Brew Free Or Die IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery

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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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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of BadRockBeer
4.92/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer was shipped to me courtesy of Shaun O'Sullivan - Co-Founder/Brewmaster of The 21st Amendment.

This beer pours a beautiful light amber in color with a great 3+ finger rocky head. The very slightest of haze.

Grapefruity, citrus and mild pine in the nose.

Mildly sweet, malty followed by and wonderful bitterness that is quite pleasant, not harsh. Very nice pronounced hop flavor.

Well carbonated, medium in body.

This is a perfect example of a west coast IPA. Very nice! RAT PAD!!!

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Photo of thebrood1987
4.92/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very nice hop aroma of course. I get that strong Simcoe hop smell with some pink lemonade grapefruit smell backed by herbal earthiness and some citrus smells. Yeah this has a huge smell they use a lot of hops in this one. The taste is very rich and smooth up front with a caramel chewy malt ending with the really dry, herbal, mouth puckering bitterness. The pink lemonade grapefruit taste comes out the most and its amazing.

I also get the citrus burst combining with that pink lemonade grapefruit flavor as well. Its amazing that these tastes can be in here all because of hops. The dry bitterness is pill like but extremely enjoyable if you like a good strong IPA. I'm impressed by the malt of this beer as well dominating the first part of the sip until the citrus hop burst comes and ends with the puckering bitterness.

Two beers that I've had that are similar to this are Weyerbacher Infusion because of that pink lemonade very bitter taste and Samuel Adams Latitude 48 with the variety of hops and the Simcoe and Athanum hop on the smell and taste are pretty reminiscent. Get this beer. Best IPA I've had in a can.

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Photo of satchelbrewer1
4.92/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Craft beer in a can, beautiful head, aroma immediate once opened. Wonderful citrus flavored without to much hops, finishes awesome with a great bitterness. Craft beer in a can, old school back in fashion? You can find this beer in several states now, all this from a micro-brew pub from San Francisco! Can't wait to see what's next from 21st Amendment Brewery and Pub.

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4.92/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.9/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Woody does the CAN-CAN ...

In pouring it from the can into a glass, I got a cascading action not terribly unlike what Guinness prides itself on. Once it settled out, I ended up with two fingers of thick, marshmallow Fluf-like head with great retention. The color was an orangish-amber with NE-quality clarity. The nose smelled like the floor of a pine forest! For me, this was Nirvana. Love dem hops! The mouthfeel was medium, which is right for the style, but not exceptional. Great hoppy bitterness in the mouth, up front, but not overpowering. The finish left my mouth feeling lip-smacking bone-dry. I wish that it were more widely available, since the portability of the cans, coupled with the great taste of the beer makes it a strong choice for a picnic or other outdoors activities where glass is frowned upon.

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4.88/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is one of my WA state go-to's along with Topcutter, all the bitter beauty I'd expect of an northwest IPA, but with a bit of a sweet and malty side (just a bit). You crack this can and catch a wonderful aroma, and the best part is there's plenty more where that came from - year round.

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4.85/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another fine beverage from 21st Amendment

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4.85/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Goes great with RI oysters!

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4.82/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz can purchased as a 6-pack from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" light beige head over the cloudy amber brew. Pillowy head lasts nicely, with sticky lacing. Aroma is all about the hops, both juicy citrus and pungeant pine. Taste starts sweet, tinges a bit citrus in the middle, closes dry and piney. Flavors come together superbly. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is excellent. Another great canned beer, and great beer in general.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.82/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Gibby32 for this sample bottle. This beer pours a hazy orange color with amber hues. The head is a solid inch in height, and recedes very slowly into nice thick lacing. The aroma is herbal with pine resin, grapefruit rine, and a soft but noticable malt presence. I really like the herbal notes as it seems rare to find an IPA these days that isn't all grapefruit and pine. The taste is a little fruitier than the aroma, but there are still solis floral and herbal tones, and an even larger malt backbone. The bitterness is firm, but not as brash as I would expedct from a beer with 70 IBUs. I really like it nonetheless. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation that lends itself to the suddelties of the beer. The texture is velvety. Overall, this is one of the best IPAs I've had the pleasure of drinking.

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4.82/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Not too hoppy. Nice carbonation. Good ABV!! Gets me where I need to be without filling me up too much. Love this beer! I recommend it to go with food.

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