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Brewed by Liberty Brewing Co
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Auckland, New Zealand
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1663) - Christchurch, - APR 16, 2013
From what I have seen of other reviews this is a rave beer. A rock star of double IPAs, this beer sends reviewers in paroxysms of delight. From what I have been enjoying over the last fifteen minutes there may be good reason for this. Deep orange amber colour with little enduring head, I have seen prettier beers. Aromas of massive hoppy tangerine, chlorophyll, green spruce cones and undertones of amber malts. My feeling is that the malt aromas play very much a second fiddle to the hops in this style but there are examples of balance (see Middlemiss Hodgson IPA). The flavour is just a massive surge of bitterness all at once. A cascade (forgive the unintentional hop pun) of hop driven flavours all struggling to make themselves felt at once like a hoard of children finding easter eggs. Tastes significantly of oranges, tangelo and tangerine with some gooseberry with the malt, while taking that back seat, making gentle suggestions that it too is there. Is it rave-worthy? Probably. I found it nice enough and I think my rating is justifiable.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2030) - 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 (1204) - 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 (107) - 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 (4718) - 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 (3226) - 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 (2341) - 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.

4.8
   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!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (246) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
Massive citra aroma - not the biggest citra taste (this is good for people like me who donít absolutely love citra) but big enough - well balanced with sweet biscuity malt but not too sweet - alcohol totally hidden - a damn good drink.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonnyguns (914) - 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!


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