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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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: golden orange with white 1 inch head and very cloudy

Aroma: citrus and pine, biscuit pale malt aroma, not a ton of aroma though

Taste: definite alcohol bite but an interesting pineapple taste that is very different from other citrusy beers. Biscuit notes provide backbone. A very fresh and clean taste that has a little oaky green-ness to it.

Mouthfeel: biting, full bodied, medium-high carbonation, bracing

Overall; other than the cloudy appearance and low aroma notes, this is a great DIPA. Interesting pineapple notes play off an oaky green-fresh flavor. Biscuit malt notes provide the backbone.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a cloudy light gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like lemon and unripe apricot, with a little sweet honey and biscuit.
T: It tasted like citrus hops and lemon zest, with some sweet honey and biscuit malt. It had a bittersweet aftertaste with some alcohol.
M: It was watery with a little carbonation. Light body.
D: This was a nice double IPA. I didn't pick up much oak character, although maybe that was the biscuit I noticed. The scent and taste were good, but the body was weak and the finish was fairly harsh. So it want super easy to drink, but it certainly wasn't a bad beer either.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am always on the lookout for a distinctive beer that you can take on a hike, suck right out of the can, and once you reach the bottom of that can, you can lean back and think to yourself: "Life is good." For me, this is that beer.

The oak spirals process gives it that oaked flavor without the caramelness of some of the other barrel aged beers out there. That and the high IBU hoppage in combination give this beer a truly unique flavor.

You don't see it when sucking it out of the can (as it is meant to be enjoyed) but this beer has a really nice color to it, a nut brown.

High ABV sneaks up on you because there is so much else going on with the flavor of this beer.

Along with Oakshire IPA and Fremont Abominable, one of my troika of Best Beers That Come In A Can.

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