The Liberator | Short's Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
The LiberatorThe Liberator
BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
498 Ratings
The LiberatorThe Liberator
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
Ranking:
#5,093
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
498
pDev:
13.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
61
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 498 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of Gear54
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Color is hazy orange with lots of carbonation and 1 finger of heavy foam.

Big aroma of citrus peel sociocultural grapefruit and orange.

Taste follows the nose exactly with big hop flavor on top if the grapefruit.

I've had several from shorts now. I continue to be impressed!

 318 characters

Photo of msumike89
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hardysf
3.27/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer is just an absolute bitter bomb. Looks nice and orange in the class with appropriate carb. Nose is surprisingly underwhelming for the taste. Taste is bitter and orange zest. Grassy and earthy flavors too. Very little malt sweetness. Completely unbalanced beer.

 275 characters

Photo of entenduintransit
3.12/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hutch76
3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 12oz bottle.
Look - semi hazy but nothing to be concerned with
Smell - smelled like peanut butter, which i dig, but a little shocked for this beer.
Taste - earthy
Feel - wet earthy
overall - I would drink this again because I love Short's

 253 characters

Photo of jrborchert74
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amalburg
3.29/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
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 +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BLZR
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chewy6935
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjy420
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djfrenchy
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TonyLuvsBeer
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
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

 583 characters

Photo of DanGeo
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigleague
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
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

64 characters

Photo of onespartan
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mpeter
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajjje37
4.59/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hiwattowner
2.74/5  rDev -31%
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

68 characters

Photo of mgavin
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Liberator from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 498 ratings