Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I bought a 6 of this when trying out a 6 of Old Foghorn. Out of all the stuff I've had lately, this is the most well balanced beer (I guess I like hops) and a good representative of the APA style.
UNCCTF (513) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Didn't this used to be classified as an IPA? Anyway, balanced aroma of hops and malts - similar to Anchor Steam. A very crisp, full hop-dominated flavor. A truly remarkable APA.
noheinie4u (37) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of a citrus taste ... really smooth drink ... pale dark beer ...
brownaler (443) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma of this beer reminds me of the Steam ale. It has a florally hop aroma kind of like the DFH 60 min IPA, but not as complex.
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A golden color with a slight reddish tint to it. There is a good balance between the hint of sweetness at the front and leading to a nice Cascade hop finish - citrus end with a spicy note. It's a good beer and one you can keep drinking.
FatherMoss (21) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting aroma, couldn't really put my finger on it, as I smelled new things all through the course of the glass. Very nice golden topaz color, inviting is what I'd call it. Highly varied flavor, sweet to start with but bitter and hoppy at the end. Didn't really blow me away, but ultimately a very good, refreshing beer.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured goldish amber in color. Nice hoppiness, but not overly so. Clean on the palate with a touch of malt in flavor. Smooth. Very good.
kindestcut (30) - Addison, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Liberty poured a golden color like honey with a thick head that left a bit of lace on the side of the glass. I expected a little darker color but it did pour beautifully.
I didn't quite know what to think at first sniff. When I smelled again, one thing came to my mind- flowers. No, it wasn't like smelling a dozen roses, but there was a distinct flowery aroma. I would generally describe the aroma as clean and simple, like mountain air after a rain.
The Liberty has a very crisp flavor with little aftertaste. There is a noticable bitter, hoppy flavor. I was expecting a larger, more dramatic flavor but the Liberty is a refreshing beer that I can imagine having more of in the future.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty golden color with a large thick off-white head. The aroma isvery much like an IPA...lots of citrusy hops, some malty sweetness, slight caramel. The flavor is more balanced with citrusy tones...lemon, grapefruit...lots of caramel, malty sweetness, and some nice burnt wood tones. The feel is incredible...crisp, clean, bubbly, semi-dry finish. Great!
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 28, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey sweet aroma with lots of hoppy headyness. Unimpressive look, however. Topaz color and very clear. Bitter attack, broad hoppy middle, quick finish.