Thursday, April 13, 2017

21st Amendment Brew Free or Die Blood Orange IPA

The Blood Orange IPA is all the rage these days, along with all the other rages. Let's check out this one from 21st Amendment Brewing, part of the Brew Free Or Die brand. Ale brewed with blood oranges. 7% ABV. 70 IBU. Centennial and Citra hops.
Brewed and canned by 21st Amendment Brewing, San Leandro, CA.

Clear, bright orange coloring, large and lasting, lace-leaving, pillowy white head. Looks great.

In the nose: Intense orange from the onset. Bold, brash, bursting with citrus. Beautifully bitter.

In the mouth: More of the same, and more, and more. Big bitterness coats the palate, and keeps it coming. Light body, all the better for the bitter. Blood orange flavor is all over it. Non-stop tasty. Good blood orange IPA and you can drink it.

"Four hop varieties and seven blood oranges ago, our founders brought forth in this brewery, a new beer, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that not all IPAs are created equal. Because sometimes, real fruit just makes things even more delicious.
Blood Orange Brew Free! is brewed like our original west coast style Brew Free! or Die IPA, but with an abundance of fresh blood orange puree and a twist of citrusy dry hops. Refreshingly different. As Abe would say, “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

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