall: Overall, a quite refreshing drinkable beer. It might be described as a light IPA if there is such a thing. If one likes this style, it is highly recommended

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

21st Amendment Brewery "Down To Earth Session IPA"
12 fl. oz. can, coded "SAN LEANDRO, CA SAU05 1521" and sampled on 04/05/2018
$1.83 @ Cherry Hill Liquor, Wine & Beer (Wegmans), Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It pours a hazy deep gold/light amber body beneath a creamy head of white. Unfortunately the head seems to be dwindling before my eyes. Perhaps it's a dirty glass. The aroma is citrusy, piney, and tropical with some pineapple and mango. It's not that bold or bright, but it's nice. On to the flavor... as suspected, it's the same with some added grainy and gently caramelish malt. There's just a hint of sweetness to the malt and that's balanced by a firm bitterness; 42 IBUs according to the can. The hop flavors are pleasant, and fairly strong, but they don't overcome the malt and the two components blend together nicely into one. So the head is completely gone now, there's just an average collar, but it's left some, as in "some", nice lacing behind. In the mouth it's medium-light in body and crisp. It's refreshing. The malt gives it a little bit of a connection to an English ale, but the hops seem completely American, or at least American in nature. It's nice but in all honesty I see this as an American pale ale. They can call it a "session IPA" if that'll help sell it but the wool's not been pulled over my eyes. Not bad. Nicely balanced. Worth trying.
Review# 5,926

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Photo of generalraider
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Urk1127
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber orange color with a fluffy head with short retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of mango, pine, oranges and caramels.
Flavor with notes of pine, oranges, grapefruit, coriander, lemon drops, melon, mango, a bit of spices and malt sweetness. Dry and bitter aftertaste. It feels lower than its 42 IBUs.
Bordering light to watery body with mild carbonation.
Citrusy American IPA with traditional US hops notes. I found it a bit too thin and with lack of passion.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I suppose this qualifies as a session IPA, but I would consider this boring. Not a lot going on here. Muted hop profile and a weak body. I understand this is supposed to be an easy beer, but come on.

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Photo of KevinSirWilliamGus
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

easy, drinking sessions ipa

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Photo of Chloe_Priss
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeLacy
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gabrielcolom
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Down To Earth Session IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 483 ratings