Brew Free! or Die Blood Orange IPA | 21st Amendment Brewery

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Brew Free! or Die Blood Orange IPABrew Free! or Die Blood Orange IPA
BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
193 Ratings
Brew Free! or Die Blood Orange IPABrew Free! or Die Blood Orange IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with Blood Oranges.

70 IBU

Added by Wontonst on 10-10-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,469
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
193
pDev:
8.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
60
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of DaveCash
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blueribbon666
4.61/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full of citrus aromas and flavors burst forward from this beer. There is a great mouthfeel that happens immediately. Very tasty and satisfying beer that I’ll be sure to buy again.

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Photo of pixarnick
4.64/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ba2047
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good IPA! You can actually taste the oranges!

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I recently drank Brew Free or Die Blood Orange IPA, ABV 7.00%, IBU 70, at a Singaporean restaurant in San Jose, California. Not the best IPA I've had but pretty good.

Look - It has a Golden clear color with a very thin white head.

Aroma - The aroma is some grapefruit, blood orange and pine.

Taste - It is tropical fruit, grapefruit, mango and blood orange and some pine resin.

Overall - light to medium body.

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Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HungarianCount
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FrancisM12
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingBiscuit
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtimmerman84
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkarimi
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lighter amber color with a white head. Aroma is citrus hops, caramel malt, and lots of blood orange. Very well balanced between the citrus hops and malts. The blood orange just adds to the citrus hops, without being over bearing. Medium bodied, nice bitterness. This brew leans on the blood orange for additional flavor but never relies on it.

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Photo of Gerred
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOCRW
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not all fruits are created equal. Some, though adding intrigue, can detract from a base beer's quality. Others can take a rum drum recipe and kick it through the stratosphere. That's what blood oranges can do and this is the type of information that the 21st Amendment so astutely understand. And they're not afraid to use it.

The Blood Orange rendition of Brew Free! or Die IPA pours with a radiant golden orange appearance and topped with a creamy white froth. Breaming with an abundance of orange aromas, the nose is a captivating scent of citronella that nearly evokes memories of furniture polish. But its taste of caramel, granola and honey tease the tongue with a malty sweet upstart.

But in true IPA fashion, the malts quickly lifts and the hops begin their fruity attack on the middle palate. Grapefruit, orange and mango start a display of succulence but its the copious character of blood orange that dominates the taste. Citrus oils and a strong branch ripe character of orange is off of fruit juices but the essence of the citrus fruit is in full force. Trending bitter with the bold suggestion of verbena, chive and juniper, the beer makes a jump to a dry and bitter late palate.

Medium bodied but on a drying track, a hint of honey retains and gives the fruit flavors a ripe character overall. A return of citronella chases a bitter and pith-like bitterness into a long aftertaste that far outlasts any malt complement and most of the other hop flavors. A firm jolt of curaçao liquor provides an alcohol spice to aid in a dry, crisp and spicy after palate.

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Photo of 98green
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of M4CDO
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acboski
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gspeer711
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Brew Free! or Die Blood Orange IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 193 ratings