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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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In a surprising turn of events, rival superpowers have joined forces to bring a beer of might to the world. According to top-secret documents, recently unclassified, brewmasters for 21st Amendment in California and Ninkasi in Oregon began their brewing careers together many years ago. Leaders from the two breweries reunited recently at a secret camp in the Sierras to devise their master plan. “We are more alike than we are different,” said 21st Amendment’s Shaun O’Sullivan. “We must unite in our common cause,” added Ninkasi’s Jamie Floyd. The resulting collaboration, an ale brewed with California dates, an aggressive arsenal of all-Northwest hops and an unmistakable aroma of victory, deals a unified blow to unoriginal beers around the world. Tasting Notes: This Strong Ale has caramel, toffee, plum, fig and date in a wallop rich malt flavor with a robust hop flavor and balancing this full flavored treat. Citrus, pine, and earthy describe the hop nose that comes from a huge dry hop of the Falconer’s Flight Hop Blend. The beer is also aged on Real California Dates imparting even more natural fruit flavor and deepening the Mahogany hue of this delicious collaboration.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty bitter aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit flavor with bitter hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty bitter dark fruit finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10785) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
On tap @ Provisions Market. Amber/copper pour with a white head. Aromas of sweet caramel, date, plum, and a surprising citrus character. Quite sweet, some toffee, toast, and a touch of nuts. Flavor is really sweet and fruity. Lots of date, plum, and raisin. Plenty of caramel, toffee, and toasted malt as well. Light citrus, nuts, and a hint of alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Yeast and malt aroma. Spice and yeast flavor with rich malt. Medium bodied. Spice and caramel linger with yeast and light dried fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
On tap at Pangaea. Pours reddish amber with a thick beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a roasty red malt flavor with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle:   Deep amber, small frothy tannish head, little lacing.   Very soft bready nose, slight caramel and toffee.   Seems very subtle.   Very soft on the tongue for an English Strong Ale.   Pale breadiness, a little mealy, soft caramel and toffee.   Tastes as it smells.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   I usually expect this style to be a bit bigger, but this one is rather mild.   Finishes bready, with pale sweetness.   I will say its not cloying or too heavy like so many others, but it could stand to be a bit beefier.   A lighter, yet clean and well balanced example.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6111) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Draft at sb. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a very scant light white head. Big dark nutty nose, black walnut husks. Light tangy pitted tree fruit notes. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Nutty earthy fruity mid palate. Long earthy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - FEB 26, 2013
On tap. Dark red with an off white top. Scent is malts and fruity . Taste follows with some toast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber body. Fizzy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts, grapefruit, pine and light floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Alcohol pepperiness in finish. Caramel and raw grain dominate the taste. Got to like thick, forward husky malts to get into this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
pours a clear copper with a small light tan head and very good lacing. smell is of caramel, malt, and slight amount of dark pitted fruits. taste is of dark fruits, a little sweetness, malt, and some hops. ends smooth and a tad bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1707) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bomber. Well, I’ve tried the 21st Amendment version of this and liked it (or so says my rating from a little over a year ago--I don’t really remember it). Let’s see how this one matches up. Pours hazy amber with a medium beige head with good retention; leaves a little lace. Aroma is pretty hoppy--grapefruit and pine are strong; also some caramel and fruit (esters or dates, not sure). Taste is a little sweet and bitter in a very Ninkasi way; it’s savory and earthy with fruit dancing all around everything. See them dance. Body is medium, mouthfeel a little foamy, carbonation average. Tastes good to me.


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