Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

PhatB420's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (824) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Tinny taste coming from the can. But for an ipa the hop freshness is released as soon as the can is popped. Floral hops, piney resisn, birch trees, dried sap, and some grapefruit. Frothy head resinates and holds stable as the brew settles. Orange highlights make up most of the color with a splash of burnt gold and hay. Aftertaste is metallic, hoppy, and malty. This is a cool brew to drink and to have. Thanks Gonkified.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1987) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1393) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4886) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconch (336) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (687) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (361) - USA - APR 5, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoptimusPrimed (154) - SPAIN - MAR 30, 2016
A nice IPA with good notes of fruit. From can and a little metallic. Good balance and not crazily hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (338) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2016
Pours dark orange with medium head. Aroma: ripe tropical fruit, biscuit. Taste: again a lot of tropical fruit, nice pine bitterness in the taste and good long bitter palate. V good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2375) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Pours a cloudy/hazy yellow golden color with white head. Citrus, pine, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes much like it started. Decent but average IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacNJ (25) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2016
This West Coast IPA has an awesome hop punch, but it is well balanced with a malt backbone. Many beers from the west tend to be VERY hoppy. Stone gets the hops right, where as, I find Sierra Nevada acidic and harsh at times (depending on the brew). 21st is extremely smooth, and it goes down like itís 6.0% (or lower) ABV. The reality is that itís 7%, so you may want to conserve on a work night. I picked a six pack up for a mere $8.99...what a bargain for my area. Cheers!

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