Brew Free Or Die IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery

very good
3,227 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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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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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- nice pour into Mason Jar. Very even but frothy head. Almost looks too good to be true.

S- Nicely balanced malt and hop mix- getting citrus and pine. Slightly sweet caramel edge rounds it off. Pleasant but not overbearing.

Note: not off this tasting, but I have had cans be slightly sulphurous and stale to the nose. This one was canned 6 weeks prior to tasting.

T - A little sharp upfront but not aggressively hopped - you're getting them, but it's actually the smooth citrus / malt combo which comes through late which defines this one.

M - fizzes gently on the tongue.

O - I'm a fan of this beer but prefer it on tap. This is a can review - I've had some uneven experiences, I think mostly to do with freshness. I would urge anyone buying in a can to check the date stamp. It's not a world beater, but I think if I had to go for a canned beer this would be it.

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4.57/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

21st Amendment is a great brewery/company and Brew Free or Die is probably my favorite of their offerings. It is a great mix of hoppiness and maltiness. The citrusy taste that you get at the end leaves you coming back for more. Great IPA. Highly Recommend.

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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  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%

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour to pint glass. Golden color with fluffy 1/2 inch head leaving nice ring of lacing after a minute. Nose is fruity , grapefruit and something else herbal, verey pleasing.
Taste follows nose well with fruity bite of hops with sweet malt behind. Nice balance.
Mouthfeel is medium with creaminess , very easy drinking with a little fizz.
Overall a solid IPA , just what you expect from left coast

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned on 7/31/12. Half can to a snifter to get the look, the rest enjoyed out of the can

Pours a deep orange and gold with little transparency. Solid finger of foam with above average retention. Very nice and sticky lacing, only real fault is how cloudy it is, probably a result of it's age. Aroma of strong hop and rigid malt. Some citrusy and pine notes shine trough with orange and grapefruit zest with a hint of alcohol. Taste follows the nose well, lots of hops with a malt that definitely is a work of age. Citrus shines through and everything still melds nicely though. Mouth is good, crisp and medium body. Very smooth and creamy, this stuff goes down tremendously. Overall this is a great beer, I'd love to try it fresh

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Brew Free Or Die IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 3,227 ratings.
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