21st Amendment – Hell or High Watermelon

Published On July 23, 2015 | By Stephen Rubke | Anything Beer, Beer Reviews

San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewing is locally known for, among other things, printing their cans (not bottles) with fantastic artwork. And on my 4th of July week, I was patriotically drawn to two of their most popular brews. Emblazoned with the Statue of Liberty is Hell or High Watermelon.

I’d had this beer a few years ago and remember being unimpressed. But I decided it was time to revisit. This is a fruit-wheat beer, and I have to say that watermelon is an odd choice because it’s generally reserved for candy as fruit flavors go.

My initial impression from years ago may have been overly harsh. It’s not terrible, but it’s also not terribly sophisticated either. It does a fine job of walking the line between traditional wheats and fruit beers. I don’t think hardcore craft beer guys (dare I say, beer snobs?) would really enjoy this one. It’s definitely a casual drinker’s special. I give it 3/5. Meh.

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Stephen Rubke
i, I'm Stephen. I'm an airline pilot and reformed beer drinker. Born and raised in southern California and lived the last half of my life in the SF Bay Area. I like sports cars with clutch pedals, airplanes, and both college and pro football. I spent most of my 20's drinking High Life and Rolling Rock, but was shamed into beer snobbery by the woman who would become my wife. Currently I enjoy travelling around the country and searching out the local beers. Cheers!

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