The Liberator - Short's Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +3%
Pours a slightly hazy gold, white head forms and leaves a little bit of lacing. The nose starts with strong pine and lemon followed by some grassy notes and a little bit of bread. The taste has beautiful resinous pine notes throughout the palate with some bright fruit and citrus to back it up. The finish has a long and resonating pine quality that lingers on the palate. The mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Overall, very solid brew from Short's. I suspect the bottle I'm drinking is very fresh because the hops pop nicely.
02-06-2014 06:23:27 | More by homebrew311
4.1/5 rDev +3%
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/13/2013. Pours moderately hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with big citrus peel and citrus hop presence with moderate malt balance; and great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Large amount of pine resin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange/lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice flavors with huge citrus peel and citrus/pine hop flavors with moderate malt balance; with a great malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slightly creamy, smooth, and very sticky/resinous mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, citrus peel, and moderate malt flavors; and nicely smooth to sip on even with the big bitterness that is present. A very enjoyable offering.
01-27-2014 22:44:04 | More by superspak
3.55/5 rDev -10.8%
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with earth and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a better hop presence in the aroma in my opinion.
01-21-2014 01:12:07 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.7/5 rDev -7%
Appearance: reddish orange color. hazy and almost opaque. a finger of an off white head that leaves just a little lacing on the edge
Smell: citrus, lemon and grapefruit. super bitter. pale and sweet malts.
Taste: opens with a double dose of bitter from grapefruit hops and lemon zest. weak malt background of sweet caramel malts.
Mouthfeel: not to heavy, but definite warmth from alcohol. long lingering bitterness
Overall: a good super bitter DIPA. good but not quite my type. there are just too many great DIPA's for this one to be buy again beer.
01-13-2014 00:52:12 | More by SportsandJorts
4.26/5 rDev +7%
A- Dark amber, slightly cloudy. Loads of course sediment. Light soapy head. Minimal lacing, if any.
S- Crisp citrus orange peel and lemons. Playfully bites you in the nose.
T- Overpowering citrusy hop character first, but strong malt re-enforcements quickly back up the attack to form a well balanced force to be reckoned with. A strong hop aftertaste sticks around for a while to make sure there's no funny business.
M- Crisp for a double IPA. But at the same time, heavy and warm.
O- Incredibly potent hop bitterness backed with equally with a fierce malt balance. This could be too much for some, but for me I say bring on the ibu's! Which I believe is this around 140.?. Go big or go home. Good job Shorts!
01-12-2014 21:10:54 | More by Emnmarko
3.8/5 rDev -4.5%
A - Pours a burnt orange with a thin white head. Good amount of heavy lacing.
S - Lots of citrus (orange & grapefruit) and pine.
T - Lots of piney bitterness right up front. Slight citrus sweetness comes through in the middle. Finish is orange and lemon zest.
M - Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Sticky and resinous mouthfeel.
O - This is a big bitter DIPA. I thought the citrus would shine more, but overall a very decent beer.
01-01-2014 06:13:08 | More by TreyIsWilson
4.08/5 rDev +2.5%
I'll tell you one thing: there must be something in the water in Bellaire, because what I have seen so far, they brew some gorgeous looking brews. (Coincidence that Kate Upton is a Michiganette? Raul don't think so.)
As Raul moves on, he gets a sharp poke of pine in the nose along with a sharp scent of malt. He likes...
Taste is along the same lines as what shows up on the nose. (And let me tell you, my children, just like a fine fine woman, that's a good thang.)
The Liberator ain't blowin' up at me like Disneyland's fireworks every night at 9:30, but that doesn't mean that it's not a mighty fine brew.
12-28-2013 03:00:40 | More by RaulMondesi
The Liberator from Short's Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.