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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
An American session beer. Loaded with hop character and a malty presence, but lower in alcohol.
40 IBUs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (589) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
derekbrown (106) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2012
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyReynolds (1055) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bpreo (2068) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (5413) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2011
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5092) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2011
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.

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