Review: 21st Amendment Brewery Brew Free! Or Die IPA | Craft Beer & Brewing
21st Amendment Brewery Brew Free! Or Die IPA
97 out of 100

Style: IPA

ABV: 7.0 IBU: 70

97/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

21st Amendment Brewery Brew Free! Or Die IPA

What the brewers say

“This aromatic golden IPA is brewed with some serious West Coast attitude. It starts with three different hops to the nose, quickly balanced by a solid malt backbone supporting the firm bitterness.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “A strong interplay between some floral hoppiness and malty sweetness give a sense of fresh honey and additional notes of light grass, banana, orange, and peach. Light earthy/resiny hops, moderate malt, and a touch of toast and caramel.”

Flavor: “Juicy tropical fruits, oranges, and peaches with a hint of vanilla? An adequate malt body adds hints of toast and a bit of sweetness that carries into the finish. The finish flirts with bitterness, but that small bit of honey sweetness helps keep it in check. Despite the perceived sweetness, it’s remarkably dry, and the bitterness helps balance it.”

Overall: “A well-brewed take on an IPA that’s both fun and uncommon. The interplay of malt and hops is well crafted, and this is a great example of an IPA that uses the malt to its advantage with supporting earthy hops bitterness and floral fun.”

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