The American | Liberty Street Brewing Company

The AmericanThe American
BA SCORE
34.7%
Liked This Beer
3.41 w/ 49 ratings
The AmericanThe American
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by nickadams2 on 10-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,061
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
49
Liked:
17
Avg:
3.41/5
pDev:
14.96%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Beejay
3.69/5  rDev +8.2%
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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Photo of DMarlinJ
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blackop555
3.42/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours golden and orange. Thick, short, white head that lasts shortly. Good lacing.

Smells malty, Citrus, earthy

Taste similar to smell. Bready malt and Light Citrus and Earth. Finishes dry and a bitter linger. Lower medium body and fizzy higher carbonation.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
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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Photo of dmorgan310
3.32/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssimpson89
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BLZR
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of simplejj81
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanteCervezas
2.13/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DanGeo
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TurboBrew
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Raime
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Liberty Street Brewing Company The American IPA.

This one was pungent onions with an acceptable caramel maltiness. Didn't feel like fully reviewing it to due the fact it is so fucking standard. All 3s..

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
3.07/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Drank from the bottle.
On par with most IPA's I've had in taste. It has a hoppy, and somewhat fruity smell to it, with the strong-bitter tastes, and even stronger aftertastes that I find familiar with other IPA's. Mild carbonation that goes down smooth.
The aftertaste lingers in your mouth for a few minutes.

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Photo of BellsFan
3.21/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
4.01/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thomseye
3.04/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of QuentinCall
1.5/5  rDev -56%

Photo of km02600
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Indianpaleale
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of buschbeer
3.79/5  rDev +11.1%
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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Photo of _morandi_
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of pxc13
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Giggy
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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The American from Liberty Street Brewing Company
Beer rating: 34.7% out of 100 with 49 ratings
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