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Brewed by Liberty Brewing Co
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Auckland, New Zealand
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 4.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.7
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viter (27) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 4, 2014
(Bottle) Very good beer. Gold colour with thick white head that fades pretty quickly. Citrus, hops and fruit in the aroma. Taste begins with sweet than rapidly changes to bitter. Citrusy - lemon, orage and grapefruit with hoppy bacground. The alcohol is very well hidden. Bitter and warming finish. Full body, low to medium carbonation. Very nice beer, but. I am not sure if 99 IBU is correct. Still very good double IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PaulyT (3) - Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
One of the best I have tried in this country. Fresh, vibrant and bitter but with a nice balance at the end. Yum

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyleCameron (20) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 20, 2013
Welcome to my mouth C!tra. Ooh, you are bitter. Seriously bitter. I like it, once you get used to it. And the warming sensation brought on by drinking stuff that’s higher than 7% alcohol is definitely there. Great clear amber colour. Very light carbonation, almost no head. Licorice, caramel, resinous hop flavour. This is a serious beer. Not at all like Epics range of floral fruity beers. This is more like a lightly dry hopped rendition. With a focus on the malt profile and Hop bitterness and integration.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11779) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Rich citrusy rich earthy. Only a hint of oxidation and a slice of citrus. Decent stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kerrmatt (22) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 5, 2013
Label makes no attempt to describe the beer other than the name , style, IBU and ABV.. I like it. Herbaceous and citrus smells and flavours. Roasted malts compliment well with hints of toasted oats. Small head as w!th most double IPA’s. A good powerful but balanced beer for 9% and 99IBU.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2013
The head is medium, the body orange. It smells sweet, citrus, hoppy, fruity. The taste is hoparomatic, creamy-hoppy, bit bitter, bit flowery, citrus. Nice aromatic aftertaste. Refreshing and nice but not to special! 3.8

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SAChubb (3) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2013 does not count
Crikey! This is quite something. Pale copper colour, with a fairly pungent, grassy hops aroma. The flavour is dominated by an intense green tea astringency, but with the benefit of some sweet citrus, passionfruit, pine resin and pale malt flavours making it a complex brew with plenty of impact. The balance of the astringency and the sweet fruitiness makes you keep coming back for more, despite the full hops assault on the taste buds. Impressive.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Amber colour with dense head. Beautiful citrus aroma with tropical sweet notes. Bitter punch is perfectly balanced by juicy lemon/lime/mandarin flavours Bold flavours and abv that impress rather than simply shock. An outstanding example of how good a 2IPA can be.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShaneJ (414) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle at Tap Haus, Wellington. Clear dark golden/amber, massive lemony/citrusy/passionfruit hop characters, sweet caramelly malt base. Delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft at Beervana. Clear golden yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of dusty lemons, very nice. Taste is bitter lemon peel. Tasty.


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