Brew Free! Or Die IPA
21st Amendment Brewery

Brew Free! Or Die IPABrew Free! Or Die IPA
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21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #2,376
Ranked #18,245
3.86 | pDev: 10.88%
Apr 07, 2023
Nov 17, 2004
Very Good
Brew Free! Or Die IPABrew Free! Or Die IPA
Notes: 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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Reviewed by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
While I love the style, an IPA brewed with a lager yeast (Great Divide did this many years ago), and whilw this Cold IPA from 21st Amenent is not a bad beer, it is also quite forgettable. It does not stand out in any positive way, other than that it‘s well done, very clean and extremely easy drinking. Aside from that, I can‘t recommend it to my friends -it‘s almost a very well made beer without character.
Apr 07, 2023
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
It's a transparent gold with a white head. The hops are present in the nose, but sadly not as much on the taste buds. I feel like it's missing that bright bitter notes that most IPAs have as their trademark. The mouthfeel is also rather muddled. I hope it's just a bad tapline.
Mar 15, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 31, 2023
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Large long lasting foamy off white head with great lacing over a modestly hazed amber/gold body. Hop focused aroma hosted notes of citrus and pine. Taste mirrored those qualities, perhaps just a bit more intense, as they lingered in front of the emerging malt framework. Moderately bitter mouthfeel as the pine comes back around.
Dec 17, 2022
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Reviewed by burnstar from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a cloudy gold with a nice persistent rocky head. Smell is citrus hops- lemons and oranges. Taste has a nice malt backbone. Resinous piney hops through the middle and finish. Very solid IPA flavor profile. Full bodied. A nice IPA overall.
Dec 16, 2022
Rated: 3.8 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by Beecham from California

May 15, 2022
Rated: 4.91 by tp1962 from Illinois

Mar 16, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can into a pint glass.
L: Pours dull lightly hazy apricot amber w/a 3/4" soapy off white head. Light sediment in suspension. Good carbonation. Some head retention down to a thin cream. Some light lacing & banding.
S: Pineapple, stone fruit, melon, light grass, earthy. More malty as the beer warms.
T: Moderately sweet, caramel malts, pineapple, orange, melon rind, over ripe plum, citrus rind, some breadiness as the beer warms. Gentle bitterness in the finish with a medium length linger.
F: Semi-juicy medium bodied mouth feel w/a medium dry finish that lingers a bit.
O: A fruity tasting & fairly full flavored hop frwd American IPA that is quite refreshing. Sweetness & bitterness are poignant, lightly sharp and are well balanced. It is very good in it's style.
Mar 05, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 02, 2022
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Reviewed by AfricanPete14 from South Africa

4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very delicious and refreshing IPA. Has a west coast flair to it, with the pine and tangerine profile mixing nicely together for a clean finish and crisp taste.
Dec 25, 2021
Rated: 3.83 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Dec 25, 2021
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Nov 29, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by HighwayChile from Kansas

Sep 16, 2021
Rated: 3.91 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Jul 16, 2021
Rated: 4 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Jul 05, 2021
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Reviewed by RJLarse from Washington

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a rich gold color with a creamy white head. Well balanced with a caramel malt flavor. Mildly sweet bitterness. A very drinkable west coast IPA.
Jun 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bought a single 19.2 oz can $3.39 Whole Foods
61 days old
Smell of citrus, pine
Cloudy amber-orange color with floaties in it
Medium-high carbonation
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
Taste of citrus, pine some bitterness
Overall an ok IPA. Nothing outstanding. Fairly made, not great. Wouldn't buy again.
Jun 06, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Rootscipio from Texas

Apr 18, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by NastyNorseman from New York

Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by HopBelT from Belgium

Mar 21, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 ounce can poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

L---Opaque, medium Amber color. Nice head that faded quickly to a cap and left very nice lacing. Canning date was something I couldn't decipher. Why even bother if the customers can't read it.

S---Bright & fruity. Citrus & mango.

T---Nicely balanced between Hops and malts. Citrus and mango come through from the nose with a nice malt backbone.

F---Medium-full bodied. Adequate carbonation.

O---A nice effort from a good brewery.
Mar 10, 2021
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Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
12 oz can poured into a pint glass at 43 degrees F:
L - golden yellow with a white head that left a wisp on top
S - hops, bitterness
T - nice mix of hoppiness and a bit of malt
F - nice mouthfeel with a bite of carbonation
O - very nice IPA
Jan 23, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by ScottyB515 from Ohio

Jan 09, 2021
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Rated by iamjeffbaker from California

2.81/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Meh not very good
Jan 06, 2021
Rated: 3.9 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania

Dec 29, 2020
Rated: 3 by bundy462 from Texas

Dec 27, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by funku2 from Colorado

Dec 06, 2020
Rated: 3.31 by wc94wc from California

Sep 20, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by ccryder from New York

Sep 14, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by Burgy from Minnesota

Aug 28, 2020
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Rated by FishyBeer3 from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very orangy and has the aftertaste of an ipa. Would buy again.
Aug 26, 2020
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Reviewed by DrBeergood from Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L: Amber. Mostly clear. Foamy, much more so than their "Down To Earth" session IPA (aka DTE IPA). Lots of nucleation.

S: Dank and resinous on the nose. Much more piney on the nose compared to DTE IPA.

T: Dull, pungent, and bitter. I suspect the malt is a blend consisting of Munich and Two Row Pale malts. DTE IPA has a sharper hop character about it, and a more traditional Pale malt flavor.

F: It is piney, resinous, and oily. It has a wet finish with lots of aftertaste. DTE IPA has a similiar finish, though toned down 2 notches.

O: I am not convinced fresh hops were used. This wouldn't be the first can I reach for.
Aug 19, 2020
Rated: 3.76 by DMarlinJ from Michigan

Aug 09, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
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Reviewed by slugman from California

4.64/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Golden amber color with a frothy head that does not leave or lose flavor too soon. Not a lot of citrus but light tones for a nice drinking IPA. 21st is consistent with clean, very drinkable brews that don't overpower the IPA movement. I would say this is like other 21st beers I have tried, they are "balanced" and leave you wanting to come back and not be tired of the effort (if you know what I mean with others you get tired of). Try all of their beers, I have had fun with them.
May 14, 2020
Rated: 3.65 by Seshin from California

May 13, 2020
Rated: 3.86 by 61Fergus from Maryland

May 03, 2020
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Reviewed by CodyBasden from Texas

3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear yellow amber semi filtered with a bubbly head and foamy cap lacing on glass super carbonated look almost looks thin if it wasn't for the haziness, low citrus smell bready orangy apricots but nothing to strong, low in bitterness at beginning low orangy taste with a good after bitter that doesnt linger long no real alcohol after taste, medium bodied good carbonation leaves you dry at the end wanting more with a light sticky residue
Mar 23, 2020
Rated: 3 by smcel371 from New York

Mar 15, 2020
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