Hop Crisis | 21st Amendment Brewery

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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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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, grassy hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel up front. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid 2IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of rangr514
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of dominic4beer
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jminch
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of djre4orm
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Lee45102
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a cloudy yellowy orange pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head, great lacing throughout the glass.
smells of sweet malt, grass, grapefruit, pine.
the taste is up front with the alcohol, which goes subtle once the hops kick in. a nicely balanced blend of grassy/floral and bittering hops go perfect with the sweet malty backbone of this beer.
medium body, nicely carbonated - very creamy.

halfway through the glass i started to notice an almost bourbon-like taste.. one look at the can and i'll be! it's aged in oak spirals.. as if it couldn't get better - it DID. this beer is delicious. $10 seemed a bit steep for 4 12oz cans - but then i remember paying $11 + shipping for 2 cans of heady topper - so i took a chance and i'm glad i did.

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Photo of demgoth
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of guillemiro
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of cjoc83
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy straw/amber color into a tulip glass, with a billowy 2 finger head that recedes to a layer after a few minutes. Excellent lacing.

Fruity and floral hops mix with some sweet, bready malt in the nose, with an undertone of oak.

Big, juicy hops come out on the front end, segueing nicely into some floral hops mixed with the sweet malt. There is some subtle oak character that brings out sweet vanilla with it. Good bitterness in the finish, along with some alcohol warmth. The flavors mesh well. Not overpowering with the hops, and the sweetness is at just the right level.

On the fuller side of medium-bodied, but smooth as hell. Pretty easy drinking for the high abv.

Definitely a fan of this. A nice blend of citrus/floral hops and malt sweetness with some added flavor points for the oak and vanilla. As far as oak-aged DIPA's go, I still like DFH's Burton Baton a little better, but I'll definitely be picking up another 4-pack of this sometime.

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Photo of bmf5581
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of IPAchris
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Jimmys
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

canned on 08/06/2012. 12 oz can into 2012 SAVOR glass.

A: a very hazed pale orange hue. head retention is great. frothy and white. lacing is thick.

S: fruity for sure. very bubblegum. a decent amount of woody notes that linger on the nose.

T: the fruit from the hops are strong but are still overshadowed by the vanilla oak notes. you can tell this thing as been in some wood. strong but yet smooth. the vanilla is stong.

M: mild carb on a seriously full body.

D: pretty serious brew. lots of oak flavor, lots of flavor. a little hot and muddy though. no need to mix fresh hops and oak imo. not my favorite from 21st.

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Photo of oberon
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic a lighter golden with a well formed half finger white head that left a full ring of lace behind as it settled into a soapy-like mass.Aromas were pretty light with some toasted oak and mild resiny hops,as it warmed some sweet alcohol notes came through as well.The flavors don't really wow you but there is a nice resiny hop profile with some drunken fruit,the mild oak flavors seem to keep everything together pretty well hence a good taste score.I like this beer, it's not overly sweet and alcoholic like way to many of the style and the oak is not over done.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Ego
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2 full fingers of head rise up from da' can, hazy golden hue with a fair amount of carbonation shooting up towards the moon, lacing is particularly clingy, definitely a lighter hue than most DIPAs but that is just observation, not a knock, overall it looks real nice, the head is also hanging out at around half a finger for some moments now.. nice.

dry and bready malt, the hops are slightly herbal, almost reminds me of english hops like fuggle etc. the oak notes are in there, over all this is very subtle, interesting

taste etc...
juicy fruit ? the bitterness comes in at the end in a strange way, the body is medium light and spot on, the abv is well hidden, this just has a very strang taste for a DIPA... it has a sweetness that is slightly off, not sure what to make of this one, it isn't spit worthy but it is confounding to see what the brewer was going for.

off for the style, should some latitude be allowed ? sure, but this travels even outside those lines, it iw worth trying just because it is markedly different from other DIPAs, maybe it is your bag baby ?

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Photo of mscudder
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint.

A - For an imperial IPA of this ABV, the hue is heavily on the cloudy straw side. There is a touch of that deeper orange, but not what I am used to seeing. A finger off-white head with good retention and poor lacing.

S - A strange nose for an imperial. Mostly sweet with some warm hops on the rear. Caramel malts, perhaps a bit of honey and big time pineapple!

T - Big and lush as it hits the palette. Lots of flavor here: tropical fruits, hops and a nice bit of stickiness. Not what I expected but the balance is spot on.

M - Almost a full body, I will deem it medium-plus. Creamy with a massive malt backbone. I like how the hops are noticeable while maintaining big malts.

O - This beer is pretty awesome. Nice concealment of the booze, big malts, explosive hops and fruits all over the place. Great job 21st.

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Photo of ChopsMeister
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of rajendra82
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear body, and pale golden color were nice to look at, as was the two finger thick head crowning above the rim of the pint glass. The aroma was very green and fresh, with smells of pine, hay, and lemon rind on the nose. The taste was quite lemony and tangy, and not quite as bitter as other DIPAs. There was a tinge of booziness coming through mid palette, and the aftertaste was warm as well. A little more stickiness would have helped make this feel more substantial. I liked it as a diversion, but there are better bees in the style IMO.

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Photo of MikeConklin
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
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