21st Amendment Brew Free! Or Die
21st Amendment Brew Free! Or Die is an American IPA, 7% ABV. Best by 05/21/16, opened on 04/06/16. This is one of those beers that falls into the “How on earth haven’t I reviewed it yet?” category.
The beer pours from the can with an absolutely crazy amount of clarity, beer is actually magnifying the lines of my finger prints through the glass! On the nose is a sturdy biscuit malt base with a little bit of caramel as well. The hops on the aroma are mostly earthy with a hint of citrus and pine in the mix. A dry biscuit malt is the backbone to this beer, but it is balanced by a pretty wide range of hop flavors. The hops bring flavors of citrus, pine and a rather unexpected bit of tobacco. This is not an overly bitter IPA, but there is a fantastic buzz left in the mouth during the aftertaste. This hop tingle compliments some lingering grapefruit from the hops.
This is a solid IPA, but isn’t one that I tend to pick up in a six pack for the house. However, I do find myself inclined to order it when I see this on craft beer list at a restaurant or bar. Not sure why this is exactly, but I could do a hell of a lot worse on a “feeling safe” IPA choice when I’m eating out!