Brew Free! Or Die IPA is an American IPA by 21st Amendment Brewery that’s well balanced with toasted bread and a wide range of hop flavors.

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Brew Free! Or Die is an American IPA brewed by 21st Amendment Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 12 oz. can.

Packaging art for the Brew Free! Or Die IPA by 21st Amendment Brewery

Packaging art for the Brew Free! Or Die IPA by 21st Amendment Brewery

Appearance

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.

Aroma

The aroma is heady with a scent of fresh pine needles, perfumey floral hops, and a sweet hint of tropical fruit.

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Flavor

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.

Mouthfeel

Its feel is relatively smooth with a dry finish and a light astringency and warmth. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Label art for the Brew Free! Or Die IPA by 21st Amendment Brewery

Label art for the Brew Free! Or Die IPA by 21st Amendment Brewery

Overall

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.

Recommended Pairings

21st Amendment recommends the following food pairings with their Brew Free! Or Die IPA: cheese curds, steak, spicy curries, and tater tots.

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