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RATINGS: 1139   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.


Bricks' rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (958) - Delaware, USA - MAY 15, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 Had again on tap. Much better than the first time for whatever reason. Usual piney, hoppy IPA, but a welcomed sweetness (along with hoppiness) on the taste.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4501) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Can: Poured a coppery color with a thick off white head. Aroma was hops. The taste was bitter hops forward with a nice caramel malt backbone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4247) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2016
Can at home. Hazy golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, tropical fruits, lychee and somewhat floral. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity and very refreshing. Nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (1765) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz can with a best by date of 11/11/2016. Aroma is hop forward with a lot of grapefruit, pine resin, and dank notes. Medium malt notes with cracker, toasted bread and some lighter caramel. A hint of alcohol. Pours a fairly clear, pale, golden orange with a medium sized, thick, white head that slowly recedes to a thin film that lingers. Moderate lacing and no legs. Flavor has a moderate sweetness with cracker, toasted bread and some light caramel malt notes. Medium high bitterness and a hint of alcohol spice with a fairly dry finish. Medium strong hop notes with a definite woodiness, but also some grapefruit and pine resin. Hints of other citrus and fruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low, but present alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty boring IPA. Too malty and the hop profile is old fashioned and woody as opposed to fruity and tropical. It is a clean beer though.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (711) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Can. Pale gold in color with a thin white head. Notes of citrus, floral and some earthiness. It has moderate bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Huhzubendah (3443) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Can. Light orange body, mostly clear, with a small, white, soapy collar. Aromas of grain, malt, earthy, resinous hops. Pine, bread, alcohol. Light to medium bodied. Unremarkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (513) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Citrus pine mix of hop arona. Good blend. Medium high in strength. Clear gold with a white cap of head. A bit sweet, with I think crystal malt bringing the sweetness. Pretty thun body but bubbly.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerowulf (89) - , Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Can poured into tulip. Very little head but great lacing. A bit malty for an IPA. Some citrus notes, but not overpowering. Slight aftertaste. Decent and not a typical IPA. Cool can as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1346) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2016
12 ounce can. Honey gold color topped by a large rocky white head. Aromatic piney hop nose. Toasted malt and spicy hops. Typical west coast IPA. Spicy hops balanced by a crisp, nutty, toasted maltiness. Overall, easy to drink with a solid malty backbone. Spicy hops are there for the taking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2751) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Kind of a strange IPA. Bright citrus, a little pineapple. Dry, thinnish, a lot of grassy bitterness at the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1269) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Cloudy medium yellow pour, thin but white head. Nose is citrus. Bitter. Middle is a little soft fruit, and buckets of grapefruit zest. Finishes bitter and long.


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