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Liberty Yakima Monster

Brewed by Liberty Brewing Co
Style: American Pale Ale
Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Get those images of Godzilla and Mothra out of your head! I know you were thing it, but this beer has nothing to do with Japan whatsoever. Yakima is actually a region in the state of Washington USA where some of Joseph Wood’s favorite hops are grown. This monster of a Pale Ale showcases several of those hops. "It’s a easy drinking beer, flavorsome enough for your father ’n law to exclaim "wow - that’s fruity!" yet complex enough for any green blooded hop-head to appreciate." - Joseph Wood, Liberty Brewer. Gold medal 2012 Brew NZ Awards

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (12418) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
500mL bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out biscuity malt and light citrusy and piney hops, seems a bit faded in the hops. Flavour is clean, with light pine and citrusy hops, with a wet biscuity malt backbone. Clean and well-balanced. Doesn’t seem as fresh as possible, but it’s quite good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itsumishi (31) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2016
Poured from a stubbie. Pours a delightful gold with some cloudyness, and a light fluffy head that hangs around for most of the drinking. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit and simcoe (?) hops. Taste changes considerably as it warms. Light and fruity when cold, bitter pine dominates as it warms, with some bready malt in there too. Sessionable for an APA, but still complex and enough to keep most hop-heads happy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (184) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2016
Right in the zone for an APA. Resin dominates, with a little fruitiness thrown in. Great bitterness and balance. Only 6% so is surprisingly sessionable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (308) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2016
BOTTLE. Poured see through gold with thin white head that disappeared quickly.. Fruity nose, lemongrass & subtle citrus notes.. Big mix in the taste, hop flower, solid malt texture, going to more fruit hops that leaves a solid resin mouth feel.. Sourced Cape Cellars

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjez (347) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 4, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy mango-gold, creamy finger of head, nice lacing. Strong tropical and floral aroma opening up to reveal a dominant pine. The taste is pine but clean rather than dank, mango, grapefruit, good malt flavour. The body is big for an APA, really pushing IPA with the complexity in flavour of a bigger beer. But it’s still light enough to put away quickly, nicely carbonated and spiky hop finishing. No idea of the date on this, tasted reasonably fresh and packs a wallop for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fwldennis (8) - - OCT 20, 2015 does not count
Bitter hoppy taste is the dominant flavour of the day. Slight fruity taste grapefruit though it is pretty overwhelmed by the hops ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jado (748) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear orange-amber with a tight and lasting white head. Aromas of pineapple, peach, honey, pine and lemon zest. Taste is grapefruit, peach, honey biscuits, pepper and lemon. Long finish with a fresh fruity aftertaste. Really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rdguts (1) - marsac sur l’isle, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
L’exemple même qu’une biere "easy to drink" peut etre goutue! Une belle robe, un arome fruité, une magnifique mousse et un parfait equilibre de fruit, d’agrume et de malt en bouche! Un bon point bonus pour son etiquette!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1680) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
500ml bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Nice mellow hop profile. Easy going.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (935) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours yellow with hints of orange and a huge foamy head. Grassy nose, intense. Good balance between malts and hops, although as a pale ale a bit less intense than I would wish it to be. Still a good demonstration of the hops of Yakima.

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