overall
99
99
style
Brewed by Liberty Brewing Company
Style: Imperial IPA
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.7
   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: its like a rich creamy lemon cheesecake. But a beer. Full of flavour, body and smoothness. Full of hoppy orange and lemon flavours. Gorgeous.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (5662) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2017
Bottle at a tasting. Typical American style IPA - considerable balancing sugary caramelly maltiness in the backbone. However hops bitterness and character hold the high ground, orange, citrusy, fruity, resiny. Rich and intense, yet balanced. Great one!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (8501) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2017
Can from MartinB, many thanks. Orange golden color with medium white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light citrus hops, alcohol. Taste, sweet malty base followed by distinct citrus hoppy bitterness with alcohol. Long hoppy bitter finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2017
(500ml bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, lemon, and toffee. Flavor of orange, lemon, grapefruit, bread, caramel, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UjoKlobasa (859) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle. Amber color, hazy liquid, white head. Aroma of grapefruit, zest. Medium heavy bitter. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmeup (669) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2017
330ml bottle BB 5.5.17.Nearly clear and more golden than orange, decent clingy head. Strong sweet malts, mandarin and orange zest, tangy lime, some savoury and spiciness, not snappy and has long bitterness on the tongue that will not wash away. Quite an alcohol presence though very nicely covered with the malt and big hops but oohh! look out, Liberation maybe a danger:))

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KeefOz (1785) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2016
Poured a crystal clear mid-amber with a two-finger beige dense foam head that retained very well diminishing to a nice cap and laced well. Carbonation high and fine. Aroma of grapefruits with topical fruits, pine and pale malt; strong and pleasant nice IPA aroma; alcohol well hidden. Taste of sweet citrus/orange upfront plus tropical fruits with the sweetness balancing the slight alcohol presence; moderate to strong bitterness; not as much citrus as expected. Medium body. Smooth with a moderate to strong bitterness and slight alcohol presence on the finish. Becomes very much standard IPA-like as it warms.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skarecrow (594) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2016
500ml bottle. Light amber color with good head. Full on citrus hop aroma with grassy and grapefruit notes. Medium bitterness with a clean crisp zesty tang finish. The 9% ABV lurks in the background. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
explosivedog (846) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 19, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2016 500ml bottle (also had on tap). Crisp, with lots of citrus and some tropical notes. Quite full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
[8190-20160505] 500mL bottle. Orange citrus leaf hops aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Bitter citrus lemon peel and orange juicy flavour. Medium-full body is quite bitter. Good. (7/3+/8/4/16) 3.8
(@ Brothers brewpub, Auckland, NZ)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2016
2016-05-05. Crisp orange-amber body with a nice off-white head that fades. 3++ Aroma is hoppy, moderate resin and greenery. Flavour is moderately hoppy and bitter throughout, moderate citrus gives way to greener hop character that is less to my liking. Green veg character grows as you go. Average plus bodied palate, moderate carbonation. 3+ More citrus on the label than in the beer unfortunately. Maybe not fresh? No date on the bottle, which seems to be the norm in NZ so it makes it tough to decide what is on purpose vs. freshness issues. 7/4/7/3/14 Bottle at Brothers, Auckland, NZ.


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