Liberty Bay IPA
Sound Brewery

Liberty Bay IPALiberty Bay IPA
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From:
Sound Brewery
 
Washington, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 7.86%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
15
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 21, 2018
Added:
Apr 21, 2016
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Liberty Bay IPALiberty Bay IPA
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Rated: 4.1 by BlueSpader from Washington

Oct 21, 2018
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on August 2, 2018. Nice floral aromas. Notes of bitter citrus and tropical fruit. Clean crisp finish.
Aug 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by erickc from Washington

Jul 04, 2018
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap. Poured a clear, golden amber color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, pine and toasted malt. Nice toasted caramel flavor with sweet citrus and pine.
Jun 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.53 by cherche from Washington

Jan 04, 2018
 
Rated: 2.88 by chazasu from Arizona

Aug 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by Asics from Washington

Jun 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.69 by VashonGuy from Washington

Mar 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Donkster46 from Washington

Nov 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.58 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Oct 21, 2016
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. can:

Pours golden with a creamy white head that lasts. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of grapefruit with lemongrass.

The taste is of grapefruit bitterness with a touch of lemongrass. Sweet pale malt balances it in the middle. Finishes with a refreshing grapefruit-like bitterness. Alcohol very well-hidden.

Silky smooth. Easy to drink. A pleasantly refreshing - balanced basic American IPA.
Sep 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Oidmoe from Austria

Aug 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by shelby415 from Oregon

Aug 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.35 by kinmundy77 from Illinois

Aug 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Jun 25, 2016
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz can - Citra, Galaxy, and Cascade - got it! Mmmmmm, tasty forest and mountains!

This beer pours a glassy, medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, rocky, and kind of shiny off-white head, which leaves some gnarly old growth forest profile lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of slightly musty citrus flesh (domestic orange and white grapefruit), grainy and somewhat doughy caramel malt, wet forest floor after the rain, a touch of earthy yeast, and more leafy, weedy, and kind of perfumed floral hop bitterness. The taste is semi-sweet, bready and doughy caramel malt, muddled, but still heady citrus rind, a hovering dead yeast cell thing, sort of stale-seeming pine and spruce tip astringencies, and further hints of exotic isles fruitiness.

The bubbles are pretty low-key in their plain and subservient frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and more or less smooth, the bitterness here not of the party-spoiling type, it would seem. It finishes kind of sweet, actually, the near pastry-level malt continuing to not take any prisoners - oh, and no sign of the 14-proof wowee sauce, so kudos for that.

Overall, the triad of hops employed in this offering appear to bump heads, or something, instead of showcasing their inherent awesomeness. Not a bad brew, but when the malt shows off more than the hops, it means that there's a drawing board waiting somewhere with this one's name on it.
Jun 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.6 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jun 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

Jun 12, 2016
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Can from ABV.

A clear yellow with a large, egg white head with good retention and great lacing, this looks great! The nose is a pleasant blend of lightly fruity hops (grapefruit, a little peach) and a light but noticeable bready and doughy malt character.The palate opens with a moderate bitterness with flavors of grapefruit peel, grapefruit pith and some pine to go with a mild fruitiness. A little chalky from the cascade hops as well. The bready and doughy flavors are most noticeable on the mid-palate - the malt flavor here is actually quite excellent, subtle and well layered. Drying, mildly bitter and a little chalky on the finish, this beer is solid. Alcohol is a little higher than ideal, but this is one of the more impressive "balanced" IPAs I've had recently.
May 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.3 by johnnyboy76 from Oregon

May 07, 2016
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malt, light citrus hops. Flavor is neutral, lightly bready malt and citrus hops, with an intense burst of bitterness developing into a slightly astringent, grapefruit rind finish. Medium bodied with a nice mouth feel. A rather one dimensional IPA with a malt body that is light in flavor, but seems supporting, but does not help a big spike in bitterness in the later taste and finish. The hops seem to be mostly bittering rather than flavor types. I like Sound, but in a market with a plethora of excellent IPAs, this is too simple and starkly bitter in the finish. A drinkable, but pedestrian IPA.
Apr 28, 2016
Liberty Bay IPA from Sound Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 21 ratings