Brewed by Liberty Brewing Co
Style: Imperial IPA
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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buzz_and_hum's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - JAN 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 Re-rate for the 2013 batch. This was the best beer I had at Beervana 2011, even better the next year from the 750ml bottles, and now the current batch from the 500ml bottles is even better. Brief summary: it’s like a rich creamy lemon cheesecake. But a beer. Full of flavour, body and smoothness. Full of hoppy orange and lemon flavours. Gorgeous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3871) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Draft at Brothers Beer. Clear bright golden with a small white head. The aroma is characteristic of citra beers - citric, grapefruit, orange, pine. The flavor is nice with honey sweet malt yielding to a big bitter hop punch. Medium bodied, intense and enamel ripping. Good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brenhophead (675) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2015
500mL bottle BB: jan 2016. As i pour this clear golden brew i can smell the amazing aroma wofting from the glass. The wonderful tropical citrus fruit is very prominent in the flavor also. An incredible beer that is deceptively drinkable at 9%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samma (151) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2015
On tap at Alehouse Project, Melbourne: big citrus nose that really showcases the varietal. Crisp mouthfeel. A possibly sessionable double IPA with good balance. If you love citra, then this is the beer for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombutlin (140) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2015
A good, but not great double IPA. I had this at a tasting session (thanks to www.craftbeeronline.co.nz) and it was only in the middle of the bunch, so I was faintly underwhelmed. Strong citrus, floral, resin hops and matching taste, but my resounding memory is that it is overrated

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
henryhops (17) - - MAR 29, 2015
Contradiction to the type of beer it is. Being a double IPA I was expecting it to be pretty full on. But it's more like a session IPA really. Great aroma and fantastic palate. Mild hops. A winner but!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1528) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2015
500ml bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Lots of citrus and sharp hop flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nezzapunk (27) - - FEB 12, 2015
bottle, big fruity banana and lychee nose goes into a really bitter but decent fruity hoppy taste, big palate with the booze quite noticable, the bitter notes continue all the way thru. it’s not at all balanced but it is packed with flavour and punch . would like to try it next to an epic hop zombie if i could ever afford to buy the two together hehe

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alberti92 (159) - - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thick creamy head leaving tones of lacing. Aroma is big on citrus, pine and a variety of fruits particularly mango. Body is fairly moderate with moderate carbonation. Taste is big citrus notes, grass and pine. It's quite bitter but not too over powering. As soon as this one hits your tongue you think it's going to take you on a massive journey and completely destroy your palate however the flavours seem to mellow out creating a very approachable, easy drinking double IPA. So this is very nice but to be honest, I really wanted to be taken on that journey of palate destroying goodness! But yes, this is definitely a great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (943) - ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours clear amber, some foam that reduces fast. Aroma is dry, resiny, sticky. Stickily dry? Lots of citra, freshness, some dry tropical fruits. Aftertaste is somewhat sweet, resins and pine needles there too. Good, very American style, fresh and potent. Enjoyed this one a lot!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
0.5l bottle at Pozarevac Grand Tasting 2014. Rich orange, small head. Rich skunky hops. Grapefruit, good funk, lots of oily hops. Rich, dense classic big DIPA. Tasty, hop forward.

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