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RATINGS: 1128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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BREW FREE! OR DIE IPA is brewed with some serious west coast attitude. This aromatic golden IPA starts with three different hops to the nose, quickly balanced by a solid malt backbone supporting the firm bitterness. Our top selling beer at the pub, this IPA starts big and finishes clean leaving you wanting more.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7226) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub. Golden with a white head. Fresh and hoppy with grapefruit, some malt and hints of caramel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (798) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2016
DATE TASTED: February 28, 2016... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: the Oscars, while staving off what seems to be a virus haunting our home... APPEARANCE: a robust orange amber body with fissures of bubbles blasting upward... the head is snow-white, lush and creamy, with thick cumulus pillows clinging as the glass drains..... AROMA: bright, brilliantly bitter citrus--orange peel, grapefruit, and melon make a powerful entrance...the pine and resin are earthy and righteous... nice caramel and bread suggests a balanced profile... PALATE: smooth, creamy and highly drinkable... the draw is biting at the teeth, and the finish lingers with zest and weight... at 7% ABV, the right amount of drinkable for a session or a stand-alone... TASTE: the citrus and pine soar, with enough fruitiness from the orange and melon to make this definitively West Coast... the caramel is strong, and the balance is struck--this could be an all-day sipper... OVERALL: definitely a nominee for best IPA, as it explodes with flavor, balance, strength and drinakbility--paradoxes that nonetheless are apropos.... delicious hoppiness, and the epitome of what is the stereotypical BIG IPA....

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dykemyster (1) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2016 does not count
What makes this IPA special is that they nailed the malt, it takes some of the piney edge off and is one of my benchmark IPAs, Centennial by Founders would be my other benchmark IPA so I recommend this one to all IPA lovers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (300) - Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Pours hazy orange. Nice lasting white head. Aroma is rich pine, hints of grapefruit, maybe tangerine. Taste is mix of pine and malt, fairly bitter. Light but pleasant mouthfeel. A nice drinkable IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (702) - USA - FEB 13, 2016
Clear gold with a greenish undertone, tall, stiff, lasting head, spotty lace. Beautifully hoppy and exuberant nose. Medium full body, intense flavor, tame mouthfeel with good carbonation but moderate heat, avg length, aggressive finish. Overwhelmingly bitter not quite balanced by the rich malty background. Unashamedly hoppy, grapefruity, malty. Will definitely wake you up. A delight for hop heads. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (679) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Delicious and dank, with a pretty clean malt profile and a big, pungent hop aroma and taste. It also gets an extra .1% for being a shout out to New Hampshire. I’m just biased like that.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quick3Beers (806) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours a light amber from a can, white head with lots of lacing. Good piney hoppiness in the nose and mouth. All around good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2067) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 7, 2016
Draught @ Taproom No307. Clear rich yellow with small foamy white head, grassy hops aroma, low carbonation, slightly sweet taste with balanced hops bitterness, longish finish. Very nice IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2418) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Can at home while visiting Jacksonville. Pours gold with a white head. Lightly sweet piney aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Pine, lemon light toast, orange pith... Nice enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhliesen (812) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Can---light, hazy copper color that matches the background on the can almost perfectly. Nice medium to large frothy head. Aroma of biscuit and malts along with pineapple. The taste is the pineapple citrus noted in the aroma with a backbone of malt. Medium carbonation. Lucked out that I found this in Asheville and the can attracted my eye!


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