Hop Crisis | 21st Amendment Brewery

very good
1,642 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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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a hazy complexion and a dark golden straw color. A short white head sits on top. Pretty dense and leaves some nice lacing.
Aroma is hoppy of course with a bouquet of pineapples, peaches and apricots.
I dont smell any oak.

The taste is real bitter, an oaky dry bitterness from tannins. Hardly any hop flavor mainly bitter. Sweet caramel malts but take a back seat on this one.
Another thing is that it has a big alchol bite, too big.
A desent DIPA but way way....way too much alcohol in the taste. It takes away from the flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance- pours a bright golden orange with half inch head that lingers and leaves lots of lacing.

Smell- not very strong, citrus and a bit of old oak.

Taste- very good. Strong citrus and grapefruit then as it warms it starts to display the malts with some vanilla and wood notes. Sweet, hoppy with just a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel- fairly thick and creamy for an IPA, good carbonation.

Overall- really good beer, the oak accents the hops well. Very drinkable, dangerous as this is 9% Abv.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy medium golden with a frothy cream head that dissipates slowly.

Resin, muted citrus, dank hops, fresh cut grass, and a fairly sweet, bready malt character form the initial aroma. Smells like fresh dough and a resiny bowl met a grapefruit.

Flavor is disappointingly sweet. There's decent hop bitterness and resin at the finish, but the sweetness is cloying. Notes of grass and citrus are somewhat overwhelmed by the malt. The oak blends well into the flavor profile, so much so that I don't know if I'd know it were there if I weren't told.

Body is fairly full, with moderate carbonation, and moderate alcohol warmth.

If the malt were dialed down a bit or attenuation were better, this would be a great beer. It's only 2 months old, so age isn't to blame.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.97 out of 5 based on 1,642 ratings.
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