Bitter American | 21st Amendment Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,265 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:
1,265
Reviews:
356
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
127
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,265 |  Reviews: 356
Photo of Mark_Stanford
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PCBrewski
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loubar
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can from BevMo. Pours a semi-cloudy golden. Nose of fragrant citrus and faint spice. Taste of fruity grapefruit hops up front on a bready malt base. Finishes with good bitterness. Light-bodied, yet surprisingly bold with moderate carbonation and a clean mouthfeel. Refreshing. Excellent session beer.

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

Photo of shoretaxi
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMSI
4.94/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a TRUE session beer. It's smooth without sacrificing how an IPA should taste. I would recommend this to everyone. Great Job!

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Photo of Burt
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NinjaJesus
3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

More of a west coast feel than the brew free or die but still delicious.

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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BryanHee
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of naturallight1
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Celtics76
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewShalvoy
3.22/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bruceb
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DuffMan23
3.16/5  rDev -19%

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Look: A slightly hazy golden straw with a vigorous white head.

Smell: A bouquet of citrus and bitter hops with a mild malted body.

Taste: Citrus hops greet the palate that fades to a bitter piney hops that dominates while a mild honey malt creeps into the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied. The bitterness beefs up the body a bit but it goes down smooth as the bitter hops linger on the mild finish.

Overall: Just a solid beer. Blurs the line of ESB and pale ale. The ABV suggests it would be watery like some "session ales" but I'd say it was a regular pale ale if I didn't know better. I've had 7% ipas that had thinner bodies then this. Solid beer.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of double2chin
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of jlauhon
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Farinag16447
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MKrauss
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of ILuvBeer
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of harsley
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Bitter American from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,265 ratings.
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