The Liberator | Short's Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 496 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of JizackFH
4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer pours a really nice clear orangish amber color. It has a fluffy 2-finger white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves a nice sheet of lace behind on the glass.

S - The nose has a big citrus aroma right away. It seems to be mostly lemony citrus, but there is some orange as well. There is a nice citrusy and piney hop aroma. Some scents of bready malt, caramel, fruit, and earthiness are also present.

T - The taste starts off with some bready malts and an explosion of citrusy piney hops. There is a ot of citrus and lemon zest flavor going on. There is some caramel in the background to balance the hops out. The finish leaves a strong lingering citrus hop flavor / bitterness.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice smooth feel to it. There is some bready and caramel sweetness, but it is outweighed by the strong hop bitternesss. There is some eathiness, as well as some dryness on the back end. The strong citrus hop bitterness lingers on the tongue for quite a while.

O - This has great drinkability. The flavor is great and I was just hard for me to put this one down. Overall, I think this is a great beer and an awesome example of the style. I definitely recommend checking this one out. I really enjoyed it, and I would definitely buy it again.

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Photo of IlPostino
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of westonhood
4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very little if any head to this brew, Color is light goldish brown and smells hoppy with a little citrus. Taste also contains a strong citrus flavor, mostly lemon and maybe orange. Also has a nice and bitter hop taste. There's an ok amount of carbonation even though there is no head. So yeah, this is a good beer. Only complaint is the $15 a six, though maybe worth it.

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Photo of superjose
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Jakers90
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of TheGr8BeerState
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of emalc
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of SAxDRC5
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Supergenious
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lozanoa11
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of s1ckboy
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of minterro
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of MarcatGSB
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
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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Photo of lainiwakura
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of NSaad23
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of bezakjon
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of clint1019
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
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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Photo of decadance
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of McCranky
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of FreshmanPour77
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of jz989
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of AceMan
3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

The Liberator from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 496 ratings
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