Brew Free Or Die IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
3,206 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
Ratings:
3,206
Reviews:
911
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
743
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,206 |  Reviews: 911
Photo of xzzion
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HillbillyBlood
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlampe83
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ledouge
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Motive707
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of asull238
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brew Free Or Die IPA brewed by 21st Amendment Brewery, with an ABV 7.00% This IPA pours out a nice deep amber color with a nice thick white head. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell of this American IPA is rich with hop bitterness at first. Then you pick up on some nice earthly grains and malts. There is also a slight sweetness in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors, you first pick up on the hop bitterness, then a nice clean smooth ending ending. There is a lot going on in this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. There is nothing overpowering about Brew Free Or Die IPA. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down, it is really hard to pick up on the 7.00% ABV in this brew. It is just that smooth. The mouth feel is Hoppy,Bold, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Brew Free Or Die IPA a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again. 21st Amendment Brewery, did a real nice job with this brew.

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Photo of HellsRanger
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

i had this in the past weekm in a 15 can mixed case of 5 beers from 21st Amendment..., this was one of the best in the case. it poured a nice color and head with decent lace(not great), but smell fruit was all IPA worthy and hop taste as well. It has the fruit and mouthfeel of a good IPA. Well worthy of a try, but all in all I was not blown away with this brewery so please try it for yourself.

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Photo of b__a
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is good, but a bit more timid than I'd expect, given the style, description, name, and brewery.

The beer pours fairly pale and foamy, and smells immediately of astringent pine. The nose is a bit one-dimensional, but also suggests a punchy taste. On that score, it both delivers, and it does not. The flavor delivers plenty of bitter hops, but it lacks the roundness or dankness to augment its complexity. I appreciate that they've not made it sweet, but it could really use a 'second strike' on the palate: something other than just piney bitter hops. I find myself wanting a potent dank or citrus flavor that just never comes.

All told, this beer is tasty, and it's a good value at its price point (I paid $9/6 pack in Ohio). It's not incredible, but a solid member of the West Coast IPA style.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rebecca94
4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of G-S-M
3.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of craftaholic
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nothing sensational but decent enough to session

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Photo of hogrider
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitekid
3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

-beautiful amber/orange with a thick creamy head
-malty, pine taste with a pronounced grapefruit bite
-the more I drink this beer the better I like it, not going to be a regular but since it's a "local" brew we'll visit every now and then

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Photo of crob3888
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of i080054
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can at the spring 2017 ASMF.
Puts with a lightly hazy body topped by a large, durable, foamy, bone - colored head.
Pine and fruit hop notes dominate the aroma and the flavor, with some biscuit from the malt appearing in both. Moderate bitterness for style.
Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of themegamancave
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Imperialjake
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matthewwarner
3.14/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Brew Free Or Die IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
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