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Liberty Citra Double IPA

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99
98
style
Brewed by Liberty Brewing Co
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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common

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1042) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a clear medium gold, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves reasonable lacing. Citrus hops notes dominate the aroma, with plenty of mandarin, lemon and lime in the mix, as well as a touch of biscuit malt. Strong lemon and grapefruit hops up front give way to a good amount of biscuit and caramel malt in the mid-palate. Lime hops and a touch of pine keep the finish nice and clean. A very well-balanced and surprisingly sessionable DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColaKid (59) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
A hectic double IPA with massive lemon citrus hops and strong biscuity caramel flavour. The only thing I didnít like was the aroma, I could almost smell some durian in there, was a bit on the pungent side for me but a great beer nonetheless. Donít think itís a 100/100 beer though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1351) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours a clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, pine and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to beautifully balanced bitter hop finish. Excellent!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 11, 2014
Golden orange with a white head. Powerful citra hop aroma, and thatís about it. Flavor is similar, screaming "all citra, all the time!" It does have a light and residual caramel malt sweetness, but itís well hidden. This is a good brew however it needs more complexity. Iím honestly shocked at the 100 rating. I made a SMaSH home-brew with citra and it tasted pretty close to this (I am not saying I am on par with pro brewers). Fun, interesting, but not a go-to.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1231) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
500mL bottle BB 10/12/14 Rather attractive golden beer with properly dense, creamy white head rising up and holding. Aroma is amazing! Just BOOM passionfruit, ripe guava, citrus, rockmelon, grass, green herbs, with just enough toasty malt to make itself known. Slick sort of texture, thick without alluding too much to that substantial abv, moderate carbonation. Palate delivers those beautiful hop flavours of passionfruit, lime, grass & melon, with an obligatory malt biscuit note. Bitterness is moderately high, not as aggressive as American IPAís tend to be, long warming finish. Amazing showcase of hops, well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orange_3084 (108) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
Brilliantly clear amber-copper colour with thin white head. Pungent fruity hop aroma. Grapefruit, marmalade, caramel and a touch of pine. Oily medium body. Taste is kinda sweet actually with a kinda biscuity character Thereís a strong bitterness, but it is very well rounded. Slick finish. Awesome beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (4864) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at Brew at Quay, Auckland, August 2014. Hazy golden with a medium white head. Fresh and hoppy with grapefruit, mango, grass and some cookies. The finish was dry and bitter. A tasty one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Not quite in the DIPA weight class for mine but perhaps a back handed compliment as this drinks very well for a 9% beer. Some abv sweetness but the hops are quite firm and dry. Good presence. Not really memorable but good drinking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3263) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 17, 2014
Deep rich amber golden color. Little white head. Heavenly nose of citrus and tons of mangoes. Clean maltiness. Big, full body with hop explosion that jumps across the mouth to the back of the tongue. Very prickly, but plenty of malt to balance things out. Slightly boozy. Hops never leave the tongue and just sit front and center. Really well executed IIPA. Top notch stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUL 17, 2014
Beautiful clear pour though low head retention. Big Citras nose. Smooth and light body - biscuity. Big hops with some alcohol burn. Not a long finish. Very well made and highly enjoyable, though not as pungently hoppy as some WCIPA examples I really enjoy.


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