Hop Crisis | 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
82.8%
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3.98 w/ 1,643 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sloejams on 04-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,991
Reviews:
498
Ratings:
1,643
Liked:
1,360
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
10.55%
Alströms:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
234
Trade:
2
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Photo of armock
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Canned on (10/15/16). Malt and floral hop bitterness. Some Black tea flavor. Oaky dryness. Fairly balanced for a bigger imperial IPA. It's not bad for a close to 6 month old imperial ipa. Tastes closer to an american barleywine.

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Photo of craftaholic
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sharp bite up front. Strong alcohol and wood finish. Nothing remarkable but tasty nonetheless

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Photo of JPadilla
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lonborgski
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 12oz can to a tulip glass. Can marked "Enjoy by 10/15/16" -- oh well, it takes a while to get cans from San Francisco to Maine.
Look of slightly cloudy deep amber with a nice head that fades and laces.
Slightly fruity hoppy smell--ripe oranges.
Taste balanced between ripe fruit and home-made bread.
A bit of tart bite in the feel.
Overall, pretty good canned double.

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Photo of macrosmatic
2.93/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Cigar City El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Hazy gold, with a finger's worth of white head that fades fairly quickly. Fairly low visible carbonation.

S: Citrus – orange and grapefruit. Sweet toffee malts, vanilla, and mild oak tannins. Some sweet caramel, and maybe hints of oxidation, both suggestive of some age in this IPA. Mild resin and tropical fruit notes.

T: Oranges and toffee, biscuit malts and vanilla. Mild caramel and age again. Tropical fruits, mild oak and resinous bitterness. It finishes with sweet malt and sweet orange-vanilla mix.

M: Medium body, with good carbonation sensation and low alcohol presence.

O: Sadly, this is old. The stamped “best by” date is on the bottom is 10/15/16, I’m drinking it on 12/5/16. The only reason I decided to still post a review - this was just purchased in the last week from a local bottle store. The bottle shop just got it in from the distributor 3-4 days before (J.J. Taylor in Tampa, if someone is wondering).
I checked with two other bottle shops in the area. All three of the shops received packs of this beer with the same “Best By” date from the same distributor.
While I’m not in the habit of reviewing outdated IPAs, I think the brewery needs to have some responsibility with the distributor they choose to work with – and the ball was dropped here big time. I don’t know if the hiccups occurred between brewery-distributor or distributor-shops, but either way it’s unacceptable. As it is, it’s a barely acceptable IPA. The wood aging just adds to the sweet toffee and caramel flavors that have developed with age. Either way, it doesn’t hold a candle to Cigar City's White Oak Jai Alai. I will update this if or when I find an acceptably fresh four pack.

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Photo of Timtac
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can a little past BB date stamped on bottom but stored cold.

Pours with a very hazy, light amber body topped by a large, frothy white head that has very good retention and leaves ample sudsy lacing.

Fruity aroma with hints of oranges, pineapple and soft ripe fruits.

Flavor: fruity hops dominate. Hints of oranges, pineapple, vanilla, oak and caramel. Nice moderately bitter finish with plenty of hops.

Mouthfeel: medium body with medium carbonation and a mild bite from the ample alcohol and hops.

Overall: an excellent, easy drinking DIPA.

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Photo of Dayvcrocket
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sillyhed8
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of junaman
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitburger
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ordybill
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass at the Taco Mac in Atlanta, GA. The appearance is a clear copper color with a large white head. The aroma is a nice blend of citrus and pine hops. The taste is very close to the nose. A very good beer.

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Photo of GFD400
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Best by 10/9/15"; drank 7/14/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from a can into a glass.

Semi-opaque light orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big white head; a frothy curtain of lace.

Pineapple & faint vanilla notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Pineapple & mango flavors up front; mild vanilla & faint grapefruit notes on the finish. A fruity, balanced DIPA with no booze heat; nicely done!

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden straw color, slight haze to it and a fingers worth of bubbly head. The nose has plenty of hop smell to it with citrus but the barrel comes through with oak and vanilla. The taste is a great interplay between the juicy hops, the oak barrel vanilla, and biscuity malt. The feel is slightly thick, almost syrupy. This is an excellent oak aged IPA. Too many get it wrong. I will be comparing this to Burton Baton, my favorite beer in this style.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mush
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This mixed up the light brown and dark orange colors into one caramel appearance. This one looks sticky. The aroma had lots of citrus hop notes and some of that malt stickiness.

The taste was big, it was barleywine level thick maltness, plenty of caramel as already noted. They don't skimp on the hops, I get a lot of Simcoe and C hops here. Lots of bitterness. The oak is a nice touch and imparts that aspect quicker than barrel aging, allowing the hops to still be fresh. While it does great at covering the alcohol, it comes as the expense of a dry malt bill, as this one is thick to absorb some of that abv.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gotzilla
3.51/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Foamy suds like laundry soap that died quickly.

Urine colored.

Smell is ok except not strong enough to identify.

Taste was nice at the beginning, but turned into something that burned a little. I'm moving on.

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Beer rating: 82.8% out of 100 with 1,643 ratings
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