The American | Liberty Street Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Liberty Street Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
libertystreetbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by nickadams2 on 10-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
14.87%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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4.01/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 Fl. Oz. bottle
Served in a snifter

L - It is amber with some golden highlights. It is topped with a beautiful, luscious, thick pile of fluffy eggshell foam. It clings to the side of the glass.

S - The smell is floral and soapy. Not at all what I expected.

T - The taste is bitter with some funk. It tastes more like a saison.

F - Medium with high carbonation.

O - I wonder if this bottle was infected. This beer is more like a saison than an IPA. That being said it was interesting and enjoyable. It tasted absolutely nothing like the description on their website. This may be a case where infection was a good thing.

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3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/12/2016. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange rind, pine, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy hop earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/sticky/resinous, and creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.7%. Overall this is a very good IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A hazy yellow color with a white head that rapidly turns to frog eyes and falls into itself.

S: Light citrus and pine with some light straw and bready notes.

T: Nice bitterness with grapefruit and resin. Bitterness is very assertive.

M: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation.

O: Overall an interesting brew.. not overflowing with tropical hop aromas, but certainly some assertive bitterness. A more classic interpretation.

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3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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The American from Liberty Street Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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