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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

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BTVflatlander
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fortunate enough to get a sixer from a friend in DC. Served from a can into a Citizen Cider snifter.

A: Vibrant orange, a very attractive IPA.

S: Some hops, but not as strong a hop aroma as I would have expected.

T: Floral hops overpower the underlying citrus hops that come through only very briefly. A spicy malt backbone is ever present--a bit too strong for my liking yet not entirely off-putting.

M: Pleasant and inviting.

O: I was excited to try this beer from a well-regarded brewery that does not, of yet, distribute to my current home-state of Vermont. And, while I must say that I was in no way blown away, this is a solid single IPA I'd buy fairly often if I could, even if I enjoy the can art more than the beer itself. Try it if you can get your hands on it, I'll be sticking with some local IPAs.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

a: light orange with a little rising carbonation. small dome head.
S: weak but a yeasty, light bright and hoppy.
t: very earthy and bitter hops at the end which really dominate the majority of the flavor. planty aftertaste. a very slight and light fruitiness at the front.
m: slightly fuzzy and slightly puckering
O: it's okay. not particularly special.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a clear gold with a fluffy three finger white head that recedes to a small foam on top. Leaves moderate lacing.

Smell- Lots of pine and grapefruit along with a hint of bitterness and alcohol.

Taste- The beginning of the sip is sweet with a good citrus bitterness upon swallowing. Grainy malt background with a forefront of pine and grapefruit hops.

Mouthfeel- Fairly thin with with decent carbonation, really the only bad thing about the beer.

Overall- Very well balanced, good resiny hop flavor. Only downside was the mouthfeel but this is still a good IPA worth trying.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Super clear and crisp golden pour. 1.5 finger of dense but soft white head. Lingering. Nose is a little weak. Just a hint of citrus and hop, but not much.

Taste is nice initially, nice little burst of citrus up front. But this goes away quickly and you're left with a rather dry, straw/grass like hoppiness. Just doesn't have the crisp flavors that I want.

Feel is fine. Nothing special.

Meh. Not bad. Not great. Decent IPA from a can I guess. But there are a lot better. I'll drink them next instead.

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 5/15/2013.
Pours clear gold with a two fingers of white head. Nice retention and a good amount lacing..
Smell is floral hops, yeasty bread dough.
Taste is fruity bitter hops with plenty of fresh bread dough malt. A very balanced IPA for a Westy. Some minor pine resins but smoothed by the sweet malts.
Mouthfeel is very good, plenty of carbonation but not too much. Medium dry bitter finish.
Overall one of the best canned American IPAs . Not overly bitter. Would be a great choice for a starter IPA. Well hidden abv.
Edited on 8/21/2013.

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Brew Free Or Die IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 3,266 ratings
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