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21st Amendment Brew Free Or Die IPA

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This canned IPA features 2-row Pale and Munich malts with Warrior hops for bittering, Columbus and Cascade hops, and then dry-hopped with Amarillo, Ahtanum, and Simcoe. Sometimes Warrior hops scare me a little because a little can go a long way. Let’s see how it tastes.

Stats:
India Pale Ale. 7.0% ABV. 70 IBUs. California (can says MN).

Light coppery color, much more towards an amber color though, not too much head, but leaves some lacing.
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Hops are there on the nose, but nothing crazy, adding a little bit of pine. The nose has a lot of diacetyl, actually smells a lot like a Rogue beer. More fruit come out on the nose than anything else. Getting a lot of lemons and apricots. Actually I think if I baked an apricot, squirted some lemon on it, with just a tad bit of rosemary and butter, and you'd be pretty close.

Medium bodied with a softer carbonation than most.

A lot of butter, lemon, and apricot come through right away. The mid-palate presents a cinnamon component that I like with more apricots. The end is okay. Kind of off-putting, but low bitterness. Just doesn’t taste very good. I think all the hops were waiting to ambush there. It’s sort of a leafy, green bitterness that just isn’t making my palate happy.

This is an alright beer. I think there are much better choices out there. 84 points.

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