In this blog, we are going to check out the second of three beers from 21st Amendment Brewery. This beer is their spring seasonal and it is called Bitter American Pale Ale. If you read my earlier blog on their India Pale Ale, you know a little something on this brewery. Up next is the tasting of the beer.
This beer is a clear copper color with next to no head on it. It has a very earthy to slightly piney smell to it. As far as the taste of the beer is a carbonation light piney to it. It is a different taste kicking to it. It has a little Bass Ale but a ton more hoppier but I would not say it is a west coast pale ale. I would say more east coast to just normal American pale ale. The aftertaste is a nice dry earthy hop snap to it. This aftertaste I can live with in it. Just like their India Pale Ale, it is very drinkable.
Here is a description from their website (www.21st-amendment.com):
If you’d been rocketed into space against your will, you might be a little bitter too. Bitter American is our long-overdue tribute to unsung, unwitting heroes everywhere. This American session ale packs a lot of hop and malt flavor into a refreshingly lower-alcohol brew, making it the perfect beer to have on hand when you have a little history to make.
Bitter American is available year-round, in six pack cans and on draft. This extra pale session ale has lower alcohol but all the flavor and hop aroma you expect from a much bigger beer. Give one, or three, a try.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, I really enjoying this beer. It is not overpowering on the bitterest from the hops. It has a very nice balance on this beer. It is really drinkable for the spring and very hot summer days. This is the second beer I had from this brewery and I have to say so far they have not let let me down on their beers. I love the fact that it is not like a West Coast Pale Ales. It is in the middle of the road and gives us craft beer drinkers a break from the over hop Pale Ales and India Pale Ales. This beer reminds me a little bit of Ska Brewery Winter Pale Ale (I believe that is it. I cannot think of the name of the beer.) or Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale, which came out last month to the market. I know how that sounds I am sorry to the brewery but there is not too many Pale Ales like this one in our market like this that I know. If there is please drop me an email, I will go try that beer. They are the normal English Pale Ale or they are a West Coast Pale Ale. I really enjoyed this beer and I want to go to the nearest state and pick up some more cans. Thank you again to my friend Dean for bring me these cans. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser