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February 17, 2011
21st Amendment Bitter American
21st Amendment Brewery
San Francisco, CA
Bitter American Extra Pale Ale
Late Winter Seasonal
The goal for 21st Amendment here was to brew a hoppy yet sessionable beer. They liken this new creation as "the antidote to the to the strong, dark, intense beers of winter". And it seems they've succeeded.
It pours a bright and clear, crisp amber with an aroma dominated by hops. Hello, Simcoe! Oh yeah, Centennial too. Upon sippage, you'll notice how light the body is. But just enough hop bitterness is there to balance it all out.
Wow, this is one of the better session beers I've ever had, and its only 4.4% too! It's apparently a late-winter release only, but I'd love to crack some of these open on a hot day by the pool.
21st Amendment currently distributes to 15 states: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Minnesota, Ohio, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Georgia.