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Liberty Sauvignon Bomb

Brewed by Liberty Brewing Co
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1033) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
500ml bottle pours a hazy yellow Amber color with a bit of head. Great easy going hop profile. Complexity of flavor. One of the best IPAs I've ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlassBrass440 (178) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2015
Aroma of pine and grapes. There’s another sweet aroma I’m having trouble pinpointing. Flavor brings a mild fruitiness moving to a pine finish. The 7% alcohol is well hidden without any dominant flavors. Quite a smooth bitterness. No bite at all. Color is a rusty gold and presents a head of white and large bubbles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle, 11/10/2014. Copper pour, clear and sparkling, dense creamy head, good retention. Aroma is apricot, mango, soft pineapple, touch of white grape. Smells wonderful. Taste is tangerine, grapefruit, some biscuit notes, moderate to strong pine bitterness. Medium body, almost creamy consistency from the carbonation. Enjoyed this one a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kerrmatt (27) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 3, 2014
Big sauvin hit. Good balance. Classic sauvin flavoured hop hit with since nice bitterness, perhaps a bit astringent and palate wrecking. Good malt presence. Overall an awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsentribe8 (17) - Napier, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2014
Another great beer from Liberty. Lived up to its reputation. Good work Liberty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chrishrt30 (102) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2014
Pours a hazy golden peach with a thin white head. Extremely aromatic beer, huge tropical notes, apricot and grapefruit, cinnamon and spice with a big hit of pine. Big juicy malts give the strong fruity hops a great base. Floral, yet full of citrus and juicy stone fruits, with a hint of spiced olive tartness. The finish is bitter and yet refreshing, with toasty malts and good strong hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (639) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle from Regional Wines & Spirits (Aug 2013). Slightly hazy dark golden, small white head, typical nelson sauvin fruity, grape characters, sweet caramel malt, nice balanced bitterness, light body, enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
majormax (7) - - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Great showcase for Nelson Sauvin hops. Plenty on the nose, and a hint of malty sweetness compliments the tropical hop aroma. A tickle of bitterness in the finish, but somewhat lacking in punch. Would be great after a hot day's work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (455) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
Looks.. Rich and dirty amber, med head. Smells..peach/stone fruits, piney & resinous lupulin, some caramel. Tastes.. Big and fruity, resinous,piney, rich caramel malts, solid bitterness. Really enjoyed this, definitely buying again if I see it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy medium gold, with a small off-white head, which lasts fairly well but does not leave much lacing. Tropical hops aromas of melon, mango and passionfruit mix with caramel malt. Razor sharp passionfruit and melon hops up front give way to caramel malt in the mid-palate. A touch of white wine leads into mango hops in the finish. This is a nice IPA indeed. I always love a bit of Nelson Sauvin.

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