Posts Tagged ‘21st Amendment Brewery’

21st Amendment Brewery Monk’s Blood (365 Day 147)

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

21st Amendment Monk's Blood

Another day, another American craft beer from the West Coast. This time it was Monk’s Blood by 21st Amendment Brewery. Monk’s Blood is a Belgian Dark Strong Ale that seems to define it’s own style.

There are plenty of malts in Monk’s Blood. I believe their site had eight listed. Quite the assortment and somehow they pull them all together to make a blend that really doesn’t characterize one over the other but a synergy, almost creating a new profile.

I could definitely go for this again and would recommend it to be appreciated slowly. Now it is time to start thinking about beer number 148. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8, Taste: 9, Look: 10, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 8.9

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21st Amendment Brewery Brew Free Or Die IPA (365 Day 111)

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

21st Amendment Brew Free Or Die IPA

Usually every night after work, I am thinking about the tasty American craft beer I will knock down. Last night I had arrangements to go for a sleep study. Yep, the wife has been asking me to go get tested for a long time, more because she is worried about me than anything else. At least that’s what I am led to believe. 😉

I only had about 40 minutes to get myself ready and my belongings together for an evening at the lovely sleep hotel. I had to find a solid brew in a short time and get out the door. I figured something light, easy drinking, and hopefully refreshing would be a perfect sample.

Brew Free Or Die IPA by 21st Amendment Brewery quickly caught my eye and became suspect number 111.

Brew Free is an American IPA that is supposed to have a nice hop aroma and flavor that in neither of the cans I have had the chance of having seemed to be missing. In spite of this, I would still like to get a chance at a fresh can as I believe this beer would be well above average tasted and appreciated in that form. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8, Taste: 7, Look: 9, Drinkability: 7, Overall: 7.6

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Four American Craft Beer Reviews

Friday, October 29th, 2010

American craft beer and Thursday nights go really well together for Rich and I. We work on the site, review a few beers, and are usually genuinely happy with a constructive evening.

Lately the number of beers has dipped but I don’t think that is a bad thing. We have become to enjoy them more by discussing what we think of each one. Our ratings, per beer, has also become more in sync with us barely ever being off about .3 – .4. In the scheme of things, that is close.

This week we tried a group of beers I brought back with from my Darkness trip that I had made with Mark this past week. The theme, outside of the last beer was wet hopped beers. Each beer was good in its own right but Wet took the show. How can a wet hopped Furious be bad?

The Thursday night lineup for October 28th, 2010 in the order reviewed:

Not a bad night to get primed for the weekend. Now I just have to figure out if a Darkness is the right beer for Halloween on Sunday. Enjoy!

21st Amendment Brew Free Or Die IPA

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Just yesterday I mentioned how I had been out of sorts and not had a chance to review an American craft beer in a week. That all changed today. I feel good, I had some time, and the rest of the family was out. Perfect timing to partake.

I have a group of beers that need to get rolling as they are hoppy and been in the cellar for about a month. I hate old IPAs and the like. I haven’t had a 21st Amendment beer before, so I figured a can of Brew Free Or Die IPA was a good choice for the evening. After all, I wanted something in hops in it and I figured it should have plenty coming from the west coast.

Out came the pour which looked about normal for an IPA: good foam, retention, and lacing. But that was probably the best part of the beer for me. It was really sweet with malt and honey throughout: aroma, taste, and mouth. Cloying is a single word that I could best describe the beer. The hop profile isn’t what I expected for a west coast ipa as it was a little subdued. Still it was good for the beer and made for a pleasant profile.

I have the 21st Amendment Watermelon beer. I have heard good things. That might be up for tomorrow. Enjoy!