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Bitter American | 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
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1,266 Ratings
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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
pDev:
11.95%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
126
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,266 |  Reviews: 357
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

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

Photo of pdonovan16
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a pint glass. Pours a hazy copper-orange with an off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing.
Nice aroma full of tropical fruits and toffee.
The taste is hoppy, bitter tangerine up front backed up by a nice balance of sweet malt.
Mouthfeel is medium to thin with carbonation just right for a pale ale.
Really tasty and refreshing. Good beer.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
3.14/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
2.85/5  rDev -26%
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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Photo of TychoNDC
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xungmound98
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnroby
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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