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RATINGS: 1141   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2010
12oz can. Transparent, orange-tan color. Foamy off white head. The aroma is very pleasant, cool, flowery, fresh hops. Very smooth on the palate, mellow carbonation. A nice balance between the malt backbone and the dry hopping. A touch soapy. It lacks something body-wise, a little hollow. OK. A little too strong for itís own good, doesnít really mask the alcohol well after awhile.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Can in trade from bhensonb I believe. Aroma is quite nice, plenty of citrus zest and pinesap, just like the description, caramel/crystal malt backbone. Flavor much the same, big juicy citrus character, fades through the middle, malt is starting to dominate. Pretty clean, well attenuated. Iíve had the can for some time now. Need to rerate this fresh, imagine itís pretty solid, and quite a bit underrated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (1165) - 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 Iíve 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 (1648) - 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 Nō, 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 (5305) - 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. Flavorís duration is medium.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1112) - 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 wouldnít 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 isnít 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 itís a tad on the light side, the malt and caramel forefront, but a nice transition to earthy hops that werenít 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.


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