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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
I love "tasty-crack cans," yet I was a bit disappointed by this beer. After trying Back in Black and Bitter American I had high expectations for a clean, hop-forward beer that werent really met. It starts out great with a beautiful brilliant brass-colored body and lots of foam. Aroma is lightly pineapple-y but dominated more by malt than anything else. And flavor is similar, malt forward with hops playing a supporting role. Maybe my example was a touch old, but I would think the can packaging would extend the shelf life of this beer quite a bit. Still, I didnt really think the prominence of malt in this beer was appropriate for an American IPA nor to my taste. Mouthfeel was pretty good. Not bad, just not what I was expecting.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (1345) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 16, 2017
// Beeroda.hu Tasting Sessions @ Budapest 2016. Aroma is deep dark dankness with some malt. Taste is rich tamarind sweetness with deep deep hoppiness and a dry aspirin-bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2636) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2017
(Tap) clear, bright golden colour with a small white head; aroma of grapefruit, jam; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish, smooth palate

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrus86 (577) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2017
TAP. Golden pour with a small oily head, good lacing.. Fruity hop nose, not much more.. Light sweet malt body, linger into a good fruit hop finishing with smooth combo of sweet malt & hop bitterness.. Sourced 21st amendment

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3332) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can poured into a snifter. Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, and little lacing. Taste is herbal hops and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1868) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2016
From a can. A pleasant surprise, this is a tasty, easy drinking IPA, nothing crazy.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chadhami (51) - - NOV 3, 2016
A smooth and bitter IPA. One of the few good canned beers that I can get easily.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (647) - HONG KONG - OCT 24, 2016
Can from Safeway poured into a tumbler. Drank in SF whilst staying at the Beacon. Clear dark orange with small white head. Smells of quite strong caramel malt, bubble gum esters, moderately piny and spruce/grass hops. Body is oily, touch of malty/doughy sweetness, mostly bitter, light carbonation. Decent, good malt/hop balance (though malt is a bit strong/doughy in the nose).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2616) - Tuusula, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2016
Can from craft beer cartel, fort lauderdale. Hazy dark golden color, white head. Aroma has fruity hops, caramel malts. Nice malty body, crispy malts, great balance. Good ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1743) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 23, 2016
12 oz. can. Clear copper orange with a frothy two-finger white head and excellent lace. Aromas of floral and grassy hops, pine, toast and bread. Modest grassy hop bitterness, with a muted toasted malt sweetness. Light to medium body, gentle carbonation, creamy smooth mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimnest (2) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2016 does not count
Pours an orange copper color with a moderate white head. Nice lacing. Aromas of ripe grapefruit, light tangerine, touch of pine. Taste of fruit, resinous hops, pineapple, moderate bitterness. Solid IPA.


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