Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer | 21st Amendment Brewery

BA SCORE
76
okay
2,794 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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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
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Photo of Ela
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nihilum
4.28/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

For a beer with such a low score, I can't keep it on the shelf in my liquor store.

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Photo of msscott1973
3.94/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NNicolai
4.35/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a fan of fruit beers but this brew is the exception. I was given a can and did not expect to like it. I drank it reluctantly, at first, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Great balance. The watermelon flavor is not at all overwhelming and works well with the wheat. Wonderful brew for the summer!

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Photo of eifster82
3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Hopwater Distribution in San Francisco, CA.

Yellow, largely clear appearance. Think of typical American lagers. Also, a lager smell. Some watermelon in the taste with a strange 'fizzy' feel. Don't really like it, and will not be seeking it out again.

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Photo of Duffman29
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I really am a big fan of this beer, as far as fruity beers go its near the top of my list. The watermelon isn't over powering which is why Im such a big fan of it. I like how smooth it is and all my co-workers agree it is one of the better beers we have on tap and the stadium.

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Photo of jbexphys
2.81/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PMarcy78
3.81/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MurphyMacManus
4.15/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into mason jar.

Look: Pale gold with a minimal head. The lack of head could be my fault, though. I may or may not have fumbled the pour a bit.

Smell: Wheat funk, slight tartness, and not much else. Again, probably my fault for the bad pour and no head.

Taste: Watermelon Jolly Rancher, but without the cloying sweetness. It's a little bit sweet, but not overpoweringly so. Slight wheat funk in the middle, clean finish. No bitterness.

Feel: Light on the palate and minimally carbonated.

Overall: As fruit beers go, I've had much worse. This one is pretty good, but I think it could be better as a sour beer. A little tartness would balance the Jolly Rancher-like watermelon flavor nicely.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a tall glass. NO freshness dating that I could find, just a weird code on the bottom of the can.

light to medium yellow body, big white head which dissipates rather quickly. Not much lacing. Well carbonated.

Nose is more wheaty than watermelon.

The taste is clean and crisp at the watermelon comes through strong. On a hot day, quite refreshing.

Mouth is a little above thin, finish is watery watermelon.

I've resisted trying this one for some time as I'm not much of a fan of watermelon. But it was better than expected. Not something I would actively seek out, and I imagine on anything but a hot day it would be a chore. But not a bad beverage.

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Photo of jtw21
4.03/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Glowingz
2.49/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.54/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SpaethJam
3.7/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PorterLambic
3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevintaraross
3.81/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TylerGoble1
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.58/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hell or High Watermelon wheat ale 4.9%ABV's 17 IBU's
Look: golden, hazey, white head, lots of carbonation
Smell: watermelon, wheat, malts
Taste: watermelon, wheat, citrus
Mouth: light, thin, crisp, refreshing
Overall: This is a tastey, good smelling watermelon ale. I don't think it comes across as a heftier sort of wheat beer. The body is slightly light for a great wheat ale, but the watermelon comes through and tastes nice.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.15/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can

Pours hazy foggy gold with a dissipating frothy white foam head. Smells like fresh wheat and watermelon, with some floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like sweet candied watermelon, bready crackery wheat, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a nice watermelon wheat beer.

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Photo of apartin
4.15/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RunBeerFood
4.36/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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