jlruthven (587) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, poured into pint glass. Dark orange, russet and garnet highlights. Lively white head, reduces to random caps of foam. Subtle hop character on the nose. Some grass, a bit of citrus and biscuit. More malt-forward taste, but the hops are definitely noticeable. Biscuity texture, not thin at all. Finish is a tad sweet. Interesting, highly drinkable sessioner.
derekbrown (106) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge grapefruit notes on this beer that I had out of a can. Fantastic hopping. Very drinkable session beer at 4.4%.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ChainGangGuy (4490) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can - Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a crystalline, dark golden body with a tall, proud, off-white head. Tiny blots of lacing on the way down.
Smell: Moderate maltiness, predominately throwing off a whiff of crisp grains followed by a fresh, inviting scent of flower petals and juicy citrus fruits.
Taste: A light treacle-like sweetness given to the grainy maltiness, scantly toasty, chased by floral hops, citrus tastes of citric lemon and grapefruit juices. Medium-plus bitterness. Drying, lemony finish with a lingering citrus presence.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Bitter American is somewhat along the lines of the Stone session ale awhile back. Somewhat. Always happy to see some lower alcohol options.
AndyReynolds (1037) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to Bigmmartin. Nice looking pale ale with thick white head, nice lacing. Lighter bodied with nice hops pressence. A nice malty backbone comes out in the after taste.
bpreo (1982) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
21st Amendment Brew Co.’s ’Bitter American’ describes itself as a "session beer". Would that be a "session of Congress"? *rim-shot*
The beer tastes like a typical hoppy Pale Ale, but without the higher (6%-7%) alcohol content. Why would you drink an APA or IPA but for the high alcohol? Surely not the taste.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ahhh! The low alcohol hoppy session beer is here! This thing is 4.4% abv and has hops for days. IDEAL summer beer, won’t get you blackout and has a ton of taste. Frankly not sure how they get this much flavor in something so light, but I’m a huge fan.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got back from a run and wanted a beverage while cooking dinner. 4.4%, did you say? Why hello, then. Pours slightly amber clear golden with a soft one-finger white head that mellows quickly. Nose of sticky hops balanced well with delicate malts. Great bitterness. Not much more to say about it than just a damn good session beer, which is exactly what I’m in the mood for these days.
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a really nice pale ale and i think their best offering by far. Smoothly balanced and easy drinking, somewhat tastes like a Dales Pale ale but i think it is better.
onceblind (5220) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pale amber with an inconsistent and bubbly white head. Great aroma of juicy tropical fruit hops--some tangerine, mango, et....but also a sturdy presence of pale and toffee malt. Taste initially starts awkward but gets amazing quickly. Begins with light and slightly metallic leafy herbal hop, but turns to a bitter and floral lupulicious tone with a sturdy yet refrained toffee malt presence. Balanced, but the complexities of both the malt and the hops are equally noticed. Hoppy, but malty. Pretty great!
jgb9348 (5012) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice very crisp copper coloured body with a touch of an orange glow and a nice one-centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of fresh hops, light citrus, herbal and grassy notes with a good sweetness - very mouthwatering! Light-bodied; Very thin, easy drinking with a very potent and drying hop flavour of grapefruit and citrus with a very small malt backbone, a dose of light sweetness and a very nice clean taste at the end. Aftertas is light, airy, dry, herbal and definitely showing a lot of hops. Overall, a very nice, easy drinking APA, bordering more on the edges of a pils (if I didn’t know it was an Ale). A great beer to try and I’d drink a lot more of these in the summer time if I could find them on the right coast. I sampled this twelve ounce CAN (love it) purchased from Village Market in the San Francisco Ferry Building in California on 18-March-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 27-September-2011.