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


on tap


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4959) - 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 (266) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2014
Looks.. Red amber/copper sml-med head Smells.. Stone fruit and piney hops, some floral, honey, sweet biscuit malts. Tastes.. Pretty malty at first, red honey, biscuits, hops are there.. Piney and resinous bitterness to finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (725) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
Aroma: passionfruit, grass, crystal malt and toffee App: deep amber red, slightly hazy, tan head with sudsy lacing Flavour: sweet toffee and malt with loads of hop character Palate: long bitter and flavour hop finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mattress63 (74) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2013
500ml bottle from Zesty Edibles. Browny red in colour, nice head. Big hoppy taste with hints of dark roast and coffee. Lovely red ale as Liberty in NZ can only produce great beer. Another fine effort from Joe and Christina. My first Scarlet and it didnít disappoint. Not easy to get here on the Sunshine Coast, but Iíll be hunting for more. Highly recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lunkie (1786) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2013
Caramel toffee malt aroma. Brown colour with good head and lacing. Malt toffee hop flavour. Smooth lingering palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1735) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2013
(11-Nov-13) Biggish pine spice fruit and light malt aroma. Brown cloudy colour, ordinary head and suds lacing. Biggish hop spicy, slight aniseed and toffee malt flavour. Medium bitter spiced hop finish and pine fruit aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2013
Deep clear copper. Aroma is of sweet malt and hops. Flavour is sweet fruity hops some bitterness but not huge which is nice I donít like it when the beer is overly syrupy and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep copper, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves decent lacing. Resin, grapefruit and herbal hops notes sit over a base of toffee and nutty malt to create the aroma. Strong grapefruit and resin hops up front are tempered by mild berry notes. The resin becomes stronger leading into the mid-palate, where it mixes with toffee and buttered toast malt. Strong grapefruit and mild herbal hops in the finish give it a nice bitter kick at the end. This is a very enjoyable red ale, with a strong hops thread running through it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1366) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2013
From a 500ml bottle on 25/9/2013. Pours a slightly cloudy reddy amber with a medium head which dissipates quickly. The aroma features lots of fruity hops and heaps of toffee. The flavour is quite unusual with caramel and toffee malt, sweet dark and citrus fruit, some nuttiness, a bit of honey, and a firm bitterness with a bit of grapefruit in the mix. The body is quite full, with the texture quite slick, and the carbonation moderate. I wasnít entirely convinced by this at the start, but it won me over by the finish. Very nice stuff.

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