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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
BA SCORE
3.86/5
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3,267 Ratings
Brew Free Or Die IPABrew Free Or Die IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / 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.

Added by oggg on 11-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,398
Reviews:
928
Ratings:
3,267
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
763
Trade:
2
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3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12/2/17....pours medium copper but still see through with a heavy layer of patchy white foam. Sharp citrus and floral nose. Light sweet malt that shifts into a fast pointed sharp bitter with a fade out. Resin based burn lingers after the close. Edgy IPA>

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Photo of Deets
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HabaJohn
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kraut6363
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gerred
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of one_au
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheHopsman
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinmundy77
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BluntedKid
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Its okaaaaay

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Photo of GoochVa
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a conical pint glass; serial but no clear production information evident.
A: Pours a hazy, orange to amber color with clearing to a one inch head and good head retention. Significant, fine lacing evident.
S: Aromas of orange, peach, mango, and pine.
T: Flavor far more on the pine than fruit end of things. Strong bite, and bitterness evident early and throughout.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly slippery feeling imparts a smoothness during consumption.
O: A solid, very enjoyable representative of the American IPA class. Looks more like a New England, but definitely tastes West Coast.

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Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BubbleChamber
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange colored. 3- to 4-finger head dissipating gradually, leaving lacing. Tropical-fruit aroma, mango. In the taste, nice malt-hop balance. Reminiscent of Bell's Two Hearted Ale, but with a bit more slightly bitter citrus pith in the finish. Pretty good, and definitely the best brew I've had from 21st Amendment so far. —Reviewed 2017/09/16

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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpaethJam
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crbnfbr
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blinding
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unhopologetic
4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moreandfaster1987
3.02/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

looks are a brighter goldish color with a decent head that turns to a soapy lacing. It smells of citrusy and floral notes coming through. Smells like an old school west coast ipa. Taste follows the nose well with a hit of citrusy and piney bitterness followed by a biscuit like maltiness. The mouthfeels is semi thin with some slickness. A decent ipa but not one of the best the end becomes fairly watery. I probably would not buy again.

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Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 3,267 ratings
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