Hop Crisis | 21st Amendment Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by sloejams on 04-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,318
Reviews:
505
Ratings:
1,675
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
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96
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244
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Photo of ThickNStout
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can from Arbor Place Bottle Shop (Douglasville, GA). 9.99/ 4 pack. Canned 6/7/13. Served in a Terrapin goblet.

Pours clear, pale gold with two fingers of thick white foamy head which lingers and leaves large sheets of lace.

Aromas of piney and floral hops backed by an oaky sweetness.

Bitter robust hops lead. Flavors of orange peel, pine, sweet bready malts, oak, floral notes, peppery spice and a little alcohol. A favorable balance of hoppy and sweet.

Oily medium body with subtle yet present carbonation. Coats the tongue for a prolonged hoppy, oaky finish.

My favorite from 21st Amendment and one of my favorite IPAs in a can. I've always enjoyed the balancing sweetness provided by the oak. When it's in season I'll pretty much always have some in the fridge. Definately worth a try if you've never had it.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, like most of 21A's cans, the design is cool as shit, maybe their coolest. Pretty eggshell head sitting on a pale golden body that looks light and inviting for an Imperial IPA.

As I cracked the can and transferred the contents into a large tumbler, a blossom of grapefruit juice hit my nose without me even trying to smell it. Some pine and sweeter notes as I bring it closer.

The taste lives up to the hoppy aroma, but the malt and alcohol make themselves known as well.

It's an Imperial no doubt, lighter on the palate than most. Bitter waxy finish.

Not my favorite of their cans but I'll always get at least 1 pack when they come around.

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

A - pours a pale marigold. Slight bit of chill haze but it clears up fairly well as it warms. Thick mouse- like snow white foam. Leaves lots of spotty lacing as it recedes.

S - aroma is muted. What i can tease out is notes of orange pulp, fresh grain, hay, and resin.

T - sweet and grainy. Bright, bitter orange peel. Resin/hemp oil. Lemon pith. Noticable alcohol heat. Peppery. Medicinal cherry.

M - super crisp. Light side of medium bodied with a creamy full carbonation.

O - big ipa. Decent enough but not something i'd ever crave or actively seek out. Just did not fall in line for me.

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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