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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma with light caramel. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and earth linger with grapefruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Piney aroma from the hops Deep copper with an amber tint and a good foam head. Assertive hop flavor with a bit of a metallic note in the back. Some fair, doughy malt undertones and a hint of alcohol. Overall, Its decent. Nice and hoppy. Id give this a B- rating.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
22oz bottle pours clear copper with thin gold edges and a near white head of foam that leaves behind some sheet lacing. The aroma offers up lots of various hops with dank earthy hops, bold pine hops and some grapefruit hoppiness. The taste is similar with a moderate degree of dank spicy earthy hops quickly moving toward a firm level of pine and grapefruit hoppy goodness. Around the edges of this experience I get some malts and a touch of biscuit malts and a bit of floral hops. This has lots of various hops coming together in a pleasing harmony for me. Yum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6441) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
22 oz. bottle, courtesy of manuchampions (thanks Jon), pours a hazy dark orange with a medium white head. Aroma is rich on piney and resinous hops, and a bit caramel malt backbone, like many others. Flavour is medium-hoppy for a west coast IIPA, with lots of resinous hops, a whopping caramel malt backbone, making the palate quite chewy for a IIPA. Finishes quite astringent and very malty. Fairly well-balanced, but not so complex or with a high drinkability, as with the maltiness gets a bit overbearing. Solid, but unspectacular IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
Pours a orange red with thin off white head. Aroma is tar pine hops and malt. Taste is vibrantly bitter but with a lovely malt back. Alcohol well worked. Quite lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
23 nov 3012, bottle. Light amber, clear, some sediment. Nose is orange rind, tree bark, and something that reminds me of pickles. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Very dry grapefruit rind, faintly oily, pithy. Nice but a bit astringent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schuh23 (13) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
It has a good aftertaste, but when it first hits it has an overpowering alcohol taste (like a vodka). Other than that, the hops are well balanced and has a nice malty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (699) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Strong fresh hop aroma coming off a clear golden orange body with a wispy white head. Astringent, pungent, resiny bitterness bombards the tongue with delicious grapefruit and citrus pith. Just as you think this its going to continue this bitter laceration, along comes a nice caramel and honey sweetness that pushes back against this assault. Ultimately the hops win this battle and lay down a palate scraping grassy, pithy dryness that lasts long after the sip is done. This is dangerously easy to drink and I think the hops are masking the 9.5% ABV. Even with that knowledge, Im glad I only have 1 bottle right now since Id be tempted to crack open another.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy copper with a foamy off-white head. Citrus/pine aroma over a little roast caramel. Med + body. Flavor is citrus/pine/caramel. Finishes that with a bit of added floral. Its pretty tasty stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
A - Pours a slightly hazy copper-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, tropical, citrus, pine, and grassy hops with some sweet caramel and biscuit malts and a touch of booze. T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, tropical, and citrus hops with some bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, pine and grassy hops come through with some more resiny bitterness and a touch of biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops with some resiny bitterness, sweet caramel malts, and a hint of booze. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and lightly sweet finish. D - Very drinkable. Good overall balance with a nice hop profile and bitterness throughout.


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