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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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A strong DIPA, not necessarily with enough flavor to back up the high abv. Pours a hazy dark gold color with a big (with a hard pour) slightly off-white head. Abundant lacing and good head retention.

Smell is amazingly weak for a beer of this strength. A little grassy hops bitterness and a whiff of the oak. That's it!!!

Taste is fairly subdued...like a powerful English IPA. There is a good deal of bitterness and a biscuity malt presence. Good balance, but not what I was expecting in a big beer.

Mouthfeel is crisp, rich and bitter. There is some alcohol harshness, but it is not that bad.

Overall, this is an ok DIPA but there are so many that are better.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: Light sweet pear-like aroma up front. Swirling the glass lends to flower and orange blossom accents. Slightly woody background aroma. Fermentation character is clean.

Appearance: Murky amber pour with a thick batter-like off white cap.

Flavor: Juicy citrus hops up front. Powdery resin-like hop flavors. Very pithy and orange/lemon zest-like. Candy orange sweetness is quickly beaten down by the pithy bitterness. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium-high carbonation. Slight warmth on the back of the palate. Slight hop derived astringency.

Overall impression: Dangerously drinkable. Glad the oak is muted and almost non-existent. Nicely done!

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip

Pours a lightly hazy straw orange color with a one finger white head that fades fairly quickly, good lacing. Smell is very resinous with a little pine and citrus, don't really get any oak. Taste is a little sweet with pine and a little bit of orange. A touch of oak, but not overpowering. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Overall a very interesting DIPA, definitely worth trying.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,662 ratings