Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer | 21st Amendment Brewery

BA SCORE
76
okay
2,794 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
Read the review
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat BeerHell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,794
Reviews:
757
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
20.24%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
705
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,794 |  Reviews: 757
Photo of EatonHops
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dc4three
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Budinetz
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of bbrown12
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Conniehophead
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of tiwee23
4.5/5  rDev +36%

Photo of acbe
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of SpongeRuiner
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Sipchue
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of mzeld
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ipc2000
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Orange
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of SDatoc
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of tectactoe
2.92/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up on a trip back from Toledo. Pours a golden-straw color, fairly opaque, letting some light and opposite-side shadowing through. Wispy white head fades quickly leaving no lacing behind. Nose is full of some wheat as well as a strange hodge-podge of fruit and/or vegetables. Weirdly enough, V-8 tomato juice comes to mind; for some reason, I'm picking up big tomato hints. As time rolls on, the watermelon starts to come out more, and by the end of it, the watermelon is certainly the most prominent aroma, with a slight, astringent tartness that mixes with the sweetness from the malt and the dry wheat. The flavor is also kind of strange to say the least. It's like a light, wheat beer, heavy on the malt and wheat, mixed with some tart watermelon rind in the background. The watermelon flavors bounce in and out, but there's no mistaking the fruit - it's most definitely watermelon. It's more of an astringent, dry watermelon rind kind of flavor, where I was expecting a juicy, fruity watermelon. It's more natural than artificial tasting, though, which is most definitely a good thing. Thin body, medium carbonation.

This beer is weird. I was very excited to try it, and I thought it would actually be a little more fruity than it is. Watermelon is definitely present, but not quite in the capacity I would have liked, and not presented in the manner I would have hoped for. Still reasonably drinkable, and definitely something that I was glad to try, but I don't think I'll be getting this one again.

 1,513 characters

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Philly82785
2/5  rDev -39.6%

Photo of laurastradford
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of Treb0R
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of mp54790
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of haddyhustle302
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Damian74
1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.31 out of 5 based on 2,794 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.