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


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
No commercial description

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: itís like a rich creamy lemon cheesecake. But a beer. Full of flavour, body and smoothness. Full of hoppy orange and lemon flavours. Gorgeous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (493) - 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 (2568) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (415) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 27, 2014
At a private tasting in Serbia with markoijelena and luttonm. "Pour it" orange skin, filtered (just a bit hazy) with a off white foamy head which leaves s lacing. Nose: pine resin. Mouth: oily feel of resin. Cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle, 11/4/2014. Golden copper pour, sparkling, oily white head. Aroma is dank onion, grapefruit peel and mild citrus flesh, strong earthy pine. Taste is grapefruit, citrus, quickly gives way to strong pine character, lingering bitterness. Medium body, not sticky. Not getting a lot of citrus, but rather overpowered by big pine bitterness, a bit unbalanced for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1058) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColaKid (70) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1432) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2080) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1308) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orange_3084 (125) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50