williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2011
The aroma is dual woody and citrus (tangerine) hops. The oak comes through strongly in the second sniff.
The appearance is clear, golden yellow. Slow, tiny bubbles. Big fluffy head.
The flavor: hops abound, oak and pine sap. The oak is strong, but balanced by the sweetish malt. The malts are sugary but with a spicy rye component.
Feels creamy, bubbly and thick. This is a harsh, hoppy, bitter beer. Heavy on hops but with a spicy finish. Very woody. ALCOHOLNIZM (165) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - AUG 22, 2011
21ST AMENDMENT IS ONE OF THE LEADING CANNED BEER BREWERS IN THE COUNTRY THEIR PRODUCTS PRESENTATION AND CAN ARTWORK ARE ALWAYS EXCELENT, HOWEVER THAT CAN ONLY GO SO FAR THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE BEER HAS TO BE GOOD.THIS ONE IS A LIGHT CRISP RESINY HOPS AROMA, LIGHT FOR AN IMPERIAL IPA THAT IS. POURS SLIGHTLY ORANGE TINTED YELLOW WITH THIN WHITE HEAD, PRETTY BITTER HOPS NOT MUCH SWEETNESS LACKS THE SWWET FRUITY COMPLEXITY OF A GOOD IMPERIAL IPA. WHEN CRITIQUED AS AN UNCATEGORIZED BEER ALONE THIS IS VERY GOOD AND AN EXCELENT VALUE FOR THE PRICE, BUT WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER IMPERIAL IPAS ITS IS SLIGHTLY BELOW AVERAGE AT BEST. ONE OF 21ST WEAKER BREWS. 41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Smells of mint, lemon balm, lemon curd and an alcoholic edge reminiscent of nail polish remover are all present. Flavors of lemon-lime and fresh yard grass are here with a definite alcohol finish that dissipates fairly quickly. Great light body makes this really drinkable but the mouthfeel carries these flavors beautifully and keeps your mouth puckering up for the next sip. Nice offering that is only a bit to much with the ethanol hit. Thank You 21st Amendment. 2011 12 oz. can. DialSquare (5030) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
From a 4pack of cans from Green’s in Atlanta. Very pleasant citrus hop and pine aroma. Taste is nicely rounded - little on the maltier side - with caramel, pine, grapefruit, and oak. Creamy medium texture with light buzz of carbonation. Leaves a moderately bitter, but long aftertaste. Covers the alcohol well. Pretty good. phaleslu (10267) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
200th rating for this beer. 12 oz. can (which says it was canned in Minnesota at Cold Spring, by the way) from Root Cellar in Cincinnati. Split a 4-pack with my sister-in-law’s boyfriend. Great artwork on the pack and cans- 21st Amendment has been doing a great job with that. Pours a bright, cloudy orange-gold color with a pretty thick, rocky eggshell white head that leaves light lacing along one side of the glass. Aroma of oak, floral hops, coconut, sweet and caramel malts, straw, and a bit of butterscotch. Flavor of floral hops, orange citrus, oak, straw, melon, caramel malts, and sweet dough. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, almost coating mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Really nice oak-aged DIPA. Worked well with dinner.
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Can. Pours a bright, clear orange and gold color with foamy white head. The aroma is predominately caramel malt, tropical fruit (mango, guava) and hops resin. The flavor starts off with lots of citrus (orange, grapefruit, tangerine) and toasted malt along with some herbal hops, vanilla and alcohol notes. The body is slightly syrupy with medium-level carbonation and a bitter, boozy finish. It’s a little rough around the edges but definitely delivers on the hops front. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2011
THOUGHTS: I could smell this from two feet away. Quite intense. Hid alcohol incredibly well. The wood wasn’t really very noticeable. Great beer, but it only falls in the middle of the sea of DIPAs.
TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a clear, light to medium orange with an average to large, off-white head that mostly diminished but left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel and candy; moderate to heavy pine, citrus and catty hops; white wine and light wood. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet and light to moderately bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and heavy to almost harshly bitter with a fairly long duration. There was sugar water, pale malts, wood, pine hops, citrus hops, caramel, white wine, a little light fruit, candy and catty hops. The medium to full body was fairly oily with lightly fizzy carbonation and a slightly alcoholic and very dry finish. VsXsV (4438) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2011
Can at Oliver Twist. Clear amber/golden liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of pine, citrus, caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak and coconut. The notes from the oak aging aren’t overpowering and works well with the rest of the aroma. Taste is dry, light sweet and highly bitter with notes of fresh, fruity hops. Medium bodied with ok carbonation. Really tasty, most balanced oak aged IPA I’ve had. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Tap. Golden pour with a white head. Bubblegum and citrus nose. Taste is similar. Super good stuff. vyvvy (6476) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2011
The sure was a pleasant surprise. Pours clear light golden with a large egg shell white head. The aroma has funky tropical fruit hoppiness, light oak, pale malt, floral hoppiness along with mild green onion - excellent. Medium smooth lush body with very gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with more oak giving vanilla/oak presence along with lightly toasted malt and a good amount of spicy / tropical / funky hops. The finish has mainly the hop flavors and is quite resiny. Very nice IIPA.