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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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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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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep golden color…hazy center, I see a few bubbles along the edge…head is just off white and thins rather quickly…it’s almost non-existent after a minute in the glass…(2.5/5)

Smell: Tons of hops bitterness, this thing is emanating IBUs…it’s a blend of piney resin, earthy, woodsy, citrus hops bitterness…I do pick up a pale malt and some yeast when I fight past all that hops bitterness…light wheat notes…all those hops are watering my mouth! (3.75/5)

Taste: Bam! Tons of hops bitterness hits my tongue…pine resin, citrus (orange, pineapple), woodsy, earthy – all the colors of the rainbow…and in large quantities…I have to say, there is a pale maltiness that is noticeable but definitely loses an uphill battle…first phase is hops, second phase is rich luscious hops, third phase is more hops bitterness and a touch of malt…oak flavor isn't overly strong, but does bring a smoothness and a refined taste that really works well here...fantastic! (4.25/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body…tons of carbonation fluffs up bringing a sharp, rich bitterness bite that completely tingles my tongue…this is a true palate wrecker…rich, smooth, luscious…it finishes with tons and tons of piney/woodsy bitterness that lingers well into the following morning…(4.5/5)

Overall: This is one of my favorite brews out right now…the bitterness, while being a runaway train, is mixed fantastically and delivers superb flavor…the higher ABV makes this a beer worth curling up to while watching your favorite show on Hulu or playing the game of global domination...definitely one of the better double IPAs I’ve had, this is a must try for hop heads and beer aficianados…YUM! (4/5)

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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,647 ratings
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