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Hop Crisis | 21st Amendment Brewery

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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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Ratings: 1,647 |  Reviews: 499
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Photo of MaddMatt639
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted on December 10, 1012:

A: Pours a rather mucky orange color, kind of like a hefeweizen, but darker. Medium head of foam, disappears rather quickly, about a minute.

S: Smells of hops and something very sweet, but can't put my finger on it. Also, a slight whiff of pine.

T: Not nearly as hoppy as I was expecting. Somewhat piney and very dry and malty in the finish.

M: Very smooth and not much of a long lasting aftertaste. Just a slight maltiness on the tongue. Very light.

O: Not a bad beer at all. I really enjoyed this. It was a nice change from other Imperial IPA's that focus all on the hops.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tut2528
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jaap for this one!

Canned on 8/6/12, poured into a Teku

A: pours a nice light orange color that has pretty high transparency. it created about 1/2 fingers worth of head formation

S: bready biscuit, malt, citrus and fairly nice hop profile. fairly basic here and I'm thinking that this is past its prime

T: malt, biscuit, hops and a bit of oak here. nothing really stands out. there is a slight dry bitterness in the finish that I find rather enjoyable.

M: lighter side of medium bodied, there is a slight lingering oak and hop presence that is left on the palate.

O: would love to see what this is like at its freshest because I think this would be a completely different brew. With that being said, it still is decent. And I must say that the alcohol is extremely well hidden.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dbl_delta
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my favorite DIPAs. It's a crowded field nowadays, but Hop Crisis is right up there with Heady and Sip of Sunshine, IMHO.

Can dated 10/11/14, so this puppy is 5 months old. Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head that dissipates quickly. Moderate carbonation. Really citrusy; really, REALLY hoppy. But the hoppiness doesn't bite - it blends perfectly with the oak and malt to produce an exceptionally flavorful ale. Very easy (too easy?) to drink - the 9.7% ABV is masterfully camouflaged.

21st Amendment puts out some good stuff, but this is by far their best offering. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Nice lightly hazy yellow/orange with a frothy eggshell head that's not going anywhere

S-Big, robust hop smell with a little bit of sweet orange

T- A warming hop character bites from the start giving way to some sweet fruit with a little oakyness. The oak aging does not help to balance out the alcohol tastes however. It is quite boozy. It's a little off balanced with a slightly weaker malt backbone.

M- Bright bubbles almost leave my mouth tingling on my palate. I like it but unfortunately the heavy alcohol content is still a little overpowering

O- I've always liked this beer. It's definitely not a session beer and it doesn't try to be. It robust, full bodied, and delicious!

Serving Type: 12oz can poured into a Sam Adams pint glass

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I snagged a 4-pack of this at the Georgetown Deli last week. Think it was around $9.99 or so... Rough day today at work, so some DIPA will attempt to unwind me a bit....

Poured can 1 (of 2) into a small DT tulip. Color was a muted, medium golden; quite hazy in general. Head was frothy and a smidge off-white. Bubbles were fine and tight, and the head slowly ebbed from 1/2" to 1/8" or so... Lacing was nice, overall. Aroma is a fruity, hoppy mix. Has some sweetish aspects, like tangerine and apricot, plus some pithy characteristics. Body is medium-plus, and it has minimal prickle on the tongue.

Flavor is interesting. Has some sweetish aspects along with a little toasty malt. Sort of like some marmalade on a slice of toast. Also mixed in was some hopping, which was somewhat pithy and rindy, with hints of pine. Not too sweet, not too bitter, and the 9.7% ABV is, scarily, well-hidden. Pretty good stuff.... Prosit!!

3.95/5 rDev -1%look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a can with a light hazy amber color. Just over one finger of white head. Some spotty lacing

S: Pine, booze, apricot, biscuit and sweet orange. A lot going on here and it took a few whiffs to pick it all up.

T: Pine, orange, woody/earthy flavors, and some lemon zest on the way down. A hint of oak. This is all backed by a big malt backbone to balance out a good helping of bitter hops.

M: Medium to heavy mouthfeel that is chewy and oily. Carbonation is mid range.

O: A solid DIPA. I like that there is some oak in there to mix it up and make it a bit different. It gives it some nice body without being overbearing.

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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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