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Liberty Yakima Scarlet

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Brewed by Liberty Brewing Company
Style: American Strong Ale
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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My original records for this beer date back to a batch of home brew in June 2007. It was a beer called IPA Massacre. It was brewed three times under this moniker with minor tweaks along the way. The most significant tweak I made to the recipe was changing to use hops grown in Washington USA. Accordingly, in January 2011 the name was changed to Yakima Scarlet. There were no less than seven iterations of this beer brewed before releasing what you hold in your hands right now. I still donít what style of beer it is, but I can tell you that it is hoppy and it is red.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoponmate (109) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2016
Hoppy Amber perfection. Hoppy sweet candy notes. Great bitter tastes excite the palates. Would be way higher if I liked the aroma more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
explosivedog (294) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2016
On tap at Brewers Cooperative. Aroma is sweet, some candy and some biscuit. Flavour is sweet fruits, biscuits and a little bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skarecrow (226) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 26, 2016
500ml bottle at Prohibition in New Plymouth. Hoppy aroma dominates. Poured dark coppery amber with good head (so much the bottle foamed on opening). Mild hoppy bitterness is followed by a lovely malt finish. Nice one - more please.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
[8421-20160531] 500mL bottle. mild grainy leaf resin aroma. Slightly hazy, dark orange red body with a long-lasting creamy tan head and a fair layer of lacing. Bitter lightly fruity grains flavour. Medium body. Good. (6/4/7/4/14) 3.5
(@ Brothers brewpub, Auckland, NZ)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
2016-05-31. Dark red brown body, nice beige head and lace. 3+ Aroma of malt, touches of caramel may seem stronger due to the brew house being in operation here. Fruity muted melon and fruit. 6+ Flavour is malt forward, caramel touches, fruity hops follow. Green leafy hops, tropical fruit and melon. Average bodied palate, carbonation. Decent take on a hoppy red but is maltier than what Iím in the mood for. 7/3-4/7/3/14+ Bottle at Brothers, Auckland, NZ.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2829) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Poured from a 500ml bottle, thanks Ryan. The aroma is tropical fruits, pine, light caramel malts. The flavor is caramel, bread crust, tropical fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
500mL bottle, pours a dark orangey brown with a medium beige head. Aroma smells really yeasty and earthy, with earthy hops. Flavour is along the same lines, with a hugely earthy hop component and lots of dirty yeast. Doesnít seem fully developed or maybe Iíve got an older bottle (no discernible bottling date). Not bad, but not as good as the ratings suggest.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2016
American strong ale isnít my favourite style so a pleasant surprise to find this is more an IPA to my palate - no doubt about the quality from go to whoa - strong malt impact then super-hoppy thrust - herbal, piney at first then powerful apricot - lovely bitter finish - alcohol invisible - oh yeah, I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 16, 2016
as poured deep reddy brown & frothy the aroma is spice & hops the taste is bitter strong hoppy malty flavours spicy peppery bit fruity strong flavours & a bitter finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ANZUShophunter (280) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2015
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Poured with frothy head, scarlet is an accurate moniker. The rich hops and malts feature from the nose through to the palate. A clean bitter finish to cut through the malty backbone. A very nice brew.


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