Brewed by Liberty Brewing Company
Style: Imperial IPA
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - JAN 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 Re-rate for the 2013 batch. This was the best beer I had at Beervana 2011, even better the next year from the 750ml bottles, and now the current batch from the 500ml bottles is even better. Brief summary: it’s like a rich creamy lemon cheesecake. But a beer. Full of flavour, body and smoothness. Full of hoppy orange and lemon flavours. Gorgeous.

RoJo28 (114) - - JAN 12, 2018
Ok. I’m the first to admit I’m struggling to write this review. It’s the beers fault. It lulled me into a false sense of security with a friendly subtle sweetness, then BAM, my vocabulary is shot. It’s... delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2018
5Jan2018 Intense candied citrus fruits, sweet orange, candied orange, marmalade. Clear gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light to medium bitter. More bittersweet citrus fruits, orange, tangerine, bitter orange peel, mango, unripe passion fruit, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Bottle shared at Level 42 - thanks to Theydon_Bois!

mR_fr0g (13978) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2018
Bottle shared on Level 42. 2018 kick off session. 05/01/2018. Thanks to Colin for this one. A clear orange coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma i s toffee orange rind, fanta. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, medium malts, sticky orange, tangerine, toffee, mango. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbaontion. Old school, .

Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2018
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. The aroma has rindy citrus, pine needles. Light sweet flavour with crusty pale malts, more piney hops, citrus rind, ripening oranges. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous in the finish, more piney hops, rind, orange, tangerine. Not bad.

madmitch76 (26367) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2018
5th January 2018
Level 42 Bottleshare. Almost clear gold beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy and fairly dry, reasonable fine carbonation. Soft dry malts, light creamy sweetness. Mild pine. Mild hop spice. Smooth mango and a little ripe orange. Spicy orange. Touch of lemon. Light spicy finish. Spicy linger. Nice job, fruity and spicy and drinkable.

Scopey (16227) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2018
Can at L42 - it pours clear orange - copper with a small white head. The aroma is soft, sweet, oily, orange marmalade, tangerine, sticky and candy. The taste is crisp, dry, bitter, pithy, zesty, orange marmalade, nectarine, tangerine, candy and a bit of alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Quaffable stuff. Enjoyable.

Theydon_Bois (21425) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2018
Bottle split at L42, from an IP thanks to Explosive Doge, 05/01/18. Clear golden with a decent off white cap. Nose is grassy hop, straw, toasted malts, bitter orange, grapefruit. Taste comprises grassy hop bite, spice, orange pith, mango, pine needle, pineapple, soft breads. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with grassy hop bitterness. Ok mellow DIPA.

thatjester (7) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2017 does not count
Poured into Spieglau IPA glass from 500ml bottle. This is another beer from New Zealand that I had high expectations for. And, boy, did it deliver. With beautiful citrus aromas and a clean, rather bright colour for an IIPA, I could tell this beer was going to be different. Compared to, say, Pirate Life's IIPA, which has a hard-hitting malt backbone, Liberty Brewing Co's Citra is fruiter, more American in style. Yet, what struck me the most; for a 9%, IIPA, this beer was crisp, it was refreshing. The ABV did not drown out flavour. The flavours are intense, as you'd expect, but the crisp, refreshing nature of this IIPA makes it dangerously drinkable for a beer that comes in at 3.6 standard drinks per half litre. Highly recommended!

ANZUShophunter (648) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2017
On tap at Brewski. Pours clear amber with thin white head that still gave decent lacing. Nice mix of caramel malt and fruity citrus hop from aroma through to the palate leading to a spicy, broad bitter finish

CurlyJoe (383) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2017
Clear dark golden orange with very quickly disappearing head. Quite a piney aroma, as well as bitter citrus. Taste is very sticky and sweet, hints of booze but not overpowering. Pine, citrus, it’s all there. No defining hop taste, citra could shine a bit more. Oily and sticky in the mouth.

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