RATINGS: 1167   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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3.5
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Not much aroma to it. Very clear copper color to it with head that goes away fast. Good IPA with a hoppy taste and crisp finish

3.5
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2009
Hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, orange peel and pine. Dry hoppy orange and tangerine flavour. Very drinkable with a good bitter finish

3.7
Dedollewaitor (16171) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2009
Can @ J.C.G. Pours amber orange with a small creamy lasting head and lacings. Nose is fresh hoppy citrus with a small amount of malts beneath. Fresh hops, grapefruit and citrusssy flavor. Clean, crisp and smooth. Nice.

3.3
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2009
[Can] Pours hazy gold with a finger of off white head. Aroma is citric hops - lots of amarillo, grapefruit, orange, a hint of metal, and almost no evidence of maltiness. Flavor is pretty much the same, with that metallic note lingering into the finish. I wonder how fresh this beer is, the hop flavor seems a bit mellow. Even so, the beer is well balanced and not harshly bitter.

3.4
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Can, Poured a clear copper with white foam head that simmered away quick. Aroma of hops and pine. Light orange citrus notes and hops with a dry alcohol feel. For a can beer it was relatively decent. I had this in a tasting which screws it up a bit, would be a good beer to try on its own. Thanks Buddy!

3.9
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Clear amber/gold with thick foamy head. Grapefruit, flowery and woodsy hops in aroma, along with some caramel and nuttiness. Moderately thin mouthfeel with prickly carbonation. Lively bitterness on tip of tongue, woodsy hops, light roast, and slight citrus bite, turns into grassy and resin bitterness that lasts well beyond the finish on the top of the palate. Nice and bitter, very interesting flavor. Enjoyable and flavorful while still bery drinkable, 7% is hidden well.

3.5
Brigadier (3690) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2009
12 oz can
Once again thanks to Tom for sending a gem my way. This is a well rounded IPA that could easily be a daily drinker if it were available locally. The fact that it comes in a can is a bonus. On par with most anything from Oskar Blue’s canned lineup everyone should give this a try if they can. Just don’t age it or you will miss out on some very wonderful hoppiness.

Aroma / Appearance - The huge billowing head surged like the surf against a cliff. The golden carbonated body contained a melding of fresh cut grass, tart lemonade, and floral notes. It is everything I expected from an IPA.

Flavor / Palate - Tasting like brown sugar mixed with clover the combination of sweetness and bitterness rouses the senses. Easy on the palate and dangerously drinkable given the ABV this disappeared within ten minutes. I can’t remember off the top of my head if I have tried any other canned IPAs but this certainly blows the lid off most things you get in one.

3.8
glennmastrange (2871) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Can. Moderate malt aromas of caramel and roasted, moderate to heavy hops of pine and grapefruit, light soap, with toffee and dried fruit. Head is average size, frothy, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear light amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and acidic, then the long finish is lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, watery and has a soft carbonation. It still amazes me when a quality beer, such as this comes out of a can.

4.1
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - NOV 20, 2009
Really nice IPA, I tried not to have any preconceived notions on a beer in a can, but it was surprisingly good. Well represented a west coast IPA in the floral, citrus, and pine tastes, the only thing I’ll say is that the palate is a little "fat", not crisp or clean, but a very enjoyable IPA that I will definitely have again.

4
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 18, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2009 THOUGHTS: Nice IPA and great for coming from a can. Great balance. Had to pour a second glass when I was only halfway done the first because there was a black fly in my IPA. It wasn’t ironic. Not real complex, but nice. TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a light to medium golden orange with an average to large, off-white head that mostly diminished, but left excellent lacing. The aroma was nice but a little weak. There was light caramel malt, light to moderate grapefruit and orange citric hops that leaned more toward the orange side and a little orange creamsicle. Later, as it warmed there were piney hops. The initial flavor was rather sweet, bitter and a little acidic; while the finish was sweet, rather bitter and slightly acidic with an average to long duration. There was caramel, orangey hops, orange rind, a slight orange creamsicle thing too, slight metallic hops and a little grapefruity hops.


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