21st Amendment Brew Free! Or Die IPA
21st Amendment Brewery was founded in 2000 in San Francisco, California. They quickly became a well known and loved brewpub. They decided to can their beers, which was a great decision in my opinion! I love good beer in cans, it's easy to travel with, you can take it more places and the cans block any light from ever reaching the beer inside! I picked up this can while on a weekend trip to Minnesota, which is the closest state to me that the beer is distributed to.
Love the cans! Pours into my glass a light, bright golden orange with 2 fingers of creamy head on top that leaves spotty lacing along the glass. Great clarity. Aroma kicks off with pine and resinous hop notes. Slightly floral with a twist of citrus. Somewhat bready malts with a touch of caramel and spice.
First sip brings a good balance between malt and hops. Bready caramel intertwines with resinous, pine laced hops. Citrus and spice mix in as it flows down with a nice kick of bitterness. Finishes dry and crisp.
Mouthfeel is smooth and easy drinking with good carbonation. Overall, a tasty IPA but nothing really stands out to bring it into the limelight. Glad I got to try it!
Overall this IPA gets a rating of Enjoyable from me.
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