Brew Free Or Die IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery

very good
3,204 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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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #284
Served On: 07/26/2013
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: 7.0%
Date/ Code: 06/12/13

This was a 12oz can from a 6pack from Outlet Liquors off Route 1 in Rehoboth Delaware.

Look: Poured a fairly clear dark golden color. The head was 1-finger of fluffy beige foam. Lacing was a thick patch coating on the glass. Carbonation bubbles were plentiful.

Smell: Sweet resiny hop aroma of floral and pine. Also a sweet honey maltiness.

Taste: First was an aggressive carbonation tingle, then some sweet malts and tropical fruits. The middles had some decent bitterness with a residual sweetness that made up the finish. Not booze from the 7% abv.

This was a solid IPA with some well-defined balance. I would get this one again.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Dodt
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

noticed this one based on the can art.(usually doing this bites me in the end , glad it didn't . ) poured from the can into a sam adams speical pint glass. nice fluffy head that clings to the side. straw in color. aroma is piney with a blend of hops . glad i tried this one can't wait to try other beers from this brewery.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a hazy pale golden-straw color with a huge creamy and fluffy head that retains long after the pour, leaving thick lace around the entire glass

S- piney and citrus hop with some grapefruit zest, sweet beady & doughy malt with some cereal grain

T- sweet and malty with some bready notes, some citrus and grassy hop notes with moderate bitterness on the finish

M- medium body with medium-high carbonation, smooth mouthfeel with a crisp finish. ABV is hidden fantastically

O- very quaffable IPA, more balanced than most. Very easy to drink multiple, even with the 7% ABV

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a huge, soapy, resiny head that has great persistence and leaves bubbly lacing. Bright, crisp, citrus hop aroma. Turbid, straw color. Starts out with nice hop bitterness; bright grapefruit with pine. Moves into a medium bitterness that then ramps up to a medium-high bitterness as notes of citrus rind crescendo. The finish is light bitterness lingering, but with a great citrus character.

This is the most restrained and balanced IPA I've EVER had from a West Coast brewery. It's aromatic, floral, and hoppy, but not too bitter. It reminds me of Midwest IPA's, and that's very high praise in my book! I could session these all day!

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Brew Free Or Die IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 3,204 ratings.
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