SotallyTober (94) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber pour with a thin eggshell color head. has a pineapple, mango, pine, and a light citrus aroma. flavors of caramel, hay, pine resin, citrus, nutty, and faint floral notes. has a very strong malt backbone that some what over powers the hop notes. medium body that was sticky and chewy on the palate, with a mild bitterness that stuck around. not a bad brew overall.
edwardbass (647) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color and a smallish white head. Aroma is pineapple, tropical fruit. Taste is a bit disappointing. Slightly astringent piney hops and not a lot of citrus hops. ABV is obvious in there, but not too much. The malt backbone is more prevalent than the hops flavor, which isnít to my liking. Citrus rind bitterness is long lasting with the dry finish. Not bad really, just not to my liking.
markextrae (2144) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
can at home, poured a clear dark golden to amber colour with a white head. citrus, tropical fruits, lotís of mango juice, caramel sweetness, malts, orange, oily mouthfeel. peach, very fruity, leading into a nice hop bitter aftertaste. enjoyable ipa
bigda83 (487) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear amber color with minimal white head. Aroma was mainly citrus hops with a hint of floral. Flavor was grapefruit, lemon, and a bit of sweet malt. Lighter body and think texture. Average carbonation and bitter to finish. Solid IPA for sure. Doesnít really stand out, but Iíd gladly drink more.
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 21st Amendment. Pours a hazy light amber colour with a frothier white head. Aroma is heavy in hop and fruits scents: peaches, apricots, slight grapefruit. Taste is mildly sweet but is balanced by a good bitterness throughout. Medium body, smooth on the palate, and lively carbonation. A really good IPA overall.
jeffbigD (115) - - MAY 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice IPA with medium carbonation. A nice choice of hops that blend well with the grains.
bRUskerDude (4) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2015 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is one IPA that does not satisfy my IPA palette. The malt is too extreme for me to taste the hop and pine resin and citrus load I expect in an IPA. Donít get me wrong, if you like more malt than hop and this is your style of IPA beer then have at it because its not my thing. Itís gross for me, and my other craft beer experts concur this is NOT a favorable IPA for us. Iíll suffer through this point because dumping a craft beer is abuse, but one thing is for sure is Iíll NEVER buy another Brew Free Or Die Young. 21st Amendment has SO MANY OTHER great beers to choose from.
TattooJack (280) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the can of a fridge-pack (6), not sure why they bothered with the fridge-pack since all 6 are usually gone in about an hour and a half. I have bought about 4 sixes of this beer in the past week or two. Get some bitter in one drink and some fruit in the next, itís like a flavor adventure. I like the graphics on the can, but Iím not sure why Abe would be roughing up the other Mt. Rushmore presidents, but then again why does anyone do anything?!
Cuso (5986) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can from trade with amazinwlrdfood, many thanks Rob. Orange amber color with thick white head. Citrus hoppy aroma with pines, resin, some malt. Nice citrus hoppy taste with lot of grapefruit zest, resin. Solid malty backbone. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
Werckmeister (895) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can at home from trade with amazinwlrdfood, many thanks Rob :) BB 05/07/2015. orange, almost clear color. big white head. smells fruity, citric, astringent, grass, light grapefruity, light dusty. medium to full body, soft carbonation, rather slick mouthfeel. tastes quite citric, some sweetness, grass & pines, a bit astringent, herbal, oranges. dry / herbal bitter finish. interesting balanced between sweet- and bitterness, missing some fruity notes on this one though, rather herbal / citric. OK.