In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from 21st Amendment Brewery. It is their limited release brew, which is called Hop Crisis Imperial IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not read those beer blog posts, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know this brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a cloudy straw to golden color with a constant white head on the beer. The smell is a heavy tropical fruit to this IPA. The taste of this light body beer is a sweet tropical fruits like mango to pineapple. The aftertaste echoes the taste notes. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a descriation from their website (www.21st-amendment.com):
Shaun and Nico have to break out of Alcatraz. And fast. The Hop Syndicate is hoarding hops, depriving the people of their right to hoppy, aromatic beer. Join Shaun and Nico on their adventure to Free the Hops! First, they plan a daring escape through the sewer pipe, then they surf monster waves on ironing boards, and finally they attempt a high speed cable car getaway.
Hop Crisis. Crisis? What Crisis? A few years ago, when hop prices shot through the roof and the worldwide hop market went into a tailspin, at our pub in San Francisco we decided there was only one thing for us to do. We made the biggest, hoppiest IPA we could imagine and aged it on oak for good measure. This Imperial IPA breaks all the rules with more malt, more hops and more aroma.
- Alcohol Content 9.7% by volume
- Color Gold
- Bitterness Units (IBUS) 94
- Bittering Hops Columbus, Centennial, Cascade
- Yeast Top Fermenting Ale Yeast
- Malts Pale Malt, Munich, Dextrose
- Special Ingredients Aged on Oak
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
End of the hops, this beer is something else in a very good way. This is Imperial India Pale Ale and it does not drink like one. It is light to medium in body for the type of beer style. I love the hops that they used in this brew. It has a well made malty backbone to balance with hops that are being used in it. The hops kick off a nice tropical fruit notes. If you are in the west coast, I highly recommend you stopping into their brewpub in San Fran. They service some great food and you can purchase some of their beer to go from the brewery. I highly recommend this brew too. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser