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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 300   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Double IPA with Lemon & Orange Zest


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13417) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
19th November 2010
Cloudy amber beer. Fluffy off white head. Semi crisp and semi dry palate, turning softer. Deep rich hops with nicely balanced creamy malt. Zingy minerals before a bitter finish with the orange and lemon peel coming through. Very drinkable DIPA - could sink a few of these.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, light menthol, pine, lemon, and orange. Flavor of lemon, grapefruit, toffee, florals, and caramel with a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
Draft. Large beige head that leaves nice lacing atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, light herbal. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/herbal, some lemon peel. Medium body, low carbonation, some resin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2010
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT Thanks TampaBrew-pours a white ring for a head and cloudy orange color. Aroma is lemon/resin, medium malt-bread. Taste is lemon/grapefruit zest/resin hops bite, medium malt-raisin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010

Name: Liberator
Date: March 06, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: HMOG
Appearance: hazy orange, off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: big sweet pine aroma, crystal sweetness, fruity orange, big citrus, touch of spicy pepper
Flavor: big sweet iueeuuyhuyyytyytwstggggggggfffffrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr flavor, lots of hops with a big citrus character, touch of orange, big bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that diminished with little lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus and earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew that exceeded my expectations.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Bright clear golden color, large tan head with poor retention. Aroma of pine!! And gras. Taste is pine resin.and grass. Straightforward.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
A: The pour into my Stone nonic pint glass is a hazy burnt orange color with a thin layer of off-white foam. S: I’m immediately struck by very pungent hop aromas. The combination of bitter grapefruit and pine is one of my favorites and this beer certainly delivers there. T: It doesn’t get much better than this. While the beer is not as intensely bitter as many CA IPAs (ie. Ruination and Pliny), it still has plenty of resinous pine. The Front end is very citrusy with the aforementioned pine taking over the finish. Not a trace of malt in the beer. M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation. D: These Michigan breweries really know how to make a fantastic IPA. This is just as good (if not better) than certain IPAs made by Bell’s, and I would gladly enjoy a few more of these.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
From the Bottle at the Marriott Hotel, Denver 26/09/2009 Floral malt aroma. Amber coloured very strong in alcohol and hoppy with a little dryness in a crisp malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2009
GABF 2009. Pours clear dark yellow with an average, fizzy white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, hay, straw, cereal, meal), heavy hop (flowers, perfume, grass, pine), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apple and honey. Medium bodied, mineral texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.


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