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Brewed by Liberty Brewing Company
Style: American Strong Ale
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 don’t what style of beer it is, but I can tell you that it is hoppy and it is red.

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majormax (7) - - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Nice mix of styles without trying to showcase this point. Fruity aroma and spirited on the palate, hoppy note are complemented well with malt flavour. Highly enjoyable and satisfying beer.

3.6
jonno (2844) - JAPAN - MAR 27, 2014
Uber fruity IPA. Lots of juicy fruit type flavours along with the traditional citrus. Lacks a bit of oomph but a fun beer none the less.

3.8
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2014
Aroma is very hoppy, bit earthy, taste has a hint of bitterness, lots of fruit. Bit sweet. Good stuff.

3.7
jinroh (2004) - ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
Looks like a red ale, plum-like. Velvety aroma, very fruity and sweet. Fresh. First sip feels extremely resiny, all throughout. High in hops and has some kind of sour note in the finish. Nicely balanced body. Easygoing and easily drinkable IPA. Very enjoyable.

3.7
TimE (5997) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2014
Deep amber color. Very sharp piney nose with grapefruit and candided apples with a hint of caramel. The mouth is medium but lacks a bit of balance. Needs a bit more malt. Moderately aggressive finish.

4
Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2014
On tap at skysports grill. Pours dark copper with tan head. Aroma is sweet and of rosehip. Rosehip taste and aftertaste. Aftertaste is also more oatmeal and hoppy. Nice well balanced beer. Well done

3.7
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2014
Looks.. Red amber/copper sml-med head Smells.. Stone fruit and piney hops, some floral, honey, sweet biscuit malts. Tastes.. Pretty malty at first, red honey, biscuits, hops are there.. Piney and resinous bitterness to finish

3.7
Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
Aroma: passionfruit, grass, crystal malt and toffee App: deep amber red, slightly hazy, tan head with sudsy lacing Flavour: sweet toffee and malt with loads of hop character Palate: long bitter and flavour hop finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Mattress63 (74) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2013
500ml bottle from Zesty Edibles. Browny red in colour, nice head. Big hoppy taste with hints of dark roast and coffee. Lovely red ale as Liberty in NZ can only produce great beer. Another fine effort from Joe and Christina. My first Scarlet and it didn’t disappoint. Not easy to get here on the Sunshine Coast, but I’ll be hunting for more. Highly recommend.

3.6
Lunkie (1950) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2013
Caramel toffee malt aroma. Brown colour with good head and lacing. Malt toffee hop flavour. Smooth lingering palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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