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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, - JUL 25, 2013
a very good and pretty standard american ale, with strong pine and citrus hops balanced by chocomalts. very good.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12770) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Bottle at TimEís place - Tokyo Tasting. Cloudy amber - white head. High fruity, toasted malts, orange, light tropical, cocoa, loiey hoppy body, fruity hoppy, ok bitterness. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
majormax (6) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2130) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1723) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2014
Aroma is very hoppy, bit earthy, taste has a hint of bitterness, lots of fruit. Bit sweet. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (266) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (2977) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodies_Best (230) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (290) - Perth, 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (564) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mattress63 (54) - 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.


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