Brew Free Or Die IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery

very good
3,215 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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1559th Review on BA
Can to Tulip

Canned 08/06/12
Purchased at Davis Beer Shop for $1.99

App- A medium colored orange with some deeper oranges in the center and a bit of gold around the edges. A good frothy and whipped 2 finger head stuck around for a bit, with really nice cling and a lace wall down the side of the drink side.

Smell- Its a bit of a more malty ipa, blended with a good aromatic nose and then moves into a bit of a dry earthy and herbal note. A bit sweet on the final pulls and then has just a touch of the 7% on the finish.

Taste- It was good. It wasnt great but I enjoyed it. The beer was a bit of a bigger canned IPA. A nice big ABV balanaced out by some creamier malts and then a bit of a good bitter hop addition. A bit of that earthy and grassy flavor from the nose comes into play as well.

Mouth- More of a medium bodied IPA with a lower creamier carbonation. Residual flavors include the creamy malts with some dry hops and a bit of the abv on the finish.

Drink- A nicer IPA. I enjoyed it. Probably would buy again if I could get my hands on some in So.Cal.

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Served from can into tulip glass:

Pours to a copper-amber color, not cloudy at all with a good two-finger head and extensive lacing, Carbonation persists lightly in the glass and creates a rather inviting "drink-me" combination of color and head for an IPA.

Malt notes are most prominent, added with some banana followed by a backing of pine and citrus without much hops in the nose. Caramel is there, and combined with the malt it creates a certain aroma of sweetness.

A bit of carbonation goes with the caramel-sweetness found in the nose earlier. Not at all bitter for a 7% IPA, very drinkable with a lace that persists until the glass is finished. The slight banana notes come into the taste after the caramel and malt to create a good finish. If anything, a little less carbonation would have helped a bit here.

Very drinkable, not too full in the mouth but enough to make me enjoy it. A very slight bitter aftertaste comes to light, but not overbearing.

A very enjoyable IPA with a bit more sweetness and caramel notes than the usual. Not a ground-breaker but something I might pick up again.

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Brew Free Or Die IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 3,215 ratings.
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