Hop Crisis | 21st Amendment Brewery

very good
1,643 Ratings
Hop CrisisHop Crisis

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by sloejams on 04-08-2008

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I just bought a 4 pack of these. Like the overall taste, but a little bit "alcoholic", and began to lose the "hops" taste as I got further into it. It is not nearly as hops-intense as I had originally predicted. If you like a good kick from your IPA, but not a lot of bitterness, this is the one.
My favorite IPA's are Dogfish 90's, and the cheaper more mundane Sierra Torpedo's. This brew very much reminds me of the latter, but with more alcohol.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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2/5  rDev -49.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.92/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of PatDugan
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hops Crisis is literally the equivalent of someone taking a bat and smashing you in the face. I mean that in the best possible way. This beer is strong as hell, and has a kick that will quite literally knock you off your feet.

If you can grab this off a tap somewhere, by all means go for it. Not bad in a can either in a pinch.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on a hazy, golden body. The head settles pretty quickly but leaves decent lace.

S - A pungent aroma of floral and pine hops with clean malt in the background.

T - Sweet mat and fruity hops up front. Some pine and citrus notes in the middle with a touch of toffee. Finishes with turpentine, grapefruit, and a strong, somewhat medicinal bitterness.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - It has a lot of potential at first with a great aroma, but things fall apart in the finish. Harsh bitterness and an odd hop profile in the flavor hurt the drinkability and leave me disappointed.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with nice lacing on a cloudy golden body.

S: lots of citrus hops with mostly orange and some lemon.

T: spicey, orange sweetness and tartness from the hops. malt base is noticeable but doesnt dominate. Finishes very herbal and with metallic notes.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: The hoppiness is there, just not the hop flavors I really enjoy. Definitly worth trying and a good beer overall.

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Orange clear body with 1 finger head. Lots of lacing.

S: Pineapple. Smells like canned pineapple. Sweet malt, some pine, sugar.

T: Pineapple, some woody-ness, sweet malt, some alcohol notes. Quite tasty.

M: Low carbonation, but quite smooth. Dry finish.

O: Very unique IPA. It's a lot maltier than my liking, but it's quite good.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a brandy snifter. This can is a month or two old and not nearly as tasty as it was when fresh. My review might be (slightly) biased due to numerous earlier excellent experiences.

A: Tight white head, golden-murky body. Good lacing.

S: Not nearly as powerfully hoppy as in the past. Mellow, fruity, and alcoholic, with a touch of oak aging apparent.

T: Big, bitter, and woody. Smooth and robust, with a solid bitter-fruity base. The oak aging has definitely become more pronounced with age (as hops diminish, I suppose). Heavy malts that used to offer balance now offer a heavy mouthfeel. Lemon zest, alcohol, and malty tannins.

O: Great DIPA, but be sure to drink it fresh. Recommended. Have had several and would have again. Complex and delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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