Hop Crisis | 21st Amendment Brewery

BA SCORE
89
very good
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
Ratings:
1,643
Reviews:
498
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
234
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,643 |  Reviews: 498
Photo of junaman
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitburger
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ordybill
4.17/5  rDev +5%
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 -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
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 +2%
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 -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mush
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
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 +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gotzilla
3.51/5  rDev -11.6%
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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Photo of luke12345
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Deltoro
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.49/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PawG
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldvines
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tomb_ride
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.97 out of 5 based on 1,643 ratings.
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