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
Photo of FrancisM12
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twax
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dms844
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brew Free Or Die IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery. Poured from the can into a pint glass, the head is three fingers thick, with solid lacing, and medium golden amber body.

I smell an abundance of pine and citrus malts with a honey biscuit malt foundation.

Tastes like mildly sweet malts upfront with the hops doing a top job accenting this brew with pleasant bitterness.

Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

Overall, I'll give Brew Free Or Die IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery 4.5.

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Photo of rarigney
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaneBramage
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a really smooth west coast IPA, hoppy and malty but not too bitter. Lots of citrus/tropical flavors with some honey for balance. Very drinkable.

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Photo of yaksurf
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cyrushire
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DreDay
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Momon
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frykid
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: a dark orange / gold color, a foamy head of about 2-2.5 finger widths (head lingered for a little while)
S: aromas not so strong - citrusy, pine
T: dry and quite bitter at first, some orange / grapefruit flavors
F: moderate carbonation, smooth

it was 'ok'

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Photo of jahbless
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of k47k
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can,into a Cigar City spiegelau IPA glass.

Creamy white head that stands just under 2 fingers tall.Hazy gold in color with distorted light showing through the glass.Small bits of sediment floating around.Light carbonation.

On the nose I am getting heavy notes of...corn...yes corn.Im getting alot more malts than hops.Im really not even getting any hops...Mostly corn.WTF

On the palate I get mostly piney and floral hops,balanced with sweet malts.Definitely tastes like a west coast IPA.Getting some grapefruit as well.

The body is medium / thin,with a dry finish.

This is a decent IPA,but not something I will pick up again.Im not a huge fan of west coast style IPA's,so take this rating with a grain of salt.

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Photo of Mikey440
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Clear gold with light visible carbonation, a fluffy white head, and sheets of sticky lacing.

S: Orange marmalade, biscuit and sugar cookie, earth, pine, and grapefruit.

T: Pink grapefruit, orange peel, biscuits, honey, and pine cone.

F: Medium, smooth, moderately carbonated.

O: A solid West Coast IPA. If fresh, tasty and enjoyable.

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Photo of wheresromi
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgarvis
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jameswaldo
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I got this in a sixpack because I had to tote it by bike a fair way to drink it, and the cans are lighter. Pretty graphic on the cans! Also a righteous clear notice that it was "Canned On: 11/23/16" when I wanted to drink it on 12/23/16. Wouldn't it be great if all commercial beer had such proof of age?
Poured into a pint glass, this made an excellent head that persisted fiercely, lacing beautifully. Top score for looks!
The smell was ok, not quite hoppy enough for me.
The taste was fine, with its three hops, but not enough bittering for my palate. 70 IBUs aren't enough for a real Indian PA; maybe it's a West Coast timidity? The malt and yeast were as tasty as the moderate hopping: call it well-balanced, maybe, or just plain not hoppy enough.
Real good carbonation and juicy hop mouth feel, though again without the bitter after taste I seek in IPA styles. If they branded this a Pale Ale, I'd call it honestly fine.
Overall, a middle-of-the-road sort of brew for folks who don't like bitter much.

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Photo of newdamage1
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peaches13
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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