Bitter American | 21st Amendment Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,264 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
Ratings:
1,264
Reviews:
356
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
127
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,264 |  Reviews: 356
Photo of Morey
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pdonovan16
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
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 -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
2.85/5  rDev -26.9%
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 -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xungmound98
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnroby
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeganandDana
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vdub191
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Igotmypistola
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Djaklevic
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ta_hagen
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good session IPA, but a little watery. Goes down well and that 21st Amendment brewery smells that it gives off, is so amazing, you will have to try it. It's on all it's beer's. Just love it. Would grab these session pack's all day long if at your liquor store. Well worth it.

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Photo of Kuebrich
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At first, I wasn't sure why I liked this beer so much. When I bought my second six-pack, it occurred to me. This beer tastes like cunnilingus. I love it. The aftertaste evokes the experience of a good face-sitting.

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Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,264 ratings.
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