Toaster Pastry | 21st Amendment Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
India-style Red Ale that uses Calypso & other experimental hops.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,248
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
632
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
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36
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167
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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

21st Amendment Brewery "Toaster Pastry"
12 fl. oz. can coded "SAN LEANDRO, CA SEP07 1110"

Notes via stream of consciousness: So what is this? Red IPA or something else? It's poured a clear deep copper body beneath a full head of off-white foam. The head retention appears to be excellent. The aroma is hoppy and malty with bready and toasty notes. Not surprisingly, the flavor follows. There's definitely some high-kilned malt in here, some biscuit. It's grainy, toasty, nutty, and caramelish but not overdone. The hops are threaded throughout the malt quite nicely. It reminds me a lot of some of the east coast IPAs made back in the late '90's that were a bit heavy on biscuity and caramelish malts, and seemingly with a blend of English and American hops which would most likely have been Cascade and/or Centennial back then. In fact, now that I think about it, this reminds me very much of a beer I brewed back then that took a medal for English IPA at the World Beer Cup - it shouldn't have because it had too many American hops to it, but it did. The bitterness is nicely balanced against the firm maltiness, probably clocking in around 50-55 IBUs, and it allows a little bit of sweet malt to linger in an otherwise dry and bitter finish. It's medium bodied with a little bit of a dextrinous feel to it, and lightly crisp-then-creamy and smooth. Looking back the head has held up really well, and the lacing is quite good but not great. I like it. I think the "Toaster Pastry" name is a little misleading because there's not really that much fruit to it, just some apple/pear and light citrus, but I can live with that; and now that I think about it, maybe that's actually right as toaster pastries never really do give you enough fruit, do they? I could drink a few pints of this, and I'll suggest it's certainly worth trying.
Review #6,552

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Photo of MikeWard
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can into a pint glass. Canned 3/14/19, so 5 weeks old.

Bright reddish amber body, with a thick creamy head. Leaves excellent lacing. Decent carbonation.

Biscuits and lightly hoppy on the nose.

Fruity jammy biscuits on the taste. A decent hop bite. A little sour bitterness at the end.

Mouth close to full. Lingering sour bitterness which spoils the beer a little.

Overall, a nice amber ale offering. Happy to have another 5 in the fridge.

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Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
2.62/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bacher468
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abinferno
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice color, amber with a reddish hue. Not quite as red as a standard imperial red, more of a balance between a traditional red and an IPA, which fits the flavor profile. A hint of maltiness that could have been stronger, but recently balanced with the underlying bitterness and citrus flavors of the hops. Decent representation of the style. Would drink again if I came across it.

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Photo of KMcGrath
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nosquatch
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of wjbent
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nightmare1972
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tazzman
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of armock
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shanty76
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can to becher pint glass, the appearance was a sturdy dark amber color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Lacing was sliding.
The aroma had a nice blend of bread crust/biscuits, some resinous hops, sly earthiness, some fruit jam (strawberry-like?, hmmmmm....somewhat but extremely low).
The flavor was moderately blended the sweetness of the bread crust/biscuit-like contour to the fruit jam-like quality. Aftertaste was the blend of the bread to the jam, somewhat sweet yet quaint.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, seemed just a touch under with a pretty good sessionably smooth aspect flowing along my tongue. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt good.
Overall, wondering if they used Barbe Rouge hops in this to create that "strawberry jam-like" character in this. Me, I don't know and don't see anything on the can anywhere. I'd have this again, pretty good stuff.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.42/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid offering, but one that would have been rated higher if it at been labeled more appropriately in my opinion. More so of a solid red ale, than anything truly representing an IPA

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Photo of zach_960
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fermentedbarley
2.84/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joeyjojojrshabadoo
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Toaster Pastry from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 632 ratings