Brew Free Or Die IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery

Brew Free Or Die IPABrew Free Or Die IPA
BA SCORE
71.9%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 3,252 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:
#8,576
Reviews:
926
Ratings:
3,252
Liked:
2,339
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
11.14%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
134
Gots:
758
Trade:
2
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at Bar of Soap Asheville. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains well before settling at an 1/8 inch. Resilient thick sheet of lacing.

S- Sweet smelling hop aroma with plenty of fruit notes like orange and grapefruit. Slightly grassy.

T- Flavor is a bit more malt forward than expected but there's a decent balance between its sweetness and the bitterness of the hops. The bitterness is moderate and doesn't linger long. ABV is hidden pretty well.

M- A tad oily with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- I remember liking this more when I wasn't as into beer as I am today. Still a decent IPA that's plenty drinkable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Estelle's in Boston.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that is for the most part still there. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Super frothy lacing as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tangerine, grapefruit, floral bouquet, mango, passion fruit, grass, and a little pine with some caramel and toasted malts in the rear.

Taste: Same as above with some super mild tingly bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Easily drinkable, medium bodied, a little chewy, mild bitterness, and a bit smooth.

Overall: Draft or can. Irs all good. Wish the couple of times I've been to SF to see the Sox that I didn't walk by the brewery. Next time I promise

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a cheater pint from the well crafted can.

A: Gold and hazy, some carbo with a thick rocky two finger head which goes on for days and then near the end settles into a thin disk of a few millimeters.

S: Juicy. Musty grapefruit. Some yeasty spices. White pepper.

T: This is where this beer is shining. Some musty, juicy grapefruit and that white pepper subside to a very gentle pale malt and some bready yeast. Very pleasing and well rounded flavors play and dance, it is not a wave that is predictable. It flits in and out with all these notes randomly.

M: smooth and creamy. That persistent rocky head said it would be this way! bittering is so well balanced that you almost think that it might just pop over to that overtly bitter note but it never ever does.

O: this just became a staple of moderate ABV in the canned selections when I can find it and it's not lawnmower beer time. Great juicy IPA.

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Brew Free Or Die IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 71.9% out of 100 with 3,252 ratings
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