RATINGS: 1153   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
56lespaul (31) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Out of the can into a pint glass - nice nose (caramel and mild citrus). Orange color with a nice 2 finger head that dies fairly quick down to a slim white topper. Little carbonation but nice lacing. Goes down smooth as silk with big malt backbone nicely balanced with bitter hops. Not a hop bomb at all - a near perfect balance of malt and hops. Will buy again.


4
Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017
From Aug 2008

I got this can in a trade with joe1510. Thanks Joe!

It pours in to my NB Imperial Pint glass a clear perfect gold colour with a 2 finger head of billowy foam.

The smell is hop driven with both grapefruit and some pine hitting my nose buds.

The taste is has the grapefruit up front and I find the initial taste quite bitter with little to no malt presence. Further sips in and I find a caramel malt sweetness hiding in the background and it *does* become more obvious the more sips I take. The pine I mentioned in the smell doesn't show up for me until the finish and it is also quite bitter but nice. Hmmm, I see this one tips the scales at 7.2%abv and that's bordering on DIPA territory but I can't say the alcohol is noticeable. Good job of hiding it, for sure.

Good medium mouthfeel here and the carbonation is on the light side for the style, me thinks. Also, great head retention and there's plenty of lacing.

Overall, not the typical west coast IPA ..this is a solid IPA that doesn't exactly reach out and grab you but it kind of grows on you and in the end, it sure is tasty and very drinkable. I like it and I'd drink it again so the Brewer's intentions are accomplished.

4.4
Russtheiceman (8) - - DEC 6, 2017 does not count
Looks more like a wheat unfiltered beer than an IPA. Good aroma with mild hoppiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
androman (2877) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2017
UT261117. 33cl bottle at home from Alister as a gift, many thanks. Nose is Citric. Grapefruit, biscuit, tropical. Medium bittersweet. Long hoppy medium bitter. Medium body creamy medium carb. 758516

3.7
sinfull (1821) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2017 Clear , golden color. Nice, white head. Pine and malt in aroma. Hop forward taste with strong hoppy bitterness and malty backbone. Good West Coast IPA.

4.8
GeorgeBest (6) - - NOV 24, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2017 note citriche e terrose al naso che si perdono in un buon aroma di miele abbastanza persistente, in bocca l'amaro è ben equilibrato con un'ottima base maltata che finisce con un convinto sapore secco ed asciutto. Birra ottima e con una grafica in lattina che le da anche una marcia in più.

3.7
klm1 (1902) - Bled/SF, - NOV 23, 2017
[email protected]: pours slightly hazy golden with foamy white head. Pine, some tropical fruits, citruses, resinous hop profile, medium-high hop bitterness, clean grainy malt flavor with light caramel. Dry bitter finish with lasting bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth texture, moderate carbonation.

3.6
WBlankenship21 (9) - - NOV 19, 2017 does not count
Very full bodied. Lovely warm beer. Nice for the winter time. Reminds me of the woods. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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 (3460) - 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 (1191) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Can. Golden pour with an off-white head. Taste and aroma of citrus, fruity hops and malt.


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