Bitter American | 21st Amendment Brewery

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Bitter AmericanBitter American

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours pale, cloudy orange color. White head that fades relatively quickly. Moderate, disconnected lacing. Citrus in the aroma, otherwise faint. Some visible carbonation but not excessive. Thin, but sweet malt initial taste with bitter hops next, and lingering in the aftertaste. The aftertaste is a bit unpleasant and faintly fruity. Not much mouth feel - thin. Not well balanced; the overall impression is thin, watery and hopped. Not very impressive. Even though the brewer calls this a pale ale, with "bitter" in the name, I was expecting better balance, more malt, not watery citrus. Disappointing.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into tumbler. Finger of head. Dark cloudy orange. Smell is fruity, citrus. And bold strong malts. Taste is a little bit bitter and hoppy and a lot of malt. Medium feel. I don't really like IPAs or APAs and it was no different although I keep getting them.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes 3/11/11. Pours a transparent darkened amber, approximately tangelo, with a puffy white head that dissipates a bit quickly. Aroma is bright citrus hops with some lightly sweet caramel malt. A bit floral. Taste seems a tad off. The hop notes seem kinda soapy and mostly just provide bland bitterness with a touch of citrus. The malt flavor isn’t bad but kinda uninspired and largely hidden by the hoppiness. Mouthfeel starts sudsy but grows watery. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really drink bigger than its abv, which is my standard measure for lower abv beers. This just tastes like a weak APA, though not a bad one.

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Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,266 ratings
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