olilitewu (4) - Seattle, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The high IBU sacrifices the complex flavor that a good IPA should have. The aroma is fine, it is great to smell, but I can’t really seem to find the evidence of "assertive malt backbone" in this beer. Also I think it also seems too highly carbonated, which does not help with increasing flavor. It is a bit overly smooth. Seems like the only thing that prevents me from chugging this is the bitterness. However, the hop characters in this beer allows for some sweet taste after drinking this beer.
Overall, I would say 21stA brew free or die IPA feels more like an overly hopped bud lite rather than an IPA.
Savage_Night (150) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear orange with a nice white head. Head retention is good. AROMA: tangerines, pine spice, herbal hops, malt bitter, spice, orange, caramel, citrus, grass bitterness, pineapple. Lightly boozy and tropical fruit. TASTE: hop spice, malty, pine bitterness, spice, tangerines, peppercorn, boozy, caramel, herbs, citrus, grass bitterness, earthy, slight molasses and pineapple. AFTER TASTE: hop spice, citrus, malt bitterness and grassy with a oily dry finish.
c1raider (89) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2015
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strong Amber ale notes with deep hoppy bitterness. Will not buy again, much better options available
GlennHendry (130) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus and pine aroma; pineapple, pine and hay on the tongue with a solid malt backbone
smallfry (168) - - AUG 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Can) A pretty decent IPA. Lots of flavor: a bit of pineapple and nice and floral. Stands out from the usual grapefruit-centric IPAs.
altonbrownd (3977) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can in Chevy Chase. Nice golden body with big head. Nose is spicy, skunky, grassy. Taste is grassy too of hops, spices. Nice texture with hops and other good stuff.
Tayeth (508) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sehr fruchtig es Hopfenaroma mit Pfirsich und weißen Trauben. Geschmack sehr bitter, aber fruchtig und voll.
gueuze (643) - - AUG 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Farbe orange, goldig und trüb. Geruch leicht C-Hopfen und Kräuter. Recht trocken, im Geschmack dann schon sehr bitter und astringierend.
simonblaine (427) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark Amber, big head. Aroma of cloves, papaya, pine. Taste is pear, piney, malty finish. Very good. Paid $2.50 us for a six pack. I bet in Canada that would cost me $18.
Troupis (124) - - AUG 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super drinkable IPA. Not over the top with 70 IBU and an ok fruit and bitter hoppiness. Not a good palate/finish relative to the start and nice initial tastes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drsordr (1600) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had this many times but never rated. Can pour avg gold with moderate white head. Nose a strong dank hop, a some green apple, mild tropical fruit. Taste moderate bitter up front then lightly spicy and fruit hop. Mid palate bitterness lasts through the finish. Reasonable sweet malt. When first available this was one of the best ipa available in a can. Now there are several better options.