RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. ALLIES WIN THE WAR! is 21st Amendment Brewery’s first ever collaboration beer, a traditional English-style Strong ale aged on native California dates and dry hopped with all-Northwest aroma hops. Available now in limited edition four-pack cans and draft.

Old ale with dates.

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3.5
MikeJslc (778) - USA - APR 22, 2013
Amber, clear, beige head. Malty, toffee and some toast, some fruity date notes, piney-resiny hops character with some citrus.

3.8
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2013
Clear red-copper with big, foamy, beige head, good legs / Lean nose of dark fruit, dark caramel, spun sugar, pine / Light to medium body, some bock-like sweetness & syrupy-ness, but lots of hoppy astringency thin this one out, with good bitterness on finish / Stylish flavors of burnt sugar, date, raisin, orange peel, nut, pine / I enjoy the austere, dry nature of this inherently sweet beer; however, the body/fruit could probably have been a little bit bigger.

3.7
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
On tap at Darby's. pours clear, brown/dark amber & a slim cap that doesn't move. Aroma of wood, nuts, apple, plum. Taste is similar but citrus rind and floral zest bitterness. So roasty! My cat would hate this.

3.6
Zymurgeist2 (2179) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Lots of earth, dirt and wet stone on aroma. Perfume as it warms. Clear copper with khaki head. Dates on biscuit malt . Herbs and floral background. Slight bitterness with slightly dry finish.

3.6
robforbes (2238) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
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.

3.9
TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Can. Pours dark copper with no head. Aroma is malty booze with a matching flavor. Nice beer. Definitely worth trying.

4
DialSquare (4980) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Can from Gail’s Hops and Grapes in Hickory. Deep amber pour. Aroma is roasty malts, dark fruit and spices. Tastes are caramel, bread, nuts, wood, citrus zest, dates and apple. Has a salty vibe. Dries out a little in the finish. Definitely different - well done.

4.4
vidacafe (10) - Seaside, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2012
For me, I can’t help but compare this weird fusion by Ninkasi and 21st Amendment to an IPA; both breweries have such outstanding examples in Total Domination and Brew Free or Die!, I was expecting something more along those lines. It’s quite hoppy for an ale,ever so slightly sweet (not something I enjoy particularly). Almost no finish, but again, expecting that strong after-bite so familiar with IPAs. Good, not great, and not worth the $10 per 4 pack, but def. worth a try!

4.2
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Clear, dark red-amber. Finger of off-white rocky foam with good retention. Some lacing. Nice aromas of brown sugar, dark fruits, caramel, pine resin, alcohol. Flavor is sweet dark fruits, dark sugars, caramel, toffee, pine and light citrus. Finishes with resinous pine hops. A bit of alcohol. Medium-to-full body. Good carbonation. Clean finish. Some warmth.

3.9
Iphonephan (6951) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
From a 12 oz can. Pours a clear dark brown with a very thick off white head, slowly receding and leaving significant lacing. Dates and candy sugar in the nose. Soft toffee and caramel flavor with a mild bitter finish. A really nice beer.


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