The Liberator | Short's Brewing Company

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The LiberatorThe Liberator

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by jt31914 on 12-18-2009

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into DFH pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a copper color with a beautiful orange tinge around the edges. White, two finger head, dissipating slowly leaving behind some nice rings in the center of the pour and decent lacing around edge of glass.

Smell: It has a nice malt body to balance out the big pine and citrus body.

Taste: Tons of citrus, mostly orange and some lemon zest. This beer has little sweetness, and mostly some big hop bite. Fairly well balanced.

Mouth: Mouth has the perfect amount of carbonation, and supports the sticky hop.

D and O: Overall, this is a fairly well balanced DIPA, with a great drink. Easier to enjoy several of these, than say a Double Trouble or Hopslam, although not as complex.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Medium amber in color with a thin cream colored head.

S - Very Piney aroma with a citrusy aroma and a sweet malt aroma.

T - Has a sweet toffee like flavor for a moment, but it is very quickly replaced by a very piney hop flavor and a hint of citrus flavor.

M - Medium bodied.

O - A great example of a double IPA. Has a nice sweet toffee flavor followed by a punch of piney hops.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good DIPA obtained in a trade with TMoney2591. Pours a cloudy iced-tea orange into a pint glass. Good size white head...average retention and thick 3D bands of lacing on the glass.

Good citrus hops aroma.

The taste is the aroma but taken to the max. No malty balance here, a good straightforward hoppy bitter beer. Citrus hops dominate - grapefruit and some orange...a little lemon as the beer warms up. Good and bitter, a milder version of Avery Maharajah.

Mouthfeel is crisp...maybe a hair light at first, but the tongue numbing hoppiness takes care of that quickly

Overall a good DIPA for hops lovers. I certainly would like to have more of this!!!

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