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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
The name is a tribute to the hop shortage a few years ago. An imperial IPA aged on oak spirals using Columbus, Centennial and cascades as the bittering hops and dry hopping with Simcoe, Ahtanum, Amarillo, and Cascades.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (961) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
Can from a sweet trade, thanks Justin. Pours a clear copper, finger of white head, some lace. Nose is sweet malt, caramel, not a powerful hop presence. Tastes sweet, malt, smooth, bitter, sugary. There is some oak there too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3999) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Pours a chill hazed golden orange from the can with thin white lacy head that leaves light wisps on the glass. Aroma is big piney notes with citrus pith back end, caramel sweetness rounds it out. Taste is more to fruity citrus zesty from the hops, nice caramel back end, but mostly just warming booze from the grain. Really good balance, low carbonation, booze is pretty well hidden, good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5659) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Can. Golden body. Nice hoppy nose. Really nice hoppy taste with lots of pine, cactus and caramel notes. Bites in the middle. Really nice. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChadPolenz (1690) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2015
It seems like itís been a while since I had a true ďimperialĒ IPA. You know the kind that are intensely sweet, boozy and dank with hops? 21st Amendment Hop Crisis is the epitome of that style, especially as done by West Coast breweries with its citrusy taste, sweet smell and big body.

I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. It had an enjoy by date of 10/22/15 and cost $5.99 ($0.50 per ounce).

Appearance: A very hazy shade of traditional orange; perhaps a bit brighter than most of the style. Pours to a fairly large, white, foamy head which laces and retains quite well.

Smell: Itís not often a sweetness is the first scent I get from a hoppy beer, but there is a strong vanilla, almost candy-like aroma thatís noticeable as soon as the can is opened. Thereís a dank citrusy smell, too; akin to orange juice concentrate and flowers.

Taste: Thereís a taste I associate with the IIPA style which is a little different from an ordinary DIPA. This beer exemplifies it pretty well. Much like the aroma, the first thing I notice is sweetness. Nearly sugar-like in its delivery with a taste of orange juice or sherbet (not spicy like orangepeel). Thereís a vanilla character as well probably due to the fact the beer is aged on oak spirals, though itís not confectionery-like and itís not particularly woody, either. An intense bitterness through the middle and on the backend is coupled by a strong alcohol presence. Delectable to be sure, this is what I want in a strong hoppy ale.

Drinkability: Itís pretty obvious right away that 21st Amendment Hop Crisis is a hefty beer. The mouthfeel is weighty with noticeable viscosity. The texture is soft and smooth, though thereís an alcohol warmth thatís difficult to overlook Ė even at colder temperatures. That 9.7% ABV does make itself known. The hops do too as they linger on the tongue, but are more sweet than dry. This makes a good standalone beverage for the IPA drinker.

RATING: 8/10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (954) - - AUG 8, 2015
Can. Soft golden hue with a fuzzy head of eggshell. Aroma blends grapefruit, pineapple, sweet apricot. The pineapple comes through in the flavor, alongside orange peel, Hawaiian rolls and sugar cookies. Body is an ephemeral medium-light; carbonation is bright and prickly. A good double IPA that doesnít get too sweet or too bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (4003) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Pour is a hazy golden with a large white head. Aroma is a big citrus hop with some lemon-lime notes. Flavor is more of a honeydew melon and pear hop with wallop of alcohol. Finish is clean with notes of the fruity hops left on the tongue. The alcohol is here in a big way. Not a burning but more of a sinus clearing way. Still not a huge caramel malt bill to get in the way, this is all about the various hop varieties used. Itís tasty but powerful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1952) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
12 oz can from four pack purchased at Andersonís Sawmill. Hop Crisis is a nearly clear golden yellow beer with a fine head of white bubbles. Nose is grass and grapefruit scent of hops. Taste is initially dry but sweet on the end. Medium malty but a good amount of hop presence that becomes more prevalent towards the back end. Body is very lively. a very nice DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1395) - Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Can into tulip glass, clear light amber-hued golden color with white head. Aroma notes of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits, tad lemon, pine, some spices, malt sweetness and faint oak. Taste adds mango, pineapple, orange, peach, resin, honey and some grass bitterness. Heavy-medium body, low-moderate carbonation, sticky, dry with surprisingly quick tropical bitter finish. Not getting much oak at all but a surprisingly refreshing tropical-leaning DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
draft at Coles & Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. solid IIPA. big bitterness, piney hops, malty backbone. Big hop presence, well done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
12oz can from Binnys in Highland Park - perfect while cutting the grass. Got that lemony light orange hop that is seldom used. Bells Oracle overwhelms it. Solid, and a good one from this brewery. 13.9

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