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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2791) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2009
Can. A little bit of everything really, altough not in perfect balance. Easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Can thanks to RiversideAK. Cool can...beer,not so good. Taste is a little bit soapy, a little peppery, and a hint of citrus. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side and not even a little bit balanced. Not the worst beer ive ever had, but its not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Brewed in the USA...Courtesy of AFI96, thanks Waylo !!! Pours copper in color with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, pineapple, malts and mild hops. Taste is of caramel, toast, mild hops and mandarin oranges. Mouthfeel is thin in body with a small amount of lingering bitterness at the finish. Pretty good stuff in a can !!!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Can. Love the can and giving some bonus points for that one. Cloudy copper color, normal sized white head. Great nose of grapefruit and citrus. Until I tasted it, I thought this could be an upper end IPA. Unfortuantely the flavor’s a bit of a drop off. Soapy and stale grains, only a bit of a that nice hoppy bite. Finishes a little sour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3773) - Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
12 oz can purchased at 99 Bottles in Federal Way, Washington. Pour is copper golden with a slight haze and a two inch off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of soft and faint pine resin and fruit bitterness. Bready mild caramel malt present. Taste is apple fruit, slight sour bitter, and earth resin. Palate is medium. Drinkable, though not that clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Can Pours a clear golden with a decent off white head. The head seems to last well and produce pretty good lacing. The aroma is hoppy with touches of citrus, mostly grapefruit and pineapple, sweet malts, and faintly pine. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is good and bitter. I love the hops. Has a good balance though and not over the top. Has a medium body. The texture is resiny. Has a good finish with a good aftertaste. I saw a sixer of this and because of the name had to buy it even though it was in cans. The can explains why and it makes sense even though it feels wt. Good drinking beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2500) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Good sized bright white head of fine bubbles. Reduces slowly. Nice hoppy citrus aroma with plenty of sweet malts and some tangerine and pineapple. Color is a clear golden orange except for when I poured the bottom of the can in. I guess I did not expect this can to be "bottle conditioned". Just never thought about it I guess. Nice swirl of yeast and sediment. Kind of flat and overly sweet . Lifeless in the mouth. More bitter hops and toasted grains. Oily palate. Not very dry or crisp like you would expect from an IPA. Finishes sweet and oily with some lingering fruit. Not as good as expected.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Indy Brewers Fest 2009 - Hopapalooza - Stinky aroma of citrus hops with a nice malty back. Flavor is chewy citrus hops with a malty finish. Nice balance. Tasty

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Lightly hazed gold with a large off-white head. Smells of tangerine, [pineapple, grapefruit, and a hint of caramel. The flavor had notes of grapefruit, toast, tangerine, and caramel. Has a nice lasting finish that just sits on your tongue but doesn’t totally kill you with bitterness. As an IPA is was maybe a step above average but is one hell of an argument for craft beer in a can.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Lots of carbonation to start, poured half and had to let the glass set for the head to go down. Foamy head, transparent yellow colored body. Once I poured the rest of the can it was rather cloudy and slightly darker. Smell was all sweet citrus. Not a bad taste at first, good hoppy flavor. Offputting bitterness towards the end that I didn’t really understand. Overall pretty decent IPA though.


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