Hop Crisis | 21st Amendment Brewery

Hop CrisisHop Crisis
1,643 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

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Added by sloejams on 04-08-2008

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

12 oz can into my Nerax pint glass, served right out of the bag from the store refrig case.
A - cloudy yellow appearance, big yeasty head with lots of lacing.
S - hops are with you from the moment you crack open the can
T - hop bitterness upfront, but a decent malt sweetness. Considering the high ABV, not tasting a lot of alcohol
M - a little chewy
O - nice, well balanced imperial IPA. Compares well with Deviant Dales.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can was poured into a snifter. Canned 8/6/12.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. More lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Citrus hops, boozy alcohol, caramel malts, and a little oak.

Taste: grapefruit and tangerine, caramel and toffee, mild hop tingly bitterness, and a little oakey.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little boozy, low to medium carbonation, medium bodied, and very drinkable.

Overall: Pretty solid DIPA. I would grab another can.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden yellow with a 1/2 inch head — dissipates to about 1/8 inch — and laces all the way down.

S: Lots of citrus, bits of oak and earth, slight malt.

T: Surprisingly biscuity up front. Quickly gives way to grapefruit and hops. Oaked smokiness masks some of the alcohol flavor near the back. Ends very bitter.

M: Moderate thickness and carbonation.

O: It’s a really nice beer. Not too heavy-handed on the oak flavors, but enough to cover some of the booziness and add a nuanced finish. And you’re never confused about what you’re drinking; definitely a DIPA all the way through. Very drinkable for the high alcohol content, and pretty refreshing, especially near the end of summer. 21st Amendment continues to deliver on the off-the-beaten-path excellence I’ve come to expect from them.

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Hop Crisis from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,643 ratings
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