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


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (4563) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3146) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2290) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
olsentribe8 (17) - Napier, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2014
Great double IPA! This beer is smooth, balanced and relatively soft on the palate. A truly excellent beer, thanks Liberty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (245) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
Massive citra aroma - not the biggest citra taste (this is good for people like me who don’t absolutely love citra) but big enough - well balanced with sweet biscuity malt but not too sweet - alcohol totally hidden - a damn good drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonnyguns (904) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a deep golden orange with a firm white head. Nose is a fresh fruit bowl! Wow! Loads of mango, passionfruit, lychee, tangerine and orange. Taste is much the same. Taste almost too thin and easy to drink. Bitterness catches up with you quite late. Slammed this down way too easy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMStringer (15) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. skunky hopped up aroma. Balanced IPA that hides alcohol very well. Did not notice alcohol in taste- just impact. Lovely warming! Had from keg last time. Both great. This less energy in bottle but richness more evident because of lower fizz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2737) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle received as extra in trade. Thank you stoutnick! Pours hazy golden with a rather small frothy white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is fruity with crackers, cookies, grapefruit juice, moist grass, yellow winegums, pineapple juice, pine needles, orange zest, lemony soap and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and fruity with white bread, grapefruit juice, overripe tropical fruits, sugar, orange zest, lemon zest, minerals, moist grass, pine needles, kumquats, chives and star fruit. Mouthfeel is soft, round, slightly astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and fruity with white bread, grapefruit juice, kumquats, peaches, moist grass, pine needles, minerals, chives and star fruit. Solid IIPA! Possibly a bit too sweet...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4039) - SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle tnx to Alex. Pours cloudy amber with a nice off white head. Aroma is grassy green a bit fruity malty. Flavor is as aroma, very green nearly veggy, very different and not really what I had expected, bitterness stays there but not overwhelming, good green fruity finish.

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