The Liberator | Short's Brewing Company

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491 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jt31914 on 12-18-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
491
Reviews:
202
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
58
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 491 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of amalburg
3.29/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssimpson89
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pirmannt1
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BLZR
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chewy6935
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjy420
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djfrenchy
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TonyLuvsBeer
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle to a snifter. Look is a pretty medium orange. Smell is earthy. Taste is maybe the most bitter beer I've ever had. Gotta be the citrus zest I guess but I'm not a fan. Malt build is light so the hops and that insane zest is all that comes through. And not in a good way. Some boozy burn in the feel. I love a juicy citrus hops beer, but this is all bitter and earthy, and maybe dank if that goes for you. But it isn't bright citrus, like Akari Zest from Half Acre. I gave this one a couple of bottles but still can't find a positive spin. I love Shorts but this one isn't my jam

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Photo of DanGeo
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigleague
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at Joe Short's 37th birthday party at HopCat GR 12/16/15

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Photo of onespartan
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mpeter
4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajjje37
4.59/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hiwattowner
2.74/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

The lemon zest was too much. Gave a dishwashing soap smell and taste

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Photo of mgavin
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justinp444
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass this beer is a reddish orange with a nice quarter inch head. Smell is of grapefruit, floral, orange pulp, grass, lemon, with minor earth and malt notes. Taste of bitter. Lots of bitter. Some piney resin, grass, earthy flavors, and citrus. Has a medium mouth feel with a okay amount of carbonation.

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Photo of craftmich
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DruC4
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrandoBrews
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one was for Joe! Super delicious. Maybe only two or three then may need to dial it down a bit haha

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3rd tasting of the evening. Pours clear golden amber, fluffy, bubbly head. Fruity, piney scent and taste follows. Goes smooth, with a tiny bite. I shall now liberate the rest of this brew from the glass.

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The Liberator from Short's Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 491 ratings.
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