RATINGS: 1156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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3.7
Lowe1983 (1656) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is caramel malts and citrus and floral hops. Flavor isn’t overly hoppy, which makes a decent blend. A little bitter on the finish but not to much.

4.1
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Can Very well-balanced IPA with a great hop aroma and sufficient malt to carry the 70 IBUs. Taste is great and drinkability is high despite the 7% abv. Highly recommended.

3.3
jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Clear amber pour. Nose of floral citrus and spruce. Taste is flowers, spruce and malts.

3.2
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Hazy orange pour with a white head. Nose is lemon, orange, pine and sweet malt, light caramel. Flavor is pine, malt, orange, floral, pledge, melon rind. Finish is sweet malt, table sugar and flowers.

3.6
BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Can. Mostly clear golden pour with a fluffy sticky white head. Aroma is sweet - caramel malt and fruit (almost pineapple). Mouthfeel has some weight. Taste is well balanced - nice sharp hop profile, but well-backed by malt. Very nice IPA.

3.4
Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Strong grapefruit/citrus aroma. Pours a hazy orange, with a thin white head. Bitter taste, with a bit of citrus, and a touch of biscuit in the finish. Not a bad IPA, but I expected a bit more from this brewer.

3.7
Bigmmartin (620) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Solid IPA. Nothing extremely special but well done and well rounded. A good amount of pine and resin in the nose and flavor but not over powering. I gave this to someone who’s favorite beer is Sam Adams Boston Lager and he really liked this one as well. I plan on using this as an introduction to IPAs with some more people as well. Quite refreshing.

3.8
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Pours a honey gold hue with a fluffy white head. A nice level of carbonation with minimal lacing. The nose is grass, pine, and floral hops with a nice caramel malt backing. The taste is a great pine explosion, delicate caramel malt, grass, and hay. Great ipa!

4.2
obxdude10 (2392) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2010
This is another fantastic West Coast IPA! This beer pours a clear and beautiful golden color with a thick, rich and generous white head. The head leaves a cascading and attractive lacing around the edges of the glass. The nose is full of citrus, dry hops, resin, grass, hay, earth and a light, bready maltiness. The body is smooth, creamy and totally drinkable. This is a completely satisifying and well-rounded IPA! The flavors are just about perfectly balanced, with an excellently dry and hoppy punch followed by a delicious malty backbone. There is plenty of dry citrus notes, with hints of hops resin, grapefruit, earth, light grass and spicy herbs. It’s all balanced by a bready and earthy light maltiness. This is a fantasticly delicious and enjoyable IPA!

3.2
thetomG (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2010
Reviewing this one as I sip on it.... Poured form the can into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. Pour generates a pretty sizeable foamy head. The aroma is just OK - which is kind of how I feel about this beer in general. Picked them up in a trade at DLD and its’ good, but IMO can’t touch some of the more readily available IPA that I can get my hands on much more easily (such as Bells Two Hearted...). Flavor has a nice bitterness to it, but overall I’m not all that impressed. Its OK, but I probably wouldn’t buy this again if I had the chance... do love canned craft beer though! Let’s keep this trend going!


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