The IPA pours a cloudy deep gold that shows ample sediment in suspension. It’s topped by a thick cap of rocky, ivory-white foam that shows good retention. An abundant amount of sticky lace clings to the sides and a soapy collar rounds the glass.
The aroma is heady with a scent of fresh pine needles, perfumey floral hops, and a sweet hint of tropical fruit.
The palate begins with lightly toasted bread and a modest dose of floral hops. The bitterness swells moderately and imparts a mix of hoppy flavors that include citrus, resin, and mildly spicy hops.
Its feel is relatively smooth with a dry finish and a light astringency and warmth. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
This beer looks great in the glass. Its aroma is strong and smells fantastic. The feel is in line with expectations. And the palate, while being straightforward IPA, tastes good, too. Although it ha 70 IBUs, the bitterness is balanced nicely. Brew Free! Or Die is an all-around well-made brew.
21st Amendment recommends the following food pairings with their Brew Free! Or Die IPA: cheese curds, steak, spicy curries, and tater tots.