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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Photo of andyfrancis
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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Photo of TheLevi4000
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Warlocks-Passage
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Kochiss
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of hinemk76
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of Teleweizen2
3.14/5  rDev -21.1%
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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Photo of GWW
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of jnance34
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Pookie
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JorSince88
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TonyTalon
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of dweeuu
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Nolen12
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Joshuwutphilly
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TheMsnLink
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ltdantheman
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of stakem
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a snifter. The brew appears a perfectly clear golden orange color with 3 fingers worth of pillowy off-white foam that is slow to fade.

The aromatics are that of grapefruit and neutral citrus zest to herbal rind elements with a hint of catty quality. It is quite dank and overall displays a weedy feel with trace alcohol inclusion also felt in the nose.

The taste includes a bit more caramel malt than you might think based off the aromatics blended with a soft vanilla aspect. Plenty of citrus to fruity hops with a mild floral accent. There is a lot of hop flavoring present with mild bitterness being well tamed by the residual sweetness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is quite a drinkable brew with the alcohol being well surpressed. The combination of oak and high hopping rates can sometimes lead to a brew that is disjointed. I think the oak is subtle enough in this that it doesnt distract from the brew and overall it works. I would drink this again. However, I would enjoy it even more if it was a bit more on the dryer side instead if heavy and sweet.

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Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of themegamancave
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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