Tasty IPA
21st Amendment Brewery

Tasty IPATasty IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,434
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,215
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 8.44%
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
189
From:
21st Amendment Brewery
 
California, United States
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Tasty IPATasty IPA
Notes: Last year, we partnered up with homebrewer extraordinaire, Mike “Tasty” McDole, to collaborate on a delicious, limited-release beer we called Tasty IPA. The beer came and went far too fast and since then, we have all been craving another Tasty cheers so we decided to bring it back for good!
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Photo of Spikester
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lightly hazed gold with three fingers of off white head. Rings and swathes of lace as the level drops.
Smell is floral hops.
Taste is floral citrus lightly dank hops with some bready malts.
Taste is floral citrus lightly dank hops with good malt support.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Finish is wet and lightly sweet.
Overall a tasty mildly hazed IPA.

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

The citrus hop flavor is great. Small head, yellow color, pleasing flavor. Well worth a taste. Found this brewery in a 12 pack assortment at Aldi. All beers were excellent and a great IPA sampling. Highly recommend giving them a try.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured in to a nonic glass, no can dating.

Look- Clear golden amber color. Large off-white head with great retention, heavy lacing. moderate carbonation streams visible.

Smell- Citrus (orange, grapefruit and lemon/lime), tropical fruit (pineapple, papaya and mango), peach/nectarine, caramel malt, light pine and tea, floral/grassy hop notes.

Taste- Similar to the aroma. Citrus, pineapple and mango, nectarine, somewhat malty sweet with a light lingering hoppy bitter finish. Nicely balanced.

Feel- Medium bodied, sweeter side but fairly crisp. Medium carbonation on the tongue.

O- 21st Amendment makes some nice IPAs and this one is no exception.

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Photo of CodyBasden
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice golden with super foamy thick white head with a lot of retention and leaving good soapy lacing on glass semi filtered you can still see little particles floating around with a nice streams of carbonation finally left a foamy cap on top after about 3 minutes, citrusy smell followed by yeast and grass and a little pine, not much of a citrusy flavor a little bitter bite that fades to a bready after taste with a little alcohol twitch at the end, nice medium body medium carbonation no dryness at the end left my mouth wet and sticky

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Photo of Reidrover
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

19.2 oz. can bought from Plaid Pantry ( where else?) in West Salem OR.
$2.25
Great label..Ben Franklin never looked sexier.
Poured into the glass its a regulation American IPA ( non hazy)..burnt orange with a large frothy off white head.
Aroma is a little subdued but what there is is floral and citrus hopping..its nice enough.
Taste is very balanced between the citrus/floral hops and a some really high class caramel malts.. Not getting any of the intensity others describe..may be old..but its a nice IPA.
Nice typical IPA mouth feel.
Overall OK beer and good for a gas station/convenience store find

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a huge billowy head of white foam. The head of foam has an incredible retention, very slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the of the brew is massive of a tropical fruit smell with lots of pineapple, mango, and papaya. Along with these smells comes notes of a herbal and pine hop as well as a touch of grapefruit, giving a nice sweet and dark smell to the brew.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice dank hopped taste with lots of herbal and pine hop mixed with a cracker malt flavor. While light in fruitiness upfront, as the taste advances more and more fruity tastes come to the tongue with flavors of some tropical fruit and orange joining the taste profile. More and more hop comes to the tongue with it being a mix of grapefruit and an increase in the herbal and pine hop. The mix of dank hop and slightly sweeter fruit tastes take the taste to the end and leaves one with a nice dank and easy going flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel -The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly higher. For the dank hop tastes the feel is rather nice and makes for a crisp, dank, sipper.
Overall – A tasty IPA overall. One definitely worth trying if you have the opportunity.

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Photo of Attlebridge
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Golden and hazy, very nice head and lacing on glass. Once the head settles, it's a nice rocky top.

Smell: Hops, citrus, and malt. Everything I would expect. Definite floral notes, but they're fairly subdued.

Taste: Bitter and juicy. Very nice grapefruit with a bitter back end. I like high IBU beer, and this one sits at around 70

Feel: Juicy. It's incredibly smooth with a bit of bitter punch at the back end for me.

Overall: I could easily make this a go-to for a good high-IBU IPA.

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Photo of skisonic
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As it pours, it looks a bit pale and yellowish rather than a fuller, deeper amber like one might expect. Its odor is a bit more pungent to match its stark appearance. Beyond its visage, theres a rich IPA with a bit of a piney tartness that doesn't overpower its flavor, making for a unique and tasty IPA thats dry on the tongue.

I really enjoy this release, I'd recommend it.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nose hits you right in the face...love it! The taste and feel is also great. I was very pleasantly surprised to push this little number past my lips and into my belly.

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Photo of MattDecker
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: not completely see-through lemon yellow
Smell: pine, hop
Taste: piney, hoppy, bitter bite
Feel: medium body, fits well
Overall: pretty good if you like a bitter, hoppy IPA. I don't, but you might!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

21st Amendment Brewery "Tasty IPA"
12 fl. oz. can coded 2329SA 0525"
$2.29 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: I find the label artwork a little disturbing, but OK. It's poured a hazy golden body beneath an inch and a half of white foam. The aroma is pretty intense, including a lot of tropical fruit notes. I'm finding orange, lemon/lime, and peach. The flavor is even fuller and more complex, incorporating additional notes of apple, pear, berries, papaya, passion fruit, black tea, pine, and earth. I thought the name was stupid, but damn, that really is a tasty IPA! It's so complex without being overdone. The malt is basic, just a bit biscuity, and sweetish which makes it a great base for fruity hops. A solid bitterness anchors it, keeping everything in check, and it finishes dry with some short lingering fruit followed by bitterness, herbs, earthiness, and a touch of pine. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp. The only thing I've found that's even a bit of a negative is that the head retention and lacing could have been better. This is a very solid IPA that has great drinkability and fits every occasion that I can think of. Well done!
Review #6,769

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Photo of FriedSlug
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mostly clear, light gold beer with a quickly fading white head. Leaves a few bands of lacing behind. Nose is caramel sweetness, grapefruit and pine. Nice citrus flavors with a pleasant sweetness and a balanced bitter finish.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into small chalice: color is murky straw / light gold, head is off white with fine bubbles and presents at 1-1.5 fingers thick and dissipates to frothy top.

Smell is pleasant blend of more traditional ipa standards - pine, earth, bitter citrus rind, some herbal notes; light toasted malt.

Taste is similar to aroma with pleasant hop notes leaning more toward bitter citrus rind, herbal notes, earth, and some pine; dry bitterness amongst some light malt notes of biscuit and toast.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, bitter and dry, very good.

Overall a very good IPA with simple but well executed flavors and aromas and bit of haze in the presentation.

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Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a nice clear amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has malt hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a malt flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good India Pale Ale

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Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip. No freshness date... cool artwork... kinda looks like Benjamin Franklin getting freaky with some hops.

L: Hazed medium golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Light grains and citrus. Grapefruit and pine.

T/F: Biscuity grains and honey up front... semi-sweet to start with a citrus/pine hop profile. Grapefruit, tangerine, and floral notes. Slightly medicinal. Relatively light bodied... and more citrus/floral character at the finish.

O: A solid IPA. Not 21st Amendment's best, but easy drinking and reasonably good flavor.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice hazy dark golden yellow/orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), piney. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), nice pineyness. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew, nice to see it around here.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz can in a snifter via a friend from work---Cheers Randy!
This solid little IPA pours a chill hazed amber tinged straw color with a
nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin light clumping
layer, and displays some rather nice lacing. Nose of resinous pine,
subtle citrus notes, and sweet honey malts. Flavors expand rather nicely
on the nose with sticky pine and moderate citrus hop notes with lemon
zest and a touch of mango intermingling well with honey sweet malts.
Very nice mouth feel; medium body, smooth, medium carbonation,
and a dry bitter hop finish.

Overall, while I am no huge IPA lover I do enjoy this one for what it is.
Would pair well with spicy food OR a nice refreshing beverage after
mowing the lawn.

Cheers

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Photo of woodychandler
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is one of those instances where I wish that there was some way to capture multiple images of modern beer packaging iterations for posterity. Sigh … The approved pic depicts the original iteration, but the current one has a shirtless Benjamin Franklin (!) & his kite, both covered in hops! 8=O The CANQuest (tm) approves.

From the CAN: "IBUs 70".

I had a 19.2-fl. oz. CAN, which is the equivalent of a UK pint, but it still had a loud Crack! How to proceed on the Glug was the next Q. I had a nice, tall glass ready to go, but I also did not want to take a ChANce on anything more than a slow, gentle, C-Line Glug. I was rewarded handsomely as it foamed up to form nearly three fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with great retention. Color was a gorgeous Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, resulting in an impromptu visit from The Gelt Gang of Croesus, Midas & Mammon, all clamoring for a taste. Nose revealed an unusual admixture of pine, grapefruit & tropical fruits. 8=O Have I mentioned (recently) how much I miss the old standards of pine & grapefruit (citrus)? They were what really turned me onto AIPAs in the first place, but they seem to have been supplanted by tropical IPAs, much to my ChANgrin. 8=( THIS seemed like I was going to be a happy boy. Mouthfeel was medium, about on par for the style. The taste was FANTASTIC! It was a melding of old school & new school with pine & grapefruit tempered, but not overwhelmed, by tropical fruit flavors. It truly lived up to its name, IMHO. I do not know of anything CANparable, so you will have to take my word for it. The melding of the variegated flavors was admirable & they pulled it off beautifully. I will say that I beCAN to feel fatigued at some point, so perhaps a more standard 12-fl. oz CAN is more in order, but that is a minor quibble. Finish was dry, just the way that I prefer my AIPAs. YMMV.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: pine, floral, and grapefruit;

T: dank pineapple for a moment, then lemon-lime with a little lemon rind; a little floral gets added in toward the finish; a little sweetness counterbalances the moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: this IS tasty;

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a light semi clear yellow with a frothy head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is lemon herbs biscuit.

Taste matches aroma. A little lemon tang with herbs bitterness.

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Photo of defunksta
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a 12oz can at 40-45 degrees into a pint glass,

Look: Pours a very clear, golden color. Lighter than you would expect. Unique.
Smell: Aroma is piney and light. Would like more.
Taste: Taste is piney and bitter with minimal to no sweetness, nor citrus.
Feel: A light mouthfeel and minimally carbonated. But with enough oil resin that is well appreciated.

Overall: This is a well-made west coast IPA. Not too sweet with bitter, and pine flavors. Heavy on the oil resin for an IPA at 6.8%. Exactly what I would expect and want out of San Francisco. For an IPA I give this a 3.75.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale gold with a crackly, long lasting head. Citrus, pine, herbs in the hoppy nose. Some sweetness too. Piney, herbal hops in the taste. White grapefruit notes there too. Prominent caramel, bready maltiness keeps balance. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation. Medium bitterness and lingering pine and citrus notes in the finish. Residual sweetness.

A malty IPA that's a bit too sweet for me.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated can into pint glass. Bottom of the can tells you where it came from, but who cares? if they're going to go to that much trouble, why not just put the date on the bottom like everyone else??? IPAs in particular should be dated.
Sorry about the rant.
Pours a hazy golden-amber with a modest off-white head. Initial impression is a resinous, dank, West Coast-style IPA with citrus undertones. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Finish is clean, dry, and somewhat bitter. Quite, uh, tasty.

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Photo of jwc215
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can - Packaged on 09/10/18 (stamped on box of 6-pack):

Pours slightly hazed golden with a foamy/bubbly white head that leaves some lacing.

The smell is dank - pine with a touch of citrus.

The taste is also dank. Resin/pine/wood, with some bitter citrus that comes through in the finish. Caramel and some alcohol are present throughout

Resin lingers on the palate. Medium to full-bodied.

"Tasty" is appropriate.

This just reaches a 4 in my opinion, Nice dank resin pine character pulled together by caramelized malt. A very nice IPA!

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Photo of MikeWard
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can into a pint glass. Coding on bottom of can not helpful in determining freshness, but assuming it's the recent release.

Looks good in the glass. Bright pale golden yellow body. a initial big white head shrinks to 1/2" with a thick ring. constant small streams of carbonation. decent lacing.

A little hay on the nose.

Decent enough hop bite. A little sour. Good strong malt base. Quite pleasant overall.

Mouth between medium and full. Finish bitter and faintly sour.

Overall, a decent enough offering. Nothing outstanding about it, but pretty solid.

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Tasty IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 189 ratings