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RATINGS: 1141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsjay (54) - Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Best beer Ive ever had in a can, directly out of the can, unfortunately. Surprising hop aroma and taste, not too bitter. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2009
can thanks to bhensonb. looks like i am the 300th rater of this one. poured a light gold with a white head and some spotted lace. aroma was very fruity, pineapple, and pine. flavor was pine and lots of fruits carried by a light body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2009
(can from riversideAK). Copper color with light cloudiness. Medium off white head. Strong pine hop aroma. Pine hop flavors with a light malt sweetness. and light bitterness. Avg duration. Light dry finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Can thanks to ericanders. Amber with a cream head. Nose is fresh hops with watermelon and other fruits. Rather nice on the palate with a smooth flavor of creamy fruity hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Pours a transparent dark golden bronze with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramely malts with a mild grassy and grapefruity hop character. Starts with pretty good fullness and malty sweetness with a pleasant citrusy hop balance before a crisp, bittersweet finish. Could use a little more hoppy assertiveness, but is still quite drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2009
12 oz can received in a trade a while back, poured into a tulip. A bit old, so lack of freshness may affect scores, but well see. Pours clear amber with creamy, frothy off-white head. Aroma of very sweet caramel malt and floral/citrus hops. Taste is very sweet and caramel-ish, with some sweet fruit and pine. Crisp medium mouthfeel. Very good, Id like to taste it fresh!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2009
12oz can. I have had this numerous times since it showed up in the WA market a few months ago, but figured it is time to rate it. Nose is biscuity pineapple and malty peach. Tastes like a cracker up front. Moves into some citrus and tropical fruit and then malt and piney bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2009
GABF 2009, day 1: Fluffy carbonation along with a smooth texture. Rich malts but not overly malty. Moderate bitterness. Zingy hop finish. Not overly exciting but its a solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1499) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
UPDATED: APR 28, 2010 Cloudy pineapple juice color. Big foamy head. Great head retention. Specky lace. Citrus aroma; orange/grapefruit. Puckery pale malt. Touch of sawdust. Pungent woody hoppy flavor at first. Fruity with a bitter citrus bite. Some bready, roasted caramel malts as it warms up. Oaky finish bookends it. A little bite on the swallow; thick like an Imperial IPA. Beautiful and citrusy. Sweet, hop-heavy and nice. Balanced, not too bitter. Sweet and spicy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5337) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Really light color for an IPA, being golden and all that. White head. Piny hops in the aroma. Taste is pretty hoppy and leaves an aftertaste. Malt backbone along with a pretty generic citrus taste. This is a legit good IPA and has a high alcohol content for additional points when in comes to value.


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