Review – 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA
The can revolution continues. My dad has given up on the can, and now buys his PBR in bottles only. I am in love with Dale’s Pale Ale, as well as Maui Coconut Porter. Both of these beers are canned and proud of it. I am a fan of technology, and good beer, so however I can get my beer colder and fresher, I will do it. It just so happens much progress has been made in the aluminum can packaging process, and a few beers have made a name for themselves because of it.
Appearance: Light clear golden with dancing bubbles Begins with a large,sudsy head that subsides to a half inch of suds. Leaves very foamy lace.
Aroma: Graham crackers and orange juice.
Taste: Like a super malty English IPA. It has the nice hop level one would look for in a West Coast IPA, but has a fair amount of sweet, buttery malts. Ends with a bit of bitterness, but the lasting impression is that it is malty sweet.
Mouthfeel: Heavy, but not thick. The sugars trick your tounge into thinking there should be a syrupy substance, when infact, there is not.
Overall: Besides the can putting the malt before the hops in their market speak, I can say hands down, this IPA has too much sweetness. Will I finish this six pack? Yes. Does Dale’s Pale Ale come close to this. Mmmmm. Sometimes. Dale’s is almost as malty, but the overall experience is much better with Dale’s, largely due to the hops.