Bitter American | 21st Amendment Brewery

Bitter AmericanBitter American
BA SCORE
72.7%
Liked This Beer
3.85 w/ 1,266 ratings
Bitter AmericanBitter American
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This American session ale packs a lot of hop and malt flavor into a refreshingly lower-alcohol brew, making it the perfect beer to have on hand when you have a little history to make.

42 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-16-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
357
Ratings:
1,266
Liked:
921
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
11.95%
Alströms:
3.93
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
127
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,266 |  Reviews: 357
Photo of T-34-85
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prisdefer
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aemowgli
2.06/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SamQ
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well, let me put it this way, Bitter American certainly lives up to it's name! To be honest though, the bitterness is what makes this beer. The taste is truly unique to the beer.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color, good clarity, 1/2" white head. Hops provide a metallic light edge, grapefruit, bitter.

More bitterness but appropriately placed and quantified. Grapefruit, lightly toasted pale malts. Simple. Effective. Manages a high degree of flavor on a light body. They really should bring this one back.

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Photo of Bissel328
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fabiand
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gefinley
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamesmk48
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of magic_swaggin
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cobratrooper
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrewBest
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a glass (so many previous dittoes, never again).
3.75/4/4/4.25/4.5
Perhaps the perfect session ale. It's tinted darkly, and it smells like hops. Loads of dank American hops. After the nose, the taste is a bit of a shock. The first thought is thin, but not it's not *thin* it's just not incredibly boozy. The taste is rooted in a surprisingly robust maltiness and laced with piney hops all along the flavor. Highly recommended.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jfstilling
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Sebas
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Nshibumi
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Morey
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sad to see this retired for the space monkey session IPA. she was a beauty. Excellent brew to quaff on a warm day. Goes down real easy with a crisp finish accentuated by a heavy bitterness that overpowers the hop.

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Photo of RJB66
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 72.7% out of 100 with 1,266 ratings
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