Beer Review: 21ST AMENDMENT HOP CRISIS

Beer Review: 21ST AMENDMENT HOP CRISIS

Publisher: 21st Amendment Brewery
Genre: Beer Reviews
Print Length: Not specified
ISBN: Not specified


Introduction

21st Amendment Brewery’s “Hop Crisis” pays homage to a period of hop scarcity. This imperial IPA is oak-aged and features Columbus, Centennial, and Cascades as bittering hops, with Simcoe, Ahtanum, Amarillo, and Cascades for dry hopping.

Appearance

The beer pours a cloudy amber tinted yellow gold with a decent retaining cap of tight white foam.

Aroma

The aroma is dominated by big citrusy hops, with a danky character.

Taste

Hop flavors of resinous pine and citrus are prominent, accompanied by notes of orange peel and a moderately sweet malt backbone. The finish offers a nice piney bitterness, though the oak qualities are not discernible in the taste.

Mouthfeel

The beer has a slightly astringent mouthfeel, is full-bodied, and has modest carbonation, giving it a somewhat rough texture.

Critique

Overall: 21st Amendment Hop Crisis is a surprisingly tasty DIPA. It strikes a good balance between sweetness and hoppiness, making for a satisfying drinking experience. Despite the lack of detectable oak qualities, this beer stands out compared to the brewery’s recent seasonals and special releases.

Conclusion

In conclusion, 21st Amendment Hop Crisis delivers on its promise of a hop-forward experience, making it a commendable addition to 21st Amendment Brewery’s lineup.