Brew Free Or Die IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
3,205 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:
3,205
Reviews:
911
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
742
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,205 |  Reviews: 911
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of 57md
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light copper with more than a finger of off-white head that enjoyed some significant retention. The nose is hoppy with some mild citrus notes in the background. There is a touch of maltiness in the flavor profile, but hop bitterness is the main focus of this offering. This is not a hop bomb, but the bitterness is average or possibly slightly above average for a single IPA. This is a solid and drinkable IPA, but not quite top tier for single IPAs.

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not a fan of IPA but this one was probably a little better than most with the aftertaste being somewhat bearable. There is also a nice combination which is hard to describe in relation to the taste. Although this would be probably hard to find in a bar in Ohio, since it is brewed in California, I would still probably be down to purchase a single bottle again if given the opportunity. A good choice for my least favorite type of beer. 195 Est. calories 6.5-7% ABV.

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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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of da_beers
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had to buy this on the 4th of July. Brew free or Die!!!!

A - Pours a nice coppery orange color with two fingers of white, frothy head. Decent carbonation coming up. Not crystal clear, but has somewhat of a haze.

S - Has a combination of piney and citrusy scents on the initial nose. You definitely get some sweetness from the malts in there as well. The citrus is something tart, like a grapefruit or bitter orange. Some hops hit the nose at the end as well.

T - Taste is great. Starts out with an initial bitterness from the hops (cascades?), followed by a caramel sweetness from the malts. The citrus dances around a little, but is not huge. Quite fresh and bright on the palate, nice summery IPA that can hold its own.

M - Decent carbonation, light/medium body, although closer to medium. Very drinkable.

O - I really enjoyed this one. My first from 21st Amendment Brewery, but will be going back to try more for sure. I would definitely recommend.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Zraly
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours pale gold with a nice white head. Clean, fragrant hoppy note upfront.

A bit of resin and pine needle, with a round, citrus hop bite. A bit of citrus peel and flowers. Malt is on the bready side and has a bit of caramel, and most importantly, compliments the hop profile well. Bitterness helps carry the body through. Crisp and relatively clean finish for a medium-bodied IPA.

In a land of more IPAs than one can reasonably ask for, this is quite good. The new can packaging is pretty cool, too. I'd like to try this with some Indian cuisine.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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