IPA | Liberty Steakhouse Brewery

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Liberty Steakhouse Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by oberon on 07-19-2004

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 17
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.12/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured on tap at the brewpub, the beer is a hazed, opaque, peach orange coloring with a low profile, clingy, white head. Aromas of tangerine and grapefruit, with subtle caramel and roasted notes in the backbone. Very sweet and fruity nose. Flavors are tart and very citrus heavy forward, with grapefruit, tangerine, and some.melon notes in there. Not a whole lot of typical hops character in this one, allowing the sweetness to run a bit haywire. Light bodied and smooth, the acidity really builds in the aftertase. The finish is smooth and dry, but the citrus and acidic linger is rough. Not good.

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Photo of glyng
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

it's an IPA worth trying. I only drink here three maybe four times a year while traveling. Always go for the IPA and have never been disappointed. color is cloudy orange. good taste and mouth feel. very good alcohol kick. great for the money and location. also its a fun place with good food.

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Photo of Chaney
2.4/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I had this on tap at the Liberty Steakhouse near my hotel in High Point.

Served in a pint glass.

A: Holy crap, this looked exactly like a world-class Hefeweizen! OMG! It was uniformly cloudy, orange, and with a decent, yeasty head.

S: Like the other Liberty brews I've tried so far, not much else but water and muted citrus. Sorry folks... you really don't want to mess up that part of an IPA.

T: More than a hint of Lysol, but not as bad in that direction as some others have stated. The citrus had a medicinal flair that would probably cure cancer.

M: This was thick and syrupy and boasted a considerable amount of lacing. As a result, the drinkability was severally hampered here.

O: Did they even taste this before putting it into production?

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Photo of thegodfather2701
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a hazy gold with a bright white head that dissipates quickly. There isn't much lacing.

S-Typical ipa nose dominated by citrus, primarily grapefruit.

T-Hoppy at first, mostly grapefruit, followed by a large graham cracker like malt backbone. It has a chalky, lingering aftertaste.

M-Pretty thick.

D-Fairly drinkable. One could drink more than one of these in a sitting, but next time I go back to Liberty I will try the oatmeal stout.

Overall, just an average ipa to me, but I enjoyed it and really liked Liberty Steakhouse.

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Photo of Durge
3.53/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A yellow tan color and cloudy like iced tea with a nice frothy white head and very decent lacing. A pleasant light citrus pine and sunshiny wheat aroma. The flavor brings tart lemon apricot followed quickly by a wishy-washy wheat toffee and tangy yeast. It's finely carbonated for a refreshing feel with a medium light body. There's a prevailing skunk to it that detracts a bit but it doesn't destroy it. The hop character is light but enjoyable and there's a leafy grain aspect that's decent as well. Not an instant hit but not a loser either. Worth a try for sure and very drinkable.

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Photo of Onenote81
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewpub. Came out a murky honey gold. There was a thick white head on top. Great lacing all over the glass. Big citrus scents burst out. Lots of pine and grapefruit. Some mild honey tones as well.

The mouth is smooth with ample carbonation. This one's got great bitter flavor. Nice malt balance. Light sweetness present. This is a well-made IPA. They must have retooled this one within the last few years, because this is much better than the previous reviews lead on.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.38/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Lightly hazy, copper body with a small, white head.

Smell: Light pale malts and a dash of grapefruit juice.

Taste: Pale maltiness with a subtle sweetness. Light citrus rind character. Medium hop bitterness that lingers into the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A simple, straight-forward brewpub India Pale Ale.

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Photo of AlexJ
2.2/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Draft pour yeilds a hazy honey amber brew capped by a very small, bubbly head of white. Lifeless appearance.

Aroma is buttery caramel and toasted bread and honey with what i assume to be a very small amount of lightly citrus hops. Meak nose.

Flavor takes a step down with a confusing malt entry of sweet sour caramel and buttered toast malt with mildly bitter hops that are bland and misplaced. Almost tastes underattenuated. Very amerature brew all the way around. Beginner band.

The slick, dextrinous texture is almost devoid of carbonation. Not something I ever wish to encounter again, unless it is seriously reworked.

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Photo of nickss
2.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy copper hue. No head at all.
I believe this could have looked alot better, if it had been poured correctly.

I have nothing to say about the odor, because I can't smell a damn thing. I guess the silver lining is that at least it doesnt smell bad.

Modest hop flavour in the taste... some citrus backed with alot of malt. Not at all strong enough hop punch to be an IPA.... weak even by typical pale ale standards IMO,

Mouthfeel is crisp and bitter... rather unimpressive

All in all, yes this beer is drinkable... would I get it again? No.

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Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The best of the brews I had at this establishment,poured a deep hazy orange with a creamy-like head that left some nice traces of lace.The aroma was lighter than would have liked I picked up some soapyness along with a light pine scent,taste was nicely balanced firm malt backbone with a big dose of zesty.citruis hop that takes over after the first initial taste of dry malt.A refreshing IPA zesty hop character but not over the top and had a nice firm mouthfeel unlike their other beers.

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IPA from Liberty Steakhouse Brewery
3.2 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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