jde123 (765) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, served in a Nonic pint glass. I like to order bitter-style beers like this, though was surprised by the surprisingly non-bitter flavor. Not what I expected, I was thinking something more like the Rogue Brutal Bitter, but the 21st Amendment bitter was bland and somewhat boring by comparison. Not one that I want to try again.
argo0 (11814) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some biscuit, orange, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light biscuit. Light-medium body, light acidity, quite drinkable.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub. Gold with a slight haze and sticky white head. The aroma is nicely hoppy with a very pungent and fresh quality that borders on skunky in a good way, obviously not light-struck. Thee is also some subtle fruit character like peach and tangerine. The flavor has a simple base of bready malt with a light toast. Hop flavor dominates the profile with the same mix of sticky, pungent resin, and soft fruity character. Bitterness is form but soft and balances the dry malt character well. The body is impressive for such a small beer, pretty much medium in fullness. Supremely quaffable stuff on the whole, with the dry profile and generous but smooth hop flavors balancing very well. Definitely more impressive than the Opening Day IPA that I sampled after it. A true session IPA if you ask me.
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery. Nice aromatic hop aroma, grassy with some pine. Very light malt profile. Dull darkish amber clear with thin white head. Medium light watery body with heavy carbonation and fizzy burn. Starts very dry, with hardly any malt taste - nutty and dry. Big hops bitterness throughout, with lack of malt sweetness and heavy carbonation it becomes quite harsh at the finish. Clean and low on alcohol but a little harsh for continuous quaffing. Went well with food.
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 21A
Appearance: Golden yellow with a white head and some lacing
Aroma: Citrus hops
Taste: A nice amount of citrus hops but not over the top
This is a well balanced beer, not to hoppy and has a nice bitter finish
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Poured a cloudy yellow gold with not much head.
Aroma: Big American hops and dry, pale malt.
Taste: Citrusy hops, bitterness and pale malt.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a tad creamy.
Overall: Great a full flavored for a very small beer.
badlizard (5536) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Strong grapefruit aroma and taste with some caramel and pine notes with amildly bitter finish.
yespr (33187) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mango and grapefruity hops. Light bodied with a solid citrusy fruity hops base flavour. Bitter and citric finish. Lasting dry and fruity finish, no sweetness at all.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012
Date: July 09, 2009
Appearance: clear gold, scant head
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, lots of citrus
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, lots of crystal malt sweetness, light bitterness
Date: February 26, 2012
Source: tmac perimeter
Appearance: clear copper, dense off white head
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma, pleasant citrus hops
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, caramel malt, well balanced with citrus hops, light bitterness
Overall: a really well balanced and flavorfull pale ale
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
beastiefan2k (2640) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was my favorite beer for the sampler I got at 21st. While everything is hoppy in this place, there is nothing as good as a hop only beer that is 3% (it was listed at 3% on the menu). This is definitely the most hop bang one gets for the abv buck. The brew is a clear dull golden color and has a very sticky lacing. The beer is all clean, crisp, and bitter hops. The malt is almost a non-factor. Long bitter finish, damn the bitterness never goes away. This is the most hoppy beer I have had that was only 40 IBUs.