RATINGS: 1150   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.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
12oz can. Pours a cloudy, orange-golden colored body with a big, two-finger width, very creamy and rocky, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is big and bold grapefruit pines at first, but as this opens up, more and more sweeter mangos, oranges, and herbal lemon-grass comes in. Just a touch of resin on the hops. Solid caramel backing with a moderate sweetness and a bit of a sticky toffee smell. Very bright and fresh nose. Nice. Flavor is similar. Fairly sweet all-around. The pines are more lemon and orange flavored with a lighter grapefruit while that herbal grass is still there with just a pinch of earthy spice. The caramels are soft and smooth and give off a bit of a biscuity sweetness, but seem to thin towards the end distracting from the cleanliness a bit. This finishes with a light to moderate bitterness and some resin as the pines start to come out more towards the end. Fairly sweet and lengthy aftertaste following a soft and smooth, lighter, almost watery body with a moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid IPA. Pretty sweet with a nice hop mixture. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1546) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2010
Pours a orange golden color with a white head. Aroma is caramel malt hops. Flavor is much the same. Sweetness is a little different than most IPAs. Not sure what this is but it is good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielst (383) - AUSTRIA - APR 23, 2010
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 12 oz. can: Beautiful sunshine orange with a thick and bright white head. Really nice hop complexity in the aroma, sweet mango and grapefruit, herbal and grassy notes; a little metallic at first. On the palate, the spicy and herbal hoppiness dominates and lends a medium bitter finish which is backed up by a subtle caramelly and biscuity maltiness. Works really well, the bitterness is so mellow and makes you want to take another sip. Medium-bodied, with a carbonation that isnt over the top but helps making this crisp and very drinkable. Thoroughly enjoyable IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2010
Very interesting somewhat unique IPA-- smooth, almost no bitterness, nice mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2010
Can. Pours an amber color with a slight haze. Head is frothy, white, and moderately sized. Lacing is very strong. Aromas of grapefruit, malts, and butterscotch. Palate is surprisingly smooth with a creamy, full feeling that leaves a sticky finish. Taste is not nearly as hoppy as I would have guessed, with more of a malt and balanced flavor for this IPA. Not much bitterness with this beer. This could be a very dangerous beer as it hides the alcohol content very well.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4263) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
From can at Thompsons. Great hoppy aroma. Fresh grassy notes, fruity with apricot. Heady and wonderful. Really great fresh aroma, sweet malt, clean. Medium amber golden, a bit hazy, with creamy lacing off-white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts with nice malt sweetness. Fruity with tons of apricot, pine resin. Great hoppy flavor and fresh with smooth bitter after. Really nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2010
Can. Appearance is dark honey golden with an inch of fluffy white head. Excellent lacing around the glass. Aroma is grapefruit, pine and caramel. Flavor begins with potent grapefruit citrus flavors and intense bitterness followed by some slight toasted malt sweetness and resinous hops. Mouthfeel is extremely dry with heavy carbonation. Similar to a Belgian style Golden Ale in some ways. It finishes crisp and piney with a strong bitter aftertaste. Very assertive tart grapefruit citrus flavors throughout along with strong bitterness that never lets up. Not quite a rock star West Coast IPA but a refreshing brew nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (5269) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2010
Too foamy straight out of can, so into a pint class which appears orange with a pretty tall white fluff head. Nose is coppery hops, a touch tart. Body is lush and full, but flavor is a bit muted along citrus spicy lines. finishes slightly dry and a bit bitter, but very smooth. Interesting, but still a bit of a novelty out of the can, though im totally willing to experiment more.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2387) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2010
Im gonna do a vertical tonight between three IPAs with great reputations: this one, Caldera IPA (also comes in a can), and New Belgium Ranger. I wonder who will come out on top?!? Okay, here we have 21st Amendments effort. 12 oz can into shaker. Wonderful piney hops in the nose. Is there anything finer than a Pacific Northwest hop aroma? Smells like a forest in my glass. Also present is some caramel malt. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a nice thick rocky head with long retention and great lacework. And then the taste: shit! a metallic off-note makes itself known in the aftertaste. From the aroma and appearance, I was thinking this was going to be my personal top scorer for this style. Despite this flaw, this is still a masterful take on this style. The hops have that awesome piney flavor, and theres a nice malt presence to balance things out. The metallic flavor seems to disappear after a bit, making my scores fluctuate from high to mid-range, then back to high. Could be more carbonated. A bit oily. Despite its flaws, this is still a great beer, and an outstanding example of this iconic style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (2116) - Idaho, USA - APR 2, 2010
12 oz. can- Pours golden with a thick creamy head and good lacework, the aroma is piney hops. The flavor is sweeter than expected, great banana flavors here, must be the malt, very well balanced, the bitterness lingers long after youve swallowed. I rated two canned IPAs one after the other, Caldera and this one, and I have to give it to this one, great IPA. Caldera was a little heavier than this one, this is just a great overall IPA.


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