Blah Blah Blah IPA

California
United States
21st Amendment Beer Blah Blah Blah IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Here at the 21st Amendment Brewery we are huge fans of IPA and love our hops like anyone else, but we also like to have fun. Our Blah Blah Blah IPA is a tongue-in-cheek, commentary on the popularity of this style and all the sub-styles that have become part of craft beer conversations and offerings. At 8% ABV, our Blah Blah Blah IPA is a deep gold color, double IPA (of course) and is jammed packed with hop flavors and aromas. With nine different hop varietals including Equinox and a one, two, three, 2-pound per barrel dry hop punch of Mosaic, Citra and the latest Idaho 7 hops. On top of all that the late-kettle boil additions give this beer a juicy, hop chewy flavor. A firm grain bill of Pilsner, Golden Promise, honey, wheat and Vienna malts gives great structure and support backing the complex confluence of hops. IPAs are here to stay and Blah Blah Blah in many ways is a tribute to their prevalence and popularity and we love it. So, grab yourself a Blah Blah Blah IPA and celebrate this plentiful style and hoppy indulgence.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
65.301
Hops: 
Chinook, Centennial, Mandarina, Bavaria, Cascade, Equinox, Moteuka, Mosaic, Citra, Idaho 7
Malts: 
Pilsner, Golden Promise, Honey Malt, White Wheat, Vienna
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer pours a slightly hazy deep gold with a large ivory head of fine bubbles. The head sticks around for a while, and leaves a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. Initially, the aroma is tropical with notes of mango and strawberry, with a supporting malt backbone that is bready with a touch of toast. As the beer warms, the malt profile becomes a bit more prominent with flavors of bread crusts and a bit of honey taking precedence, and the hop flavor is tropical, leaning more towards perfumy, strawberry and tangerine. This beer conveys a clean fermentation and substantial alcohol warmth, and, coupled with substantial bittering, is almost balanced by the malt. Finishes crisp and dry with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a very well balanced beer for the style, with bitterness, hops and malt all expressing themselves with nothing too overpowering or in your face. An excellent beer that would be equally at home with a sweet and flavorful Chinese Hoisin chicken or an oily bratwurst.