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Black Market Liberation Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Liberation IPA Is an Imperial IPA, which means that we took the malt and hop character of a regular IPA and kicked everything up a few notches. Liberation is a malt and hop powerhouse that drinks smooth and hides its strength. Drink this one fresh to preserve all the hoppy goodness.
Hops: Amarillo, Cascade, Columbus
Malt: Pale, Crystal, Wheat


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Artistdave (58) - Austin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
22 oz bomber...real green tasting...not the best charateristeic...muddy haze orange...not infected but just a wierd thing going on. Not the type of IPA I am used to.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1399) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours dark golden lots of head and some lacing. Nose is earthy bitterness and some fruit. Flavours of stone fruit, some Cheerios. Taste medium bitter med/liguât s’aérer. Full body with lively carbonations.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1011) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
From a 650ml bottle on 9/10/2014. Pours an opaque dark golden with a smallish head. Has a pleasant if not spectacular fruity hop aroma with some light caramel notes. The flavour gives you quite a bit of sweet citrus and stone fruit (mandarin, apricot) and a touch of honey, set off against a mild caramel malt background. There’s a decent but not over the top bitterness at the end with some resin lingering quite prominently at the back. The texture is syrupy and the carbonation is moderate. Very easy to drink for the size. This is a very solid and enjoyable DIPA but just lacks the character and focus of the very best brews in this style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5005) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Tap - Toronado - Seattle - Terrific Double IPA good hops forward flavor and finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (587) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Draft pour. Very bottom of the keg so this could change next time. Pours thick with a solid caramel color. This beer is almost all caramel flavors with a bitter hop finish. Pretty heavy beer. Overall, decent beer, and good flavor to it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Draught at Chuck’s Hop Shop, 85th st, Seattle
Hazy amber color. The caramel dominates, yet it’s lean, and then the powerful and resiny hopping happens; long final.
Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5019) - Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery
Clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus and caramel. Flavors of floral, caramel and plastic
OK

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11631) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom - Temecula. Pours mostly clear, rich gold with a foamy, white head. This is a big beer. A bit boozy with notes of ripe citrus, sticky pine and sweet bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with mild grassy bitterness and further sugary bread. Heavy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fcjack1 (173) - Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle from Tacoma boys. Pours a reddish amber. Scent is a nice hoppy dankness. Taste is pretty much the same with some piney notes to finish this beer of well. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6969) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parky and Grippitis. Dark orange amber, light golden head. Piney hops combine with lightl toasty caramel alts in this malty but pleasant DIPA.


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