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


on tap

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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 dont what style of beer it is, but I can tell you that it is hoppy and it is red.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (17003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
Red-amber, floral, light citrus, light rambutan, and some chewy malt. Earthy, chewy aroma w very light top notes, like cantaloupe and rambutan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16652) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
500mL bottle, pours a dark orangey brown with a medium beige head. Aroma smells really yeasty and earthy, with earthy hops. Flavour is along the same lines, with a hugely earthy hop component and lots of dirty yeast. Doesnt seem fully developed or maybe Ive got an older bottle (no discernible bottling date). Not bad, but not as good as the ratings suggest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Bottle at TimEs place - Tokyo Tasting. Cloudy amber - white head. High fruity, toasted malts, orange, light tropical, cocoa, loiey hoppy body, fruity hoppy, ok bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
2016-05-31. Dark red brown body, nice beige head and lace. 3+ Aroma of malt, touches of caramel may seem stronger due to the brew house being in operation here. Fruity muted melon and fruit. 6+ Flavour is malt forward, caramel touches, fruity hops follow. Green leafy hops, tropical fruit and melon. Average bodied palate, carbonation. Decent take on a hoppy red but is maltier than what Im in the mood for. 7/3-4/7/3/14+ Bottle at Brothers, Auckland, NZ.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
[8421-20160531] 500mL bottle. mild grainy leaf resin aroma. Slightly hazy, dark orange red body with a long-lasting creamy tan head and a fair layer of lacing. Bitter lightly fruity grains flavour. Medium body. Good. (6/4/7/4/14) 3.5
(@ Brothers brewpub, Auckland, NZ)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (8692) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
On tap at Brew on Quay, Auckland, August 2014. Clear copper with a small head. On the sweet side with caramel, fruit and light hops. An ok one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5693) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from The Wine Emporium September 2013. Deep red colour makes for an interesting looking beer. Hoppy and malty all at the same time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5616) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (4162) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2014
Aroma is very hoppy, bit earthy, taste has a hint of bitterness, lots of fruit. Bit sweet. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
Misty rich scarlet pour medium creamy head carbonation medium aromas piney floral richness toffee hoppy fruit mix citrus some biscuit and caramel malt the flavours piney medium bitter honey toffee grapefruit apricot rich caramel floral sweetness biscuit malt mouthwatering morishing ale good body the finish best tastes hoppy fruit sweet rich malt piney bitter lingering finish lovely stuff alround

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