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


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 don’t what style of beer it is, but I can tell you that it is hoppy and it is red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (5269) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
On tap at Brew on Quay, Auckland, August 2014. Clear copper with a small head. On the sweet side with caramel, fruit and light hops. An ok one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3916) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from The Wine Emporium September 2013. Deep red colour makes for an interesting looking beer. Hoppy and malty all at the same time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KyleCameron (21) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2014
A simply amazing beer, appeals on all levels. Has a nice complex American style hop aroma that holds amazing interest. Then rolls onto the palate silkily with no edges save for a beautiful bitterness that doesn’t quite coat the mouth but lets you know they added as many hops as perfectly needed to get the style they wanted. It’s like an IPA met a decent malt body, and they got along like a house on fire. The finish is awesome. I think every IPA lover and Pale Ale lover that can handle a beer with body, will like this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14014) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Bottle at TimE’s place - Tokyo Tasting. Cloudy amber - white head. High fruity, toasted malts, orange, light tropical, cocoa, loiey hoppy body, fruity hoppy, ok bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
majormax (7) - - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Nice mix of styles without trying to showcase this point. Fruity aroma and spirited on the palate, hoppy note are complemented well with malt flavour. Highly enjoyable and satisfying beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 27, 2014
Uber fruity IPA. Lots of juicy fruit type flavours along with the traditional citrus. Lacks a bit of oomph but a fun beer none the less.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2416) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2014
Aroma is very hoppy, bit earthy, taste has a hint of bitterness, lots of fruit. Bit sweet. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (585) - ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
Looks like a red ale, plum-like. Velvety aroma, very fruity and sweet. Fresh. First sip feels extremely resiny, all throughout. High in hops and has some kind of sour note in the finish. Nicely balanced body. Easygoing and easily drinkable IPA. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3620) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2014
Deep amber color. Very sharp piney nose with grapefruit and candided apples with a hint of caramel. The mouth is medium but lacks a bit of balance. Needs a bit more malt. Moderately aggressive finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodies_Best (262) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2014
On tap at skysports grill. Pours dark copper with tan head. Aroma is sweet and of rosehip. Rosehip taste and aftertaste. Aftertaste is also more oatmeal and hoppy. Nice well balanced beer. Well done

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