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RATINGS: 970   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Deep golden color. Citrus and piney hop aromas. Assertive malt backbone supporting the overwhelming bitterness. Dry hopped in the fermenter with four types of hops giving an explosive hop aroma. Previously known as 21A-IPA.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz can poured into a pint glass. A: Pours an amber color with tiny specks of yeast floating around. The head is a creamy two finger offwhite shade. While retention isnít the greatest, I love the texture and the lacing it leaves behind. S: The hops have faded a bit on this one, but it still provides hints of pine and grapefruit. Thereís a lot of caramel and toffee malt featured here, as well. Decent aroma here. T: I first notice some minor piny hop flavors to start, before it washes away with a lot toffee-esque malt. The finish is earthy with touches of fruity esters (unheard of in an American IPA, it seems); to the point where one could mistake the back end for excess booziness. The earthy nature of the malts arenít my cup of tea, but itís okay otherwise. Seems to be a bit more complex than many others in the style. M: Itís well attenuated for all of its maltiness, creating a fairly dry brew in spite of the faded hops and creamy feel. There is a bit of lingering sweetness on the front of the palate, which is expected. O: Gotta love a canned IPA, even if this one isnít fantastic. Iíll have to give this a second chance fresh.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3099) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4 oz. sample at 21A. Hazy straw color with light foamy head. The aroma is citrus pith and pale grain mixed with light pine. The flavor has some caramel, sugar sweetness giving an almost candied grapefruit and orange flavor. The bitterness shows itself in the form of pine resin and is balance a tad with the sugary sweet malt. Carbonations gives a creamy feel while leading to a semi dry texture.

I guess about 3 or 4 years ago this would have been impressive for me. But with so many IPAs available in the craft beer market I just cant find anything that makes this standout. Nothing wrong with it but I would have no need to seek this out in a can on the East Coast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (532) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Poured from can to glass. Honey hue with creamy white head that lingered. Aroma is malt, melon, honey, nectarine, papaya, sugar. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a really nice bitterness in the following that extends through the finish. Overall this is a really nice I2PA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1756) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Draught at 21st Amendment. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, pine, resin snd a bit of mango. Bitter finish with citrus, hops and pine. Good IPA, although a bit bland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (472) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
Poured from 12 fl oz can. Clear golden yellow with slight orange tinge and white head. Malty, mild caramel; hops are a little fruity, resiny, and skunky. Light, medium body.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matt_Foran (23) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Citrus notes to the nose with hints of pine. Deep floral and citrus nose on first sip. Nice foamy head on the pour. Very bitter with dark malt notes. Lingers very nicely on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brinehart (209) - Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2014
From a can by the pool. Nice nose, nice flavor....orangey citrus with a little resin. Classic IPA all around.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (517) - Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Can. Pours mostly clear golden with nice white head. Nose is mango and pineapple. Taste adds a little grapefruit. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pricey290483 (241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
really liked this can from whole foods very hoppy very fruity with a good citrus kick nice smooth bitter finish lovely lovely beer ENJOY!!!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1851) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Draft at 21A in SF. Nose is strong citrus with a lemon and grapefruit character. Taste is strongly bitter and pithy. Moderate hop flavor with mostly lemon character. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (237) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Tasted from can. Pours a slight hazy gold with thick white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is citrus fruits of grapefruit and mango and some pine. Taste is a very balanced IPA. More malty sweet than a lot of IPAs. Citrus fruit with caramel, biscuits, toffee. Moderate bitterness with mild to moderate sweetness. Medium bodied. Above average IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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