Saturday, August 20, 2011

21st Amendment Hop Crisis Imperial IPA

Since I had to pick up a case of cans to drink on the beach, I went to Westy’s in Camp Hill and came out with a case of 21st Amendment Hop Crisis Imperial IPA. The beer pours a honey color with a frothy white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of resiny fresh hops, tangerine, grapefruit, passion fruit, orange, and pine. The taste is bitter and oily with lots of citrus flavors including orange, tangerine, grapefruit, hints of pepper, and pine. Oak comes out in the finish and a lightly sweet orange flavor lingers in the after taste. The alcohol content is 9.7% ABV. The Hop Crisis was a refreshing beer for the beach with an excellent bitter hop flavor to cut through the extreme heat and plenty of hop oils to aid in making you sweat even more.

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