RATINGS: 583   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5315) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
Une bire dore et un col de mousse blanche. Au nez, des houblons bien aromatiques. Orange, ananas, pamplemousse. Un aspect floral intressant et un bon souffle de la fort. Des petits fruits rouges en toile de fond. De la mangue et des malts bien soutenants. Au niveau du got, je note que les fruits nagent dans une potion douce qui laisse en arrire-got une rsine collante. Bonne prsence en bouche. Le corps est imprial. Le ptillement est modr et la texture est bien huileuse. Bonne intensit des saveurs aprs chaque gorge. Lalcool apparat en fin de dgustation. Sa robustesse lui soutire quelques points: la buvabilit sen trouve affecte. Une canette de 355 ml pour deux personnes: voil la faon de la boire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (3235) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 29, 2015
the 12 fl. oz. can with an enjoy by date of 10/23/15.Pale yellow pour with a bit of a chill or hop haze and a modest white foamy head. Fruity and hoppy notes abound in the taste. Medium body and foamy head. has a much more sugary and sweet taste than the aroma would suggest. Not super bitter. More malty and sweet with a subdued bitter finale Still, a decent IPA..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ctplt777 (503) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2015
The only crisis here is what Im going to do when I finish this. The massive amount of grapefruit and tropical fruit has my head spinning. It smells like the ripest mango and pineapple. Taste is all sweet tropical fruit and citrus. No weird sweet maltiness, nothing cloying or stupid. Just big juicy hops. Really awesome ipa, definitely worth picking up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1761) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Hazy gold, frothy white head. Aroma of tangerine, grapefruit, rose petals, flavor of tropical fruit, melon, caramel, booze. Medium full mouthfeel, yet effervescent. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (263) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Wonderfully citrus on the nose with some pine resins to boot. Absurdly clear for an IPA in a deep straw coloring. Lager evanescence with strong hop character. Malts are present but remain backgrounded. Highly pleasant and summer-ready. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 18, 2015
12 oz pour from chilled can into Spiegelau IPA glass. Hazy, orange, lots and lots of carbonation, fluffy off-white head. Very aromatic. Orangey citrus primarily with a little woodiness and a little alcohol. Full creamy and creamy with a bit of a sharp finish. Quite tart. Taste is sweet up front with orange, pineapple, and other fruity flavors. The middle brings the oakiness with a nice woody burst. The finish is long and boozy. All around a great IIPA, a bit sweet, a bit on the boozy side, with an interesting twist in the oak aging.

   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 (4376) - 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 (5898) - 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 (1749) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2015
It seems like its been a while since I had a true imperial 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: Its not often a sweetness is the first scent I get from a hoppy beer, but there is a strong vanilla, almost candy-like aroma thats noticeable as soon as the can is opened. Theres a dank citrusy smell, too; akin to orange juice concentrate and flowers.

Taste: Theres 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). Theres a vanilla character as well probably due to the fact the beer is aged on oak spirals, though its not confectionery-like and its 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: Its 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 theres an alcohol warmth thats difficult to overlook 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

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