RATINGS: 1153   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.

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4.2
JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2003
"Perfumy" is the appropriate description of the nose. Perfume made of fresh hops!!! Orange peel, fresh cut weeds and grass. Rich and thick... you can almost chew it. Wonderful caramel/nutty malts trying hard to balance the superb hoppiness. 75 IBUs. At RAF '03 this was listed as 7% from the cask.

3.8
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Enjoyable aroma. Highly nutty IPA with a big bitterness and hop nose. The hoppiness follows through in the flavor with some floral, perfume tones. Long finish.

3.9
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2003 Draught at brewpub. Great nose. Jumps right at you.
Floral. good copper color. Great hops flavor with a little oak. Bitter finish. I like it.

4.2
joet (2672) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Very powerful big aroma, clean palate, big bitter IPA just like I like them and even a bit more dry. Saying this is one of the best IPAs in the Bay Area may not seem like such a big statement but if that means it's up against Anchor, Big Daddy, Anderson Valley, El Toro, Russian River, Bear Republic, and on and on then it certainly is.

3.6
mwsf (361) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 25, 2002
Copper color. Medium head. Very floral hop aroma. Quite bitter. Grassy hop flavor. Some malt. Slight caramel flavor. Medium body. Tons of hops. Definitely a West Coast IPA. Tasty.

3.4
pivo (2688) - GERMANY - JUN 25, 2002
All hops - from the nose to the flavor and through the finish (and even in the repeat!). Good fresh hop resolution that is typical west coast. I really enjoy these kinds of brews and miss them in Germany.

4.6
DamnGoodBeer99 (13) - Shingle Springs, California, USA - MAR 3, 2002
I just had this beere (and all there others) two weeks ago and still remember how astonshied I was that it was GOOD. Unfortunately, I heard some bad reviews of the beers but I can gaurantee you they were NOT accurate. This is a fun place with great beers (most) and food.
My favorite was there Red (a red version of the IPA?) but the Ipa was excellent and of course the hoppiness was most appreciated! Worth the visit.

4.9
Scoobydoo99 (4) - USA - JAN 24, 2002 does not count
Oneof the Best IPA's in the Bay Area........................................


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