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RATINGS: 1129   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (1131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2010
interesting aroma, almost viegary, but not in a bad way, then I think of cantaloupe, but not souring, just not overly sweet. a not too sweet fruity (along the border of cantaloupe & peach) in the flavor, then the hops wash in, contrasting but not clashing, fine balance with just a little hop harshness. almost white head, moderate on a clear slightly amber yellow, surprising warming finish. this is the first canned microbrew I’ve reviewed so was a little wary, fine brew,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Very pleasant floral aroma. Pillowy white head. Amber color. Good bitterness with no undesirable aftertaste. Solid IPA

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2010
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, citrus and peach. Flavour is light malt, citrus and peach hop.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (5153) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2011 On tap at MAd Mex. Looks like pale lager with a decent head. Smells sweet and perfumy. Big bitter taste with a little fruitiness in there that makes it almost palatable to the lager lover. At the end of each slug, its the same: big bitter hops then follows thru with the fruitiness. Very offensive, like the best IPA. Feel is oily soapy and mouth coating. On style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Can->tulip: Pours a huge, white, rocky head that exhibits great lacing atop a clear, orange body that is nicely carbonated. Aroma of citrus and hops. Medium bodied, finishes bitterly, being only moderately bitter on the tongue and a hint of sweetness. Flavor’s duration is medium.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1103) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2010
12 oz. can courtesy Jay. Golden and effervescent, huge, pillowy, egg-shell head. Citrus and piny nose, clean. Solid mouth feel, mild to moderate bitter with decent hop flavor. Very light body, no real alcohol flavor for being 7%, which is rather scary. Slightly metallic, kind of water. Good IPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Serving: Draft at Beer Run. Nice deep copper color with a small, foamy, off-white head. The aroma is substantial and has notes of herbal hops, florals, and perhaps a slight bit of citrus. The taste is solidly bitter the way an IPA should be. Lots of herbal hops, grass, and floral notes. A small bit of hoppy spiciness too. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation and a long, bitter finish. A very solid example of an IPA although I wouldn’t mind just a hint more malt background. Definitely worth drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Most recently - can @ brewpub (though bvc sent me one way back when and apparently I forgot to rate it). Disclaimer - side-by-side with their DIPA, which just isn’t fair to this one. Anyway - nose is maltier than ytou would expect for a "west coast" ipa. Lots of breadiness and raw grain with a less-than-overpowering floral hop profile. First impression is that it’s a tad on the light side, the malt and caramel forefront, but a nice transition to earthy hops that weren’t really in the nose and some citrus as it warms.Finish is dry and crisp. Highly drinkable. Great everyday beer, if not especially remarkable. I recall liking the can from Brandon more than the one I had @ the pub, but my palate was admittedly skewed a bit today.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1768) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2010
12 oz. can from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Dark orange pour with a thick, off-white head. Assertive citrus and floral hop aroma. Great, well-balanced hop bitterness. Mostly tangerine in terms of the most distinguishable hop flavor. Hard to find much wrong with this beer. An all-around solid IPA and a nice addition to the "good beer in a can" lineup.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6484) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Sampled on draft at the Rivertowne Pub in North Huntingdon PA this beer poured a bright orange-amber color with a small yellow-white head that faded quickly. The aroma was sweet, tart and had a fairly strong fruity hop presence. The flavor was intensely fruity and piney with a tangy and bitter presence and undertones of floral and earthy hops. The finish was long, tangy and hoppy with a faint soapy undertone. Medium body. Nice.


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