RATINGS: 535   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American session beer. Loaded with hop character and a malty presence, but lower in alcohol.
40 IBUs

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3.9
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Canned on 12/12/11: pours a clear deep golden bronze with a clingy-lacing white head. Has a fresh floral hoppy nose with a clean light malty sweetness. Starts with pretty good fullness and just enough malty sweetness to balance the assertive resiny flavor hops before the drier crisp finish. This would make for a great session beer.

3.5
hopsandvines (61) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2012
This is a great session beer, low in alcohol with a lot of flavor. Pours gold, with a thin white head. Aroma is of light citrus hops with a nice malty presence. Taste is of balanced malt and hops, has a nice hoppy dry finish. One of my favorite quaffers right now. Recommended!

3.6
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Location/Date:Can non January 15th, 2011.

Appearance: Pours a copper clear.
Aroma: Aroma is of citrus and hop.
Taste: Good amount of bitterness, some sweetness from malt.
Palate:Medium body, smooth.

Summary: A very good beer to grab for some session drinking.

3.6
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Can. Pours a clear copper color with a nice, frothy head. Light hoppy aroma. Some malt, as well as a kick of grapefruit at the end. Not as hoppy as most pale ale’s that I have had. Light kick, but light. Slight hops and a little bitterness. But blended well enough to where you can sense everything. Love 21st!

3.8
jlruthven (612) - 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.

3.4
derekbrown (109) - 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

3.8
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, 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.

3.3
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.

2.3
bpreo (2832) - 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.

3.8
dbarnold (1127) - 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.


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