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RATINGS: 1128   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.


ThisWangsChung's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz can poured into a pint glass. A: Pours an amber color with tiny specks of yeast floating around. The head is a creamy two finger offwhite shade. While retention isnít the greatest, I love the texture and the lacing it leaves behind. S: The hops have faded a bit on this one, but it still provides hints of pine and grapefruit. Thereís a lot of caramel and toffee malt featured here, as well. Decent aroma here. T: I first notice some minor piny hop flavors to start, before it washes away with a lot toffee-esque malt. The finish is earthy with touches of fruity esters (unheard of in an American IPA, it seems); to the point where one could mistake the back end for excess booziness. The earthy nature of the malts arenít my cup of tea, but itís okay otherwise. Seems to be a bit more complex than many others in the style. M: Itís well attenuated for all of its maltiness, creating a fairly dry brew in spite of the faded hops and creamy feel. There is a bit of lingering sweetness on the front of the palate, which is expected. O: Gotta love a canned IPA, even if this one isnít fantastic. Iíll have to give this a second chance fresh.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Deadpool37 (56) - - JUN 20, 2016
Pours a beautiful golden color with the slightest haze floral and citrus aromas citrus flavors slightly bitter finish mild hopps

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciocanelu (995) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 12, 2016
Clear orange color with off-white head. Aroma has sweet citrus fruits like oranges, tangerines and a slightly dank note. Taste starts with the sweet citrus fruits backed up my some malts, gets more floral in the middle and finishes with medium bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation. Overall itís a really well made IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hiledd (68) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Citrus and floral aroma. Lemon, grapefruit, and malty flavor, straw yellow color, medium body, very bubbly and light ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1982) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2016
12oz can from Whole Foods (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of citrus, especially orange, somewhat herbaceous. Clear orange with a fairly lasting white head. Pretty dry, orangey. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (817) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Can on Virgin American flight. Aroma is pine, ammonia, something sweet and fruity, maybe melon and orange. Taste is mild marmalade-y with bitter peels.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (2016) - Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Can - big foamy head, medium gold color, big piney hop aroma and flavor, mild may backbone, resiny finish, pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1402) - Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Drank from a tulip, poured from a can, this IPA had a light to medium orange pour and gave a one finger white and faint off-white cover that was somewhat lasting, there was a faint haze in the glass, the nose had orange and grapefruit citrus hop aromas, light toasted malt and faint bread, orange fruit and some melon like notes as well as some orange jelly sweetness, the flavors were fruit and grass hops with some pine and resin, light toasted malt, there was less sweetness than on the nose, there was a good hop bitterness that dried the tongue a bit with a little malt following, the mouth feel was less than medium, it felt light for a 7% alc. beer, it was creamy, and had average to lively carbonation, the hops were light tropical fruit with a touch of grass, light malt and fruit sweetness, the flavor had a good hop bitterness, a nice drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Pours a golden color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconch (341) - - APR 23, 2016
Golden pour. Nose of light hop with more sweetness. Initial taste is sweet malt with a quick transition to bitter. Very drinkable beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (691) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
Pours gold with a medium white head. Aroma is deep dark dankness with some malt. Taste is rich tamarind sweetness with deep deep hoppiness and a dry aspirin-bitter finish. A truly interesting palate.


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