Hop Crisis | 21st Amendment Brewery

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3.98/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,919
Reviews:
505
Ratings:
1,675
pDev:
10.55%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
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4.22/5  rDev +6%
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

- Ale aged on oak spirals. 94 ibus. 9.7%.

A: Pale lemon-straw pour from the can appears a tarnished brass color in the vessel with a healthy dose of effervesce. The head is 2 inches of diary cream foam, showing a length rate of retention. Lacing is a full sticky band, with a generous rate of coverage.

S: Aroma had a bit of pear-apple fruitiness, hint of fresh wet tropical nature but briefly. Touch of warm apple pie filling, sweet, spicy, golden hops, with some orange juice lemon hints. Everything is fresh and wet, a nice break from traditional offerings.

T: Sweet flavor, alcohol laced fruit, apple-pear, bready, with a alcohol warmth. Sweet spiciness of apple filling, cinnamon, warm lemon-pine, baked cookies. Lemony viscose hop oils and warming alcohol finish.

M: Slippery syrupy mouthful with a lemony alcohol warmth and moderate degree of carbonation.

O: The alcohol is a bit prevalent here, tastes more like a belgian golden, sweet, spicy, fresh, refreshing fruitiness rather the usual dry west coast citrus. Warming glow of alcohol. different.

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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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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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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,675 ratings