Tonight’s beer is a new take on an old standard from 21st Amendment. The original beer is one that I had years ago, so I was interested on this one.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.'”
Random: Fruited IPAs are the new thing. I’m curious to see what the next craze is.
This brew poured with a two and a half finger, slightly off-white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace, but left some lacing on the glass. The body was mostly clear and had a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was disappointing. It started with oranges and lemon zest and then went into grapefruit. I didn’t pick up any blood oranges. There was some pine as well. The taste was better than the nose. It had some pine notes and quickly transitioned into orange juice and grapefruit zest. There was a little bit of blood orange, but not nearly as much as I would have liked. A can of this was $1.67, which came to $.14 per ounce. This beer was a miss for me. I won’t be having it again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0