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Brew Free Or Die IPA - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Brew Free Or Die IPABrew Free Or Die IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

581 Ratings
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Ratings: 581
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 23
Gots: 244 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: stevoj on 03-01-2014

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Ratings: 581 | Reviews: 63
Photo of rapayn01
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can. A nice hop taste.

Photo of ARoman
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap, poured into a sampler. The aroma is a bright, sweet tropical character (namely passionfruit), with a bright, grassy and pine undertone. The beer is oily and sparkling clear with an amber hue and an abundant, dense white head that retain and lace moderately well. The taste is a medium high bittersweet, balanced. The texture is oily and creamy, with some fuzz for carbonation. The medium body is composed of pine, tropical fruit, and bread on the palate with a crisp finish of pine, bread crust, and bitter citrus peel. It leaves an aftertaste that's dry and astringent with flavors of bread and pine.

Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Average IPA, drinkable but nothing I would look for again.

Photo of BrewThru_29
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While this beer is drinkable, its very run of the mill. No off flavors, but not a beer I would seek out or buy again.

Photo of larryarms847
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazy and golden amber in color with a solid finger of frothy off-white foam.

Grapefruit, guava, orange zest, piney/grassy hops, and a subtle toasted malt note. Nice, but not mind-blowing.

The overall taste and flavor of this beer is where is starts to fall off. While the aroma was subtle, it was only slightly above average and the flavor is definitely only average. The toasted malt comes out to play a bit more and the tropical and citrusy flavors fade, but the grassiness remains. Just average. Good, but not great.

Light-medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, soft, subtle, some prickly carbonation.

Overall, I was slightly impressed with this beer, but I definitely feel it could use some tweaks to the recipe to really make it stand out over the plethora of other IPAs out there to purchase instead.

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this was a very solid, albeit not spectacular, IPA. I prefer this over the other selection I had from this brewer. Love the artwork on the can and packaging.

Photo of KevChiTown
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's nice to have a west coast ipa with some malt behind it for once. Pretty well balanced.

Photo of Ri0
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz can into snifter. Enjoy by 5/6/15.

A - Golden orange with a 2 finger white head that slowly fades. Nice collar and thin webbed lacing.

S - Hop aromas of citrus, grass and tropical fruit. The malts are caramel and honey, but on the lighter side.

T - Starts off semi sweet and finishes with a bitterness. Hop notes of citrus, grapefruit, and pine. Malts are lighter with notes of caramel.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation that finishes dry.

O - Another decent canned IPA.

Photo of THoff94
3.01/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Kinda smells like pennies. Tastes not bad.

Photo of drpimento
3.17/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Best part of this beer is appearance with lots of a long lasting foamy head and lace plus a clear amber color. Aroma is nice with a resiny, somewhat citrus character. However, in flavor the trend reverses; i get a long lasting resiny kind of medicinal taste. I don't get balance between the flavor and that shows up in palate as well. Overall the finish leaves me with some flavors that I want to wash my mouth out with something else.

Photo of bluehende
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice solid pale ale. The hop combination is nice with citrusy and pine notes.

Photo of BeerBob44
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Rating based on 1/2 can: Had tonight in a nice restaurant. The waiter poured 1/2 can which I drank. Good beer I thought but a little less crisp than maybe it should be. I poured the rest and found the "enjoy by" date as 01/20/15. Mentioned to waiter who quickly apologized and offered another but all from case had same date. I'll try again. My wife (not a beer drinker) commented on the nice yellow gold color.

Photo of ta_hagen
4.81/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Solid IPA, will grab again.

Photo of Bali_hi
4.36/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Can of nh ipa drank.

Photo of Treyliff
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into pint glass, enjoy by 3/15

A- pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a small creamy and foamy white head that reduces to a layer of film floating on top, no lacing

S- caramel biscuit malt with some piney, grassy and floral hop aromas

T- floral and grassy hop flavors up front with a hint of citrus, sweet caramel and bready malt backbone closes it out with a sweet linger

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- pretty balanced for an Ripa, easy drinking and hides the alcohol well

Photo of kkleu357
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a glass. Huge floral aroma. Nice darker golden body. Much bigger malt backbone than I was expecting, but it was good. Semi sweet taste with a nice touch of hoppy bitterness.

Photo of RyanK252
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep golden yellow with a frothy off white head than hangs around for a while and laces well.

S: Citrus hops, grapefruit, a little orange, a hint of tropical fruit, some caramel malt sweetness, and maybe even light herbal notes.

T: Sweet caramel malt, citrus, tangerine and a little grapefruit, some hints of tropical fruit, and a little light spiciness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation that keeps it from getting too syrupy thick.

O: A little under rated in my opinion. Not a world beater, but very drinkable and a solid stand by.

Photo of ordybill
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured rom a 12 oz. can poured into a pint glass.
Aroma- Basic IPA aroma of hops and more hops, might have a little floral essence tossed in also.
Appearance- Nice looking brew, a fairly clear golden orange with a small white head.
Taste- Has a nice hoppy flavor with a wee bit of citrus.
Palate- A medium bodied brew with moderate to light carbonation. has a nice dry finish.
Overall- A nice IPA, I would drink this again.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great ipa I like this one slight grapefruit all goodness
Edit: this is the best ipa for your money this is my go to ipa

Photo of Antc2382
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is mellow for an IPA. Different and refreshing without being a hop bomb. Love the can, keep it up fellas!

Photo of SierraFlight
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can into pint glass at Rocklands. Pours hazy gold with a good head and strong lacing. Aromas are grapefruit peel, floral, and biscuit. Flavors are typical west coast ipa hoppiness, caramel malts, medium pine bitterness. Crisp carbonation with medium body.

Photo of zhewitt98
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

One of the best bang for your buck IPAs in a can

Photo of wiscokid920
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A great looking brew. Lots of caramel sweet malts, and citrusy grapefruit aromas. This IPA has an apparent malty backbone but it works well IMO. Lots of caramel sweetness combining with a juicy citrus sweetness and a slight grapefruit pucker on the end. Some call it a malt bomb IPA, but I say it's nicely balanced.

Photo of part1ck
4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

this takes minimum five words

Photo of dsnyder61
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big fan of this breer

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Brew Free Or Die IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.