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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2069) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KyleCameron (33) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazymorton (25) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2015
a cracking red. beautiful combination of flavours and aromas with the perfect touch of bitterness caramel, roasty, floral, citrus, earthy, leather, woody,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (462) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ANZUShophunter (275) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (820) - 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.

   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.

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