RATINGS: 1149   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2012
You can’t see it in the picture, but if you turn the can around, Abe Lincoln is jumping about to punch you in the face. Cold Spring is stuck on energy slosh and ’historic’ (outdated) beer recipes and can’t produce anything worthwhile for itself. However, the contract beers for 21st Amendment’s wider distribution have turned out pretty good. I have a can packaged 2/23/11. Let’s give’er a rip. Transparently clear copper with big head and lots of bubbles. Very heavy grapefruit smell, and some Cold Spring ’glacial minerals’ are also present. Flavor matches these elements: sweet, metallic, and mainly very bitter. Listed as 70 IBUs, and it shows. Medium body, palate wrecker. Not for sessions. I like the outlandishness of this brewer. It’s as if a half-ass Dogfish washed up right in conservative Anchor’s backyard. Prost!


4.2
TheChaBra (15) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Good IPA that comes in a cool looking can. 21st Amendment is one of my favorite breweries, and this beer is one of their classics. I can;t usually have more than 1 or 2 of these due to the strength of the hops

3.5
Beerdedone (3452) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Can. Pours golden with a thin lacy white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and orange. Flavor of citrus fruit, caramel, pine, orange and grapefruit.

3.9
bpar73 (1179) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Can. Golden pour with an off-white head. Taste and aroma of citrus, fruity hops and malt.

3.7
nearbeer (5601) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2017
12 oz can with no discernible date stamp. Amber with a lasting creamy disc of foam. Nose is orange toffee and earthy grain. Flavor is earthy toffee, resin and peppery orange zest. Near-medium bodied with a dry slant and smooth low-medium CO2.

5
ryd (2) - - SEP 28, 2017 does not count
No gimmicks, no fads, just great IPA, which is a rarity these days. Great balanced, semi-fruity hop intro that lingers with noticeable and smooth malty kick in

3.5
Hopskotch (21) - Stanford, California, USA - SEP 28, 2017
From a can. A pleasant surprise, this is an easy drinking IPA, nothing special.

3.7
katrinaez (2242) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2017 accidentally deleted my rating, the number is correct but I don't remember anything else.

3.2
Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2017
Layover beer @SFO. Hazy, bit dull, thick head. Bright hops, the malts are a bit doughy but I definitely appreciate the bright sweet citrus and tropical fruit hops. But for a golden IPA I'd like those malts to be a bit brighter and lighter.

3.9
oobawa (1733) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2017 Tasty IPA, easygoing yet firm in its hoppy bitterness. Mango, pineapple, orange and kiwi flow from the hops, while a grainy malt base provides a modest honey-tinged sweet counter to the growing IBUs on the finish. Absolutely beautiful in the glass, a slightly hazed yellow-gold with a thick white head and endless lacing. Nose is good-not-great, citrus and pine wafting up but with no great authority. Perfect sparkly IPA texture. Good beer.

3.9
Mlabe (4) - harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2017 does not count
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