snoworsummer (5788) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2017 olilitewu (4) - Seattle, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The high IBU sacrifices the complex flavor that a good IPA should have. The aroma is fine, it is great to smell, but I can’t really seem to find the evidence of "assertive malt backbone" in this beer. Also I think it also seems too highly carbonated, which does not help with increasing flavor. It is a bit overly smooth. Seems like the only thing that prevents me from chugging this is the bitterness. However, the hop characters in this beer allows for some sweet taste after drinking this beer.
Overall, I would say 21stA brew free or die IPA feels more like an overly hopped bud lite rather than an IPA.
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like lemon, resin, toffee malt, grapefruit hops, and dry toast. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like resin, toffee malt, dry toast, and grapefruit hops. brownaler (680) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Orange citrus tart hop profile and bready malts with a sweet finish. A refreshing IPA. NiklasT (49) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2017
Golden, slightly hazy. Aroma has a lot of citrus, some apple. Taste is nicely balanced between fruit, sweet and bitter. A bit less bitter perhaps than many other west coast IPAs. Very, very drinkable. Janson (1) - - JUL 19, 2017 does not count
A hoppy bear with a bitter (not unpleasant) aftertaste. It has a nice golden color a little bit lighter than most IPAs. Overall it's a very drinkable beer that I would have again.
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(12oz can) AROMA: strong on hops, green, citrus, some sharp malt too. APPEARANCE: Amber ale color, good head, oily linger TASTE: bold and hoppy, simple grains, strong and green hops, leafy, veggie/herbal, some alcohol. PALATE: good body, relatively strong, full in the mouth, flavors and bitterness linger. OVERALL: bold IPA, with full body and flavor.i enjoyed but this is one of those big/hoppy IPAs that can be too much (unless you like the push the envelope IPAs). I appreciated the quality and ingredients, but a bit unbalanced.
hawthorne00 (3992) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2017
Can. Clear gold, white head. Honeyed aroma with mandarins, some pine. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Sweet with quite strong bitterness oozing through to overcome the sweetness. Citrus aromatics are a little muted by the sweetness, but there’s lie along with the mandarin. A nice moderately dry finish with citrus and a little pine. Cheerful and tasty, but maybe doesn’t quite offer enough for 7%. Soupoftoday (82) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2017
Classic west coast style IPA. Straw/golden color. Grapefruit, pine. Balanced and dry. Solid kambei70 (1085) - - JUL 6, 2017
Clear orange color with off-white head. Aroma has sweet citrus fruits like oranges, tangerines and a slightly dank note. Taste starts with the sweet citrus fruits backed up my some malts, gets more floral in the middle and finishes with medium bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DavidWoodruff (629) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Hazy orange-gold with a fluffy white head. citrusy aroma with a mild pine resin accent. Bright hoppy flavors with a moderate bitterness. Really well balanced and drinkable. captivaboy (26) - Captiva, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Smoothe bitter and sl hoppy, no malt overtones. Not really floral, a nice drink
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