Hop Crisis | 21st Amendment Brewery

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Hop CrisisHop Crisis

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by sloejams on 04-08-2008

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy honey blonde with rimming, steady bone white foam that leaves lacey trailers.
Grapefruit peel, lemon curd, tropical flowers and a bit of dank on the nose.
Honey on fresh baguette and some toffee sauce with lots of tangerine, some lemon Fruit Pastilles, and pine needles.
Slightest hint of vanilla on the finish and Seville orange rind linger.
Salty, light to medium, creamy, some burn.

Columbus, Centennial and Cascade; dry hopping with Simcoe, Ahtanum, Amarillo, and Cascade.

There's a lot of promises here not being kept: Simcoe, 94 IBUs, oak... There's a surprisingly amount of sugar, which both blunt the hops and adds to the body which, with hints of wood, buries the hops that should be in a DIPA. Brings neither Ruination pure chalkiness nor big Lagunitas citrus. Nice, and handy in cans, but not what I need in a crisis.

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Photo of fredmugs
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Conceptuallogic
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear honey gold with a finger & a half of head that settles to a thick collar leaving lots of sticky lacing. Strong pine and less strong citrus aroma. Taste follows nose with a nice bitter tail. Crisp and almost juicy. Very enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of TheBrewo
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was poured from the can at Coals in Port Chester, NY into a couple of Blue Point pint glasses. It appeared a pale goldenrod yellow coloring, holding a two finger head of foamy white bubbles. This showed great retention, leaving sticky, patterned lacing down the glasses. A definite haze shone through, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared minimal. The aroma gave pale and caramel malts against sweeter citric and herbal hops, toffee sugars, and warm lactics. With warmth, earthy and muddy mineral added bite and depth, while faint oak added a light astringency. Our first impression was that the hop freshness was excellent, with much more hearty oakiness in the flavoring than in the nose. The sip opened with fresh pale bitterness, yeast, and a wheaty wash. This bittered the initial flavoring, making room for cutting caramel malt depth, and toffee sweetness. The peak came with grapefruity hop bite, wheaty sourness, phenolic plastics, fusel alcohols, and an additional cutting flash of white sugar sweetness. Lemon flesh and pale malts mixed with lemon peel bitterness, and bittered earthy and herbal hops for the finish. The aftertaste breathed with fresh citric wash, peppery booze, medicinal phenols, minerals, and lemon zest. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. There was nice froth, slurp, sip, cream, and finishing pop to each sip, with a decently crisp coating, and mild astringency. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the creaminess of feel, and the solid flavoring. There was excellent slurp and cream to the lip, making for a refreshing and inviting beverage. The flavoring saw through fresh greenness to the hops, again, keeping the sip refreshing, and you coming back for more. We do, however, wish that the oak spirals were more prominent throughout the entire sip, as they get easily lost if the beer isn’t being held in your mouth for assessment.

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3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Points for the concept and reference. Is brewing the new farming? grow/ buy / support local? Yep. It is. Get in now before the market saturates and no one cool wants to drink beer / live in brooklyn anymore. But in all seriousness, a hop famine, as the potato famine, is not a laughing matter

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of atr2605
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a hazy golden orange color with a white head with good retention
S-grapefruit and orange, malty pine aroma lingering in the background
T-grapefruit and orange flavor up front, followed by strong malt profile and bitterness with a bit more citrus in the finish
M-medium-full bodied
O-Not a bad imperial ipa but some of the flavor seemed muddled together. Still quite enjoyable, but ive had better examples of the style

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GilGarp
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 8/6/12.

Served cold into a goblet, Hop Crisis is a copper color with considerable haze. The head is thick and sticky leaving lace as it settles.

Aroma is sweet and hoppy with some nice oak aging elements.

Flavor is more balanced than I was expecting from an imperial IPA. Good sweetness upfront leads to oaky vanilla character. It finishes citrusy, hoppy and bitter with a nice dry alcohol burn but without being hot.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall a very well done oaked IPA. One of the best of this style.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Durge
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy grapefruit-amber color with a decent white head that settles to a modest layer and leaves a respectable cascading lace. The aroma is a loveable blend of nutty malt and piney hops. Simply delectable! The flavor comes on with a similar theme though a bit thinner than what the aroma suggested. There's some citrus blended with the pine hops and slightly yeasty oat grain with crisp hay-grass. It's solidly medium bodied with a polite spritz of carbonation and a clean, fluid feel. This a great, high quality entry to the DIPA world...in a can no less. Big kudos to 21st Amendment!

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,655 ratings
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