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


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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

Hop_Hedonist's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (348) - Perth, - JUL 16, 2014
Strong herbal malty aroma - good herbal/resiny hop thrust in the mouth with herbal/fruity aftertaste - well balanced with biscuity malt - lovely bitterness - the more I sip the more I like it - very good NZPA, near to outstanding - would be if it was more fruit driven - definitely an enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jado (691) - 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 (1339) - 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 (451) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlassBrass440 (306) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2014
Aroma of grapefruit and pine. My sample is nearing the end of its code date so the aroma is slightly diminished from what I remember but still makes a good showing. Taste is pine, resin, and grapefruit juice and rind. Strong bitterness leaves malt up against the ropes. Golden color with white head. Medium body with sticky, resinous finish. Wonderfull even in advanced age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nezzapunk (24) - - DEC 26, 2014
bottle, good obvious hoppy nose, palate quite rich with lots of bitter and citrus notes, flavour was really good lots of layers lots of banana caramel and citrus, finish was good and a really well balanced beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (510) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 Pours deep gold & frothy with a delicious hoppy aroma the taste is bitter dry full of complex hoppy fruity spicy flavours without being too intense, really enjoyed this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whoisghost (125) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
Pale copper body with a nice thick, creamy head. Citrus hops aroma, strong scents of pineapple and guava coming through. The sweet aroma doesn’t quite translate to the flavour with bitter pine and grassy notes being the main event here. The bitterness isn’t over the top and the brew is incredibly easy to drink, still staunch enough to be a noble ipa though. Beer is thick up front but loses its heavy texture quickly, perfectly carbonated though - which helps.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kiwichurchie (12) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2014
Big hop aroma up front, pine dominating, pours golden orange with thin white head. Lacing. Strong lasting bitterness, good though, caramel malt to pull it all together. An approachable monster

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (541) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle - Conflicted much! After a couple of other APA (from Tuatara) this was a shock in a couple of ways. Less IBU but then the bitterness was through and through and all of the profile. Much lighter than the recent APA I had too, So much adjustment. However this was all in all a nicely delivered and steady and predictable beer. I though may have needed a food to make it a beer to have more than one of, but then, as you drink more it just settles and becomes that much nicer. (I’ve had this on tap too, and I liked it then, just as much)

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