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

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (386) - - NOV 23, 2013
Strong hoppy aroma, crisp clean light taste, full of fruity flavours. I good beer to drink on a hot day.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
majormax (6) - - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (290) - Perth, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (922) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Rich orange colored body, clear, with a short off-white head. Fruit goop nose of maraschino cherries, sugary red apple, burnt shallots, faint game-y dog hair, over-kilned cara malt and nut oils. Medium body, soft and creamy malt texture, medium bitterness and sweetness. It smells very fruity / sugary but it’s not actually that sweet, thankfully. The burnt tropical fruit and grainy smell isn’t all that appealing, and it doesn’t really smell or taste like Nelson Sauvin (more like the peanut smell you get from Chinook). Not a fan of the aroma / flavor but the texture is pretty enjoyable. From bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmmarshall (15) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2013
Little aroma, sweet caramel with apricot, grapefruit and white grape flavor. Well balanced sweet and bitterness, easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sockless (21) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2013
Great aroma of passionfruit and tropical fruits, with some citrus. Tastes medium bitter, with rushes of passion fruit and some malt. Great showcase of Nelson Sauvin, just like the label says.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (524) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2013
500mL bottle. Pours clear golden with a small white head and a faint tropical fruit aroma. Nice resinous/caramel flavour with hints of tropical fruit. Not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
p13 (2) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2013 does not count
citrus, golden, clear, white foam, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, lively, long finish. Recommended for those times when you want something more than ordinary without either the kick or weight of a double IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2013
500ml bottle from Archive. Great label on the bottle. Full on hop aroma and flavour. Great beer.


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