Down To Earth Session IPA
21st Amendment Brewery

Down To Earth Session IPADown To Earth Session IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,119
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,545
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 9.14%
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
515
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21st Amendment Brewery
 
California, United States
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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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Reviews: 98 | Ratings: 515
Reviews by daliandragon:
Photo of daliandragon
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very solid session ale that goes down easy but still satisfies. I know the idea of a light "IPA" isn't popular but sometimes you don't want to blast seven and a half percent bottle after bottle. Decent balance in the nose, with the hops taking on a more medicial quality than the pure pine and citrus route. The carbonation seems too much at first but then disappears like magic, and you are left with tasty, if not overly bitter, hop nectar. clean and crisp in the aftertaste. For what it is, it is really nice.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MUTINY
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

A: Clear, pale gold with about 1" bone-white head that settles down pretty quick. Retention & lacing fairly minimal here.

S: Big, big citrus & tropical fruit. Smells like I want to drink it!

T: Bit of a letdown - thin, metallic hop-bitterness & only traces of the fruit bouquet. There's a bit of a grainy malt counterpoint to the hops on the palate, but nothing really jumps out as special.

M: This beer get plus points from me for managing to have a pretty solid body. Carb is right where I like it (medium to a bit high) & there's enough malt to give this brew some heft. Arguably one of the 'bigger' session IPAs that I've tasted.

O: Went out to pick up some Bitter American & came home with this. I've got nothing but love for 21st Amendments other IPAs & this is a pretty decent addition to the lineup. Plus, like with all their cans, I'm loving the artwork.

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Photo of RJIV
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange hazy color.
Smells of sweet, orangey / tangerine notes.
Nice head of about one and a half fingers width.
Hops pop with a nice citrus tropical burst up front. There is a nice sweetness that comes in and follows through to the finish.
The malt backbone on this session is very nice and eliminates the watery and light taste that many sessions suffer from.

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Photo of mattcrill
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: Fresh melon, moderate lemon notes, low bready notes, and clean fermentation character noted.

Appearance: Slightly hazy amber pour with a low white head. Head retention is good. Appears moderately effervescent in the glass.

Flavor: Firm earthy bitterness up front. Moderate melon and stone fruit flavors with an underlying biscuit malt base. Balance is firmly to the hop bitterness. Finish is clean, crisp, and dry. Aftertaste lingers with a slight hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with high carbonation. No oiliness, heat, or astringency.

Overall impression: A light and refreshing pale ale. It's not an IPA and the "session" thing is gimmicky. Still, a well done beer that would work on a hot day.

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

Photo of Eman17
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fairly quickly fade down to a tiny cap

S: Some citrusy and grassy hops up front along with a solid maltiness and usual 21A yeast profile. Nice for 4.4%

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a good balance between the malt and some grassy/citrusy hops. Goes into a light bitterness with matching sweetness. Finishes with a mix of the yeast/malt profile and an all too typical taste that most (if not all) session IPAs have

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A touch watery, but that's expected with the pseudo-style

O: Definitely a solid addition to the session IPA bandwagon, with some nice flavor and good balance. Not too watery, which is nice. Crushable as expected. Worth a shot

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of wulfie85
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sharpski
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rfoltz53
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kinger2425
4.56/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best sessions I've had. Love me some 21st Amendment!

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Photo of tkdchampxi
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this beer was very fully-flavored and nicely hopped for a session ipa. I was happier with this than I was with many big name session IPAs I've had, and as happy with this as some of the super fresh session beers and pale ales I've had from great local breweries.

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Photo of PianoManKD
2.99/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L - Orange-yellow pour into the glass. Hardly any head to it.
S - The tropical smell is there, but it's not powerful or strong.
T - There is a very light citrusy taste to it, but it quickly goes away.
O - I probably won't be grabbing this off the shelf in the store again by choice, but it's an easy drink.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McMatt7
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Act25
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Love this brewer. This is an adequate session IPA. Not quite up there with Carton Boat beer or their own BITTER AMERICAN - which I liked better.

A: Hazy orange amber in color with low white head. A bit of lace. Limp.

S: Mostly grapefruit, with citrus peel, rising to grass, herbs, tropical fruit.

T: Follows smell, but much more abundant: tropical fruits, grapefruit, and light caramel. Finishes with a decent amount of bitterness.

M: Light in body with medium high carbonation... dry finish.

O: As good as most session IPAs, but a little bland.

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Photo of Jemes21
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spark3148857
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Down To Earth Session IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 515 ratings