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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86
very good

666 Ratings
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Ratings: 666
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 25
Gots: 293 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stevoj on 03-01-2014

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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Ratings: 666 | Reviews: 78
Photo of dsnyder61
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big fan of this breer

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 mitch3114
4.79/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from can to pint glass

A- A fluffy off-white head that rose and steadily declined, revealing the beautiful golden glowing contents of the beer. It looked on the light side but seemed to be enchanted with the light shining through...Cool can art

S- Sweet fragrant fresh hops, sweet sugary esters

T- This is very hoppy but also quite malty. It is jam packed with flavors that are quite complex. The hop profile is very resinous and very in your face-in a good way. The hops are very fresh and citrusy but not bitter in the least bit to me. The strong malt backbone does a great job at balancing out this brew

M- Slightly carbonated, medium bodied brew thats relatively thick and silky sooth

O- Overall this may be the best beer I've had in this style. It is highly balanced and the amount of flavors and complexities rival some of the higher end DIPAS. A great IPA! Highly recommend

Photo of moundbz
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

makes me want more, perfect bitter to flavor ratio, solid beer

Photo of Sintech
4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very drinkable. I prefer this brew out of the can!

Photo of Beglane
4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

American take on an English style IPA. Very good and very drinkable.

Photo of dusty5678
4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

solid all around for the price

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 StoneTSR
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

APPEARANCE: Mostly clear and golden in color. The initial head is pretty huge...about three full fingers, but it settles swiftly into a quarter-inch cap on the surface. The lacing covers a fair amount of the back of the glass, but where it sticks it is quite thick.

SMELL: Juicy and zesty. Orange and lemon zest are all over this, but a little grapefruit also comes through. A bit of pine and just a touch of grass also make themselves known.

TASTE: Grapefruit comes through much stronger than it did in the nose. The orange (especially) and lemon are still here. Pine is strong and the grass is present. Also, that weird onion flavor (see Stone Enjoy By) brings in a nice hoppy touch.

MOUTHFEEL: I guess this is what the ideal balance is like. I truly can't tell if this is more sweet or more dry. Either way, the carbonation provides a solid, but not-to-intense tickle and the body is right down the middle, medium. Pretty much perfect.

OVERALL: This beer is so well balanced. It's difficult to say anything bad. It truly carries some of the characteristics of a big, bold Double IPA while maintaining a lower ABV and more of that intense hop character. Amazing beer.

EDIT: This beer is fresh as fuck.

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 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 Hoppy-boy12
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice golden color in a pilsner glass with a hoppy/citrus aroma. A clean refreshing taste.

Overall a very good IPA. I differently recommend this beer!

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Nose: well balanced between citrusy, resiny hops and rich malt. Hops exhibit some grapefruit notes and you can also smell some caramel from the malt.
Pours brilliant amber under a 2" bone white finely bubbled foam cap.
Medium to medium high carbonation, medium body.
On the palate the hops are medium high with big grapefruit flavors riding on a caramel seasoned malt backbone.
Drinkable and refreshing.

Photo of Manbear
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Very tasty. Not my favorite IPA but still delicious.

Photo of ZBowden
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden honey with a thick white head, smells of citrusy hops and Carmel malts, tastes of creamy Carmel malts and floral hops smooth creamy mouthfeel.

Photo of adamt1022
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Moderate hops with notes of mango

Photo of CJNAPS
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good session beer. I could drink this all day long at a BBQ

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 jbredbeard
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good banana and pine aroma followed by a piney hops bitterness all the way through. Not a lot of alcohol for the 7.0% abv. All together a pretty good beer.

Photo of Odysseyalien
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A solid Ipa. It should have a higher rating on this site.

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 Phigg1102
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crisp clear amber with tons of white frothy head that dissipated quickly sticking to the glass. Mostly malt in the aroma with a touch of citrus hop. More malt in the taste, but a bit more pronounced floral character and a great piney bitter finish that hangs around just long enough. Medium bodied with a touch of carbonation to carry the hops to the end.

Photo of lordofstarside
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can to a special ipa glass, enjoy by 12/13/14

Pours three fingers of head. Geeze. Very clear, solid golden yellow. Pretty high carbonation helping sport good retention, good lacing

Smells really good. Strong grapefruit and citrus mixing with pine apple and tropical notes. A sweet caramel malt, some bready malts. Finishes with a little bit of alcohol

Taste doesn't follow quite as well, a bit more malty, fruits more submissive. Still citrus and tropical notes, not as much grapefruit or tropical notes. Finishes with a touch of alcohol

Feel is moderately bitter, a bit of a wet finish. Alcohol is concealed, it's pretty easy to drink

Overall a solid beer. Not the best, far from the worst. One of my go to canned IPAs

Photo of macher0
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

Golden color with excellent clarity. Fine bubble egg shell head. Strong nose of citrus and some pine. The palatte is very well balanced between hops and malts. The taste is mostly resin with floral notes. Smooth, light, and crisp.

This is good, not excellent. Typical of west coast IPAs.

Photo of tasteology408
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of my go to ipa's. Buy this by the flat. Hoopy with an almost creamy malty finish. Love it. Pick this up asap. Looks like an ice teacan so you can drink it at beaches and parks!

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Brew Free Or Die IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 666 ratings.