American IPA - Liberty Street Brewing Company
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2.7/5 rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
I picked up a bottle of Liberty Street's The American IPA a couple days ago for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. I haven't had the best of luck with Liberty Street. but I haven't given up on them yet and I hope this IPA turns out to be good, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.
A- The label looks ok, it looks like a black and white photo of some old aristocrat or something, it's not that eye catching. It poured a slightly hazy golden straw color that took on more of a gold hue when held to the light with five fingers worth of very fluffy white head that died down to a thin layer that stayed till the end and left lots of sticky lacing behind. This is a nice looking beer, the color was nice, but the head seemed a little out of control.
S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with lots of sweet, pale, and grainy malts with a stale malt aroma in the background. Up next comes some hops which impart citrus rind like aromas with some piney and spicy hops in the background. The aroma was pretty average, the malts were pretty dominant and the hop aromas weren't that memorable.
T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of sweetness followed by loads of malts that have a pale malt, grainy and stale malt like flavor. Up next comes the hops that impart just a light spicy and earthy flavor with a slightly higher amount of medium bitterness with a grainy and slightly buttery aftertaste. This beer didn't taste too good, it was heavy on the malts with no much hop flavor other than bitterness and there were too many off flavors.
M- Not that smooth, a little sticky, crisp, medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was ok, but i think the carbonation could have been a little lower.
Overall I didn't like this beer and I thought it wasn't a good example of the style, the malts seems to stick out the most in every aspect of this beer and combined with the off flavors it made for a pretty poor IPA. This beer didn't have good drinkability, it wasn't that smooth and the taste did a pretty bad job at holding my attention, there's no way I would want to drink another and it was a bit of a chore to finish the whole bottle. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance, it didn't look that bad. What I liked the least about this beer was the taste, there was just way too many things that were wrong with it. I wouldn't buy this beer in bottles again, I might try it on draft if I knew it was fresh, but there's pretty much no way I would revisit this in bottles. I wouldn't recommend this beer to anyone. All in all this was another crappy beer from Liberty Street, when I first tried their beers on draft a couple years ago I thought they were a fairly solid brewery, but ever since they started bottling their beer there hasn't been a single one that I have liked or would revisit. I have one bottle left from them to try, but so far I don't have the highest hopes. Liberty Street is going to have to really step their game up if they want to compete with all the other in state brewerys, this beer needs some major work.
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2013 03:36:40 | More by StoutHunter
3.98/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Liberty Street Brewing Co. Plymouth MI.
A_Hazy straw yellow with a thin white head that quickly dissipates into a thin,frothy ring. Spotty lacing.
S_Grapefruit,pine and a touch of sweet malt.
T_Grassy/earthy hops, grapefruit,pine and sweet malt.A bit sweeter than most IPA's.
M_Medium bodied,slightly sticky and wet.
D_A formidable session IPA to say the least.
Serving type: on-tap
10-30-2010 05:18:07 | More by nickadams2
American IPA from Liberty Street Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.