Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer | 21st Amendment Brewery

BA SCORE
76
okay
2,742 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:
2,742
Reviews:
739
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
20.3%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
684
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,742 |  Reviews: 739
Photo of RoryOMoore
5/5  rDev +51.5%

Photo of utopiajane
3.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy and yellow with a stream of bubbles rising to meet a fat white had of foam that leaves patchy lace as it falls. Nose is a nice wheat with a bit of sweetness on it. The watermelon is a touch of floral and almost a backnote on the nose. There is a bit of hop grass and it too is sweet. That is blending nicely with the flaked wheat. Taste is good. It's perky and has a thinner side of medium mouthfeel. You could even call it light. A crackery malt crispness , a nice malt dryness and a little bit of natural wheat sweetness. Nothing honey like or rich. The watermelon in the drink is light and floral but unmistakably watermelon and the hops grass meets a touch of spice to intrigue the palate a bit. The finish is balanced and there is a slight hop bitter and a light little aftertaste from malt. There is a juicy citric quality that does not meet any definition of a fruit and that keeps the beer balanced and tart in the drink.

I darn like it.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of larryarms847
3.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very light red/pink with a fairly slight haze and a half finger of airy off-white foam.

Wow, tons of watermelon aroma, not much else to speak of, but very pungent.

Flavor matches well with the aroma, but seems to be missing some punch. Again, tons of watermelon in the flavor with not much else to really make this stand out.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, slightly grainy, prickly carbonation, decent.

Overall, the watermelon is definitely there is aroma as well as flavor, but this beer is rather bland and lacking something.

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Photo of PhatAtUT
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Rado
3.7/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of AleWatcher
2.47/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Grabbed a can (for ticking purposes) while on a roadtrip to Minnesota...

Served in a tulip.

Smells and looks more like a Saison... A tart, lemony, hazy, orange-tinted yellow in color...

The smell is tart lemons and odd spices... Hard to pinpoint-- perhaps it's just spicy notes from the yeast and wheat.

The taste actually pulls off watermelon! Very very watermelon. A hint of watermelon bubbalicious gum... Quite interesting.

A small head fizzled quickly to nothingness and left no lacing.

As it warms, the smell becomes more of a fruit juice blend-- ruby red grapefruit/watermelon... Hmmmm.

The taste is better than the smell, but neither are great.

The body needs more carbonation. It comes off as too thick and oily.

Overall, this was a fun one to try, a fun one to tick, but not one I ever want again.

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Photo of Phelps
3.64/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can at the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Fest.

Mostly clear pale gold in color. A one-finger head of frothy white becomes a medium ring and silky, thin top layer.

Smells tangy, like a tart watermelon jolly rancher. Some sourish, grainy wheat as well. Weird.

Tastes far better. Light and refreshing, with noticeable wheat and the perfect subtle touch of sweet watermelon juice. Rather than tasting artificial, as many have claimed, this tastes to me like fresh muddled watermelon. So good on this hot day.

Medium-light body, with moderate massaging carbonation and matching fizziness. Crisp and so very drinkable .

Hell or High Watermelon Wheat may be the perfect summer beer. Light and refreshing, with a subtle fruit flavor that reminds of Fourth of July picnics.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of gonzo000
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of tedho21
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of delta490
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale cloudy straw with a barely present fizzy white head. The aroma is light with both yeasty esters and watermelon. The taste is a nice crisp watermelon flavor, not sugary but refreshingly sweet. A nice light body with a little bit of carbonation. A great summer beer.

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Photo of pootz
3.52/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Can from trade:

Pours a hazey straw colored wheat ale in the flute. 2 finger rocky cap doesn't last well but laces the glass moderately. Lively artificial carbonation.

Aroma is quite pleasant: wheaty biscuit tones with fruits and musty melon. Light bodied, peppery mouth feel. Tastes almost like it smells but the melon is more detectable, yet not offensively overpowering or synthetic. Finish is dry, clean crisp.

Great little summer sipper. I like it and I usually don't like fruit beer.

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Photo of kodt
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajzy
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Hop_God
3.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of ambruns1979
3.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tim007007
3.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of edthehead
3.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.3 out of 5 based on 2,742 ratings.
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