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Brew Free Or Die IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
3,266 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
Ranking:
#9,340
Reviews:
928
Ratings:
3,266
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
762
Trade:
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Photo of BlackHaddock
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Labelled as 'Brew Free or Die IPA' on the huge beer board in the brewery bar on 5 Feb 2013 when I had my on-tap beer.

Light golden body with a slight haze, on top a thin white covering.

Hops rule the brew, mini-citrus front to that hoppiness, some malt content in the brew also, just to prevent it becoming a hop bomb sort of beer. The beer was taken during 'Strong Beer Month' and at 7.0% was one of the weakest on offer, it therefore lacked the 'umph' of many others that day and hence my rather average thoughts on this brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this 12oz can out of a small snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear dark golden hue with a thin, white head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass leaving a nice trail and ending in a solid lace.

S: Hoppy aroma with mild citrus notes.

T: Tart, bitter, and hoppy flavor. Slightly acidic middle followed by a dry hoppy finish.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was a really good IPA – nice hoppy and refreshing.

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3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice gold with a great, long-lasting foam.
Definitely a "light" variant of the IPA breed in terms of bitter/hops taste.
Easy mouthfeel with only a little that lingers between sips - all pleasant.
This is an IPA I could drink plenty of without feeling like I'm eating hops.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
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 +18.4%
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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Brew Free Or Die IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 3,266 ratings
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