21st Amendment Down To Earth Session IPA

Posted: November 20, 2015 in 21st Amendment Brewery, American IPA, Reviews

I’ve started to listen to some other beer podcasts and one of them interviews a different brewer every week. It’s really interesting to listen to and it’s made my commute so much more tolerable. This brewery came up in one of the podcasts, but I can’t exactly remember why. Let’s see how it went.

downtoearth

ABV: 4.4%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Down to Earth is the natural evolution (pun intended) of Bitter American, our original session ale. We thought it would be fitting to bring our space chimp home and let him chill. Whether you have a long mission behind you or a full afternoon ahead, this session IPA will help keep things real. More relaxed than an IPA, but with all the hop aroma and flavor, Down to Earth is our tribute to unsung heroes and unplanned adventures. Down to Earth is available year-round in six-pack cans and on draft and pairs nicely with a variety of things, including lunch.”

Random: The can art almost made me think this was a seasonal.

This beer poured with a two finger, slightly off white head that dissipated slowly. It left generous lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, bright orange color with lots of carbonation visible. The nose was strong with pine resin and a medicinal note that was off-putting. The taste had the same pine resin, but transitioned into very bitter grapefruit pith. It had no sweetness from the malt and the taste was disjointed and unpleasant. The body was light with just enough carbonation to make it palatable. The finish was quick and piney with the same medicinal note. This was $1.67 for the can ($.14 per ounce). Despite the price, I just didn’t enjoy this one and I don’t think I’ll be revisiting it.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

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