RateBeer
overall
97
92
style
Brewed by Liberty Brewing Co
Style: American Strong Ale
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle from BlackHearts&Sparrows. Great balance. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, and strawberries. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and very long length. Palate is creamy and full bodied. Brown with a frothy head.

4.8
   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 doesnít quite coat the mouth but lets you know they added as many hops as perfectly needed to get the style they wanted. Itís 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kiwirevo (11) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 7, 2012
Excellent beer. I got a gorgeous hit of the hops as i poured and drinking it was even better. Canít recommend this enough.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
This was fantastic! Huge hop presence that is wonderfully balanced by the malt. This is a great beer which ticks all the boxes.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DRummery (5) - Whangarei, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
I love red beers and I love hoppy beers, so naturally I absolutely loved this one! Great aroma when poured, good colour, and just a bit more oomph than the average amber IPA/APA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (475) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Deep reddish-amber, amazing toffee characters, nice piney/citrusy hops, grapefruit, rich caramel sweetness. Another really great beer from Liberty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (549) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mattress63 (58) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (339) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2013
This is a bit of alright. Hops galore and the malts play an early part, but are soon pushed to the back. Fantastic colour beer, nice to drink. yes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3159) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
Misty rich scarlet pour medium creamy head carbonation medium aromas piney floral richness toffee hoppy fruit mix citrus some biscuit and caramel malt the flavours piney medium bitter honey toffee grapefruit apricot rich caramel floral sweetness biscuit malt mouthwatering morishing ale good body the finish best tastes hoppy fruit sweet rich malt piney bitter lingering finish lovely stuff alround


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50