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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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (716) - 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 itís 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, Iím glad I only have 1 bottle right now since Iíd be tempted to crack open another.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11251) - 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. Itís 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden orange hued body with a lasting foamy just off-white head. Good retention. Aroma shows a lot of caramel malt, noticeable VDKs, herbaceous and citrus hop character. Lasting butterscotch. Flavors are sweet and fruity with a lot of crystal malt like character. Herbal and citrusy hop character. Medium carbonation, fuller body and very sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8592) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with off white head. Nose/taste of resin, tree sap, caramel malt, grapefruit and perfumy hops. Medium body. Finishes slightly dry resin with some grapefruit/perfumy hop.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #4. Hazy dark brown color with a tan head. Sweet citrus aroma after a bit of pine from the initial sniff. Nice flavor, more sweetness, but itís more tropical on the tongue, mild aftertaste at first, but that gained strength as I sat and continued to drink. Pretty nice. (2534)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Clear amber pour with a white head. Nose is sweet sugar and caramel with a bit of fruit, some citrus peel, and a light pine note. A hint of butter, some grass, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is on the boozy side with a fair amount of bitterness. Lots of sugar, caramel, and citrus peel. A hint of herbs and sweet fruit on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bomber from BevMo. Medium amber on the pour. Nice hopped nose with some citrus and a little sweetness. Pretty good mouth feel. Tasty hop flavors with a decent enough malt bill to keep things balanced. Alcohol is well hidden .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peacehammer (622) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
clear light gold. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit and orange rind. Flavor is more pine bitter than fruity. Easy on the palette for a 9.5% beer. The aroma is great, but the flavor leaves some to be desired.


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