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Live - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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very good

1,235 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,235
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 24
Gots: 189 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rab53 on 10-30-2012

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Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a thin off white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malt and piney and grassy hops, light orange citrus and pineapple. Mild, but nice. Flavor of biscuit malt, grassy and lightly piney hops, light citrus, finishing with grassy hop bitterness and lingering biscuit malt. Light bodied. A nice, pale ale with no stand out features, but pleasant and well balanced.

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This pours a cloudy, golden yellow color with a foamy, beige head. There is a decent amount of citrus and hops in the aroma. This is perhaps a little more watery than I was expecting but it still delivers a great pale ale flavor. Drinks very smoothing making it a great summer beer that doesn’t taste like water. Finishes a little sweet and malty, pretty unique stuff.

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12 oz bottle into pils glass. DOB 02/26/13.

A: hazed. orange for sure. slightly off-white head is tightly bubbled. retention is good and lacing is spotted.

S: certainly hoppy aroma. sweet, but mild orange-like smell. bitterness is there too. malt as well. balanced.

T: a mildly floral hop flavor starts things off. slightly citrus. a decent orange peel flavor and bitterness. finish brings a malt chewiness, a little bit of vanilla.

M: carb is moderate. medium bodied.

D: not too shabby. nothing thunderous, but certainly not a bad brew. just lacking that umph that I enjoy my favorite pale ales. maybe this is better a bit fresher, but mine isn't that old at 2.5 months, especially for a bottled conditioned brew.

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Took me long enough to locate DOB, but it says 2/25/13, so Live has had three months of bottle conditioning.

Decanted in snifter, slowly, so not much head at all. The color is great, though: bright creamsicle orange/yellow, hazy but hold light really well. Significant floating particles.

As soon as the bottle is opened, I get this tart/crisp citrus aroma, but there is something else I can't quite put my finger on. It's sort of natural and wheaty/grassy, but also a little sweet.

Taste is almost identical, literally. Light zesty citrus up front, some pine in the middle, and subtle honey sweetness on the end. Reminds me of ginseng tea, for some reason.

Feels nice. Smooth but crisp and very refreshing; perhaps sessionable.

Overall this is a really unique IPA, and one I'd love to try several more times. Cheers.

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