Brew Free Or Die IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery

very good
3,205 Ratings
Brew Free Or Die IPABrew Free Or Die IPA

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 3,205 |  Reviews: 911
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pale golden color. Like a boch or pale ale. Slight haze. Big creamy white head. Lots of sticking on the walls. Should have a darker hue though.

S: Boom, hops. Very west coast, grapefruit, pineapple, Definitely some centennial, maybe some citra too. "Bright". enticing.

T: Very bitter up front. Followed with a pineapple, pine cone, somewhat floral hop flavor. More cascade in the taste. Slight honey malt backbone, but this is a bitter hopbomb. No balance, no apologies. Leaves the palate quite dry and with a puckering bitterness.

M: A tad thin, somewhat syrupy/resinous/oily. Too palate taxing to be sessionable.

O: Definitely a hop fix. Standard west coast IPA. Could use a little more malt flavor, color, and non fermentables. Reminds me of a less complex flower power, in a good way.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can -> World Market tulip glass

A - pours up medium gold, initially hazy, then clearing, with a thick foamy head which never quite goes away, leaving behind elaborate sticky lacing.

S - very citrusy, with pine, resin, and biscuit thrown in.

T - strong caramel malt backbone, grapefruit notes, and strong bitter finish

M - just a hint of an aftertaste with great carbonation

O - my first offering from this brewery. I loved it.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From the can into a snifter. Pours a hazy tangerine. A very strong contender in the ever growing IPA category; well balanced, easy drinking, flavorful beer. Very clean, highly drinkable, good malt backbone, and obviously nice and hoppy. The can is awesome, the beer is awesome. Helps deconstruct the contract brewing stigma that for some reason grips craft beer aficionados.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Brew Free Or Die IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 3,205 ratings.
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