In this beer blog, we are getting into another beer from 21st Amendment Brewery. It is their Toaster Pastry India Red Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this West Coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this California base craft brewery. Let us get into this red IPA.
It has a clear red color with a white constant head. The aroma has a citrus with hints of nutty notes. The taste has a sweet malty to biscuit notes with a strawberry jam aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.21st-amendment.com):
Our first beer out of our new brewery is an homage to its former life as a toaster pastry factory.
Biscuit malts give the beer a slightly nutty, crust-like flavor, while pale and dark Crystal malts create the mouthfeel and flavors reminiscent of strawberry jam. Calypso and other experimental hops give this ruby ale a welcome bite, plus a few more in the hop back for a toasty-sweet aroma.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In the end, I always love picking up new beers from this brewery. It does not matter what the craft brewery puts out. My last trip to Ohio, I was happy to see this beer on their shelves at Joseph Beverage Center. There is a nice balance on this beer. I like it. I do not think this brewery puts out a bad beer. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser