slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at brewpub. Strong grapefruit nose with some sweeter malt hints. Cloudy orange with a thin white head. Biting opening of sourness into some bitterness with a dry finish. Not complex, not impressive. Too heavy on the bittering hops with little floral hop character.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Lady Liberty was had at the Brewery and poured nice deep amber with a firm head. The aromoas had a deep sense of citrus and called the hops along on the mouthfeel. The palate was complex but yet crisp. It had a well balanced finish!
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint served from the conditioning tank on 9/23/06.
Very light haziness to this otherwise bright beer, shows the unfiltered nature. A grassy, lemon-honey color to the body, with a very substantial, dense white head that is tremendously well-retained and provides great lacing. This could be proudly served at any CAMRA festival.
Soft, lightly citric, juicy hops settle out on the front of the nose, followed by a sweet, comforting honey-like maltiness that slowly allows some light esters (nectarines, pears, red apples) to emerge. Hop crispness and fresh yeast flit about on the finish, not dominant, yet not subtle. Quite playful, really, and very aromatic. I never knew I liked American hops in pale beers this much! Used very artfully, and side-by-side with more traditional hop notes (grass, moss, flowers), they deliver a wonderfully refreshing quality and just a smidgeon of challenging bitterness that would be otherwise lacking. The malt, while fairly basic in complexity, is balanced tremendously well and is very fresh and well-extracted, but not overdone. No alcohol noted in the aroma, of course.
The first sip is like a caress on the tongue. Very fine carbonation gently adds zestiness, while a soft blanket of malt sugars tickles the palate all over, providing a perfectly balanced backdrop for a slight tangerine-like tanginess and further evident grassiness, leafiness and all-out hop flavor without the heavy bitterness. Certainly though, it has the appropriate bitterness, helping to cut the honey-like malt presence on the finish, and in concert with the yeast, leaves the palate tingly, refreshed and lightened. Hop zestiness clings on the tongue and makes you take another long draw from the glass immediately. Carbonation is perfect, the beer is flawless, the attenuation near spot-on (I’d prefer it just slightly more dry) and the alcohol not evident and certainly no wateriness/thinning to speak of.
As we left this part of the tour, I contemplated hiding in the brewhouse and pulling a chair up to this tank and drinking until I couldnt drink anymore. Ridiculously well-done stuff. Too bad I don’t get to drink more beer fresh off a conditioning tank.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at brewery. Orangey yellow in color with a nice white head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Citrusy hops. Hoppy and malty flavor. Citrus fruity notes. Finish is bitter. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Nice beer. Drinkable.
beastiefan2k (2197) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well i guess its about time someone else rated this beer. I believe geographicaly I am the closest to it since its only available on tap at the Liberty Heights tap room (the bar around the brewery). Poured into a pint glass. Color is light yellow/orange with a small head. Cannot see through it but a beautiful radiance is created with the translucence. Aroma is present - all hop however (amarillo?). Taste, again all hop (kind of come to expect this from 6point). A bit of bitterness at the end. Some orange/grapefruit hop taste. Hey for a pale ale (not yet an Americal pale ale) its good. I had this beer after another great brewery tour and it was the first of many this day.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic head, standard PA coloring. Big yeasty, mellow English ale aroma. A cigarette-y yeast flavor, pretty dry, some greenish flavors. Greening becomes prominent at the start of the finish. Medium English hopping. Great balance, good stuff.