Liberty Bay IPA | Sound Brewery

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3.67/5
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Liberty Bay IPALiberty Bay IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sound Brewery
Washington, United States
soundbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LiquidAmber on 04-21-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,982
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
19
pDev:
7.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of erickc
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of cherche
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chazasu
2.88/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Asics
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VashonGuy
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwc215
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinmundy77
4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bumchilly25
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of johnnyboy76
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Liberty Bay IPA from Sound Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 19 ratings