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The Liberator - Short's Brewing Company

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Overall: 7.50/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.5 or 6.67%

Trend: 7.50/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Imperial IPA

Season: One-time

Have Another: 100%

365 beers rated with a 7.94 average
  • 7.00/10 have another
  • A: 7.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 7.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 6.67% Color: Medium Gold
  • Aroma: Nice piney, citrus hop blast amped up w/ lemon and orange zest (although zest is very much in the background).

    1st Taste: Hop bitterness is quickly mitigated with a non-sweet maltiness. Medium mouthfeel.

    Overall: Another Short's unique take on a style. Dos IPAs can easily just be a hop bomb. There's a significant hops presence but a bunch of other flavors combine in a unique complexity that invites one taste after another. I agree to a lesser degree with Scot's, on his opinion of a hanging bitterness. But I get lot's of citrus that adds character. Don't know if there a big ABV present, cause no info from the brewer exists.
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  • Reviewed: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 22:29:09
  • Tasted: Tuesday, December 29, 2009
  • $2.59 for 12 oz. bottle
1,218 beers rated with a 7.82 average
  • 8.00/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 6.67% Color: Gold
  • Poured with a ton of floaties and even more left in the bottle. Nice inch of large bubbled, white foam. Retention was pretty good. Lacing was blotchy and throughout.

    Aroma is sweet up front mixed in with citrus hops bitterness. There is a tropical fruity element to the nose also.

    Taste is sweet caramel up front with some slight fruitiness. The beer finish with a lot of citrus hops that end in a huge amount of unbalanced bitterness that lingers.

    Light carbonation and light body.

    This is a good imperial that is drinkable. I am liking tonight's Shorts vertical and hope to make the trek to Michigan to continue my supply of their beers. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 22:14:45
  • Tasted: Tuesday, December 29, 2009
  • $2.59 for 12 oz. bottle