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Live - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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very good

1,069 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,069
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 19
Gots: 104 | 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:
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(Beer added by: rab53 on 10-30-2012)
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

calcnerd, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

maDUECEgunner, May 24, 2013
Photo of babaracas
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy light amber with rocky white head, big patches of lace. Smell: pineapple, grapefruit, lemon peel are all here but somewhat underrepresented... light biscuity-ness beneath. Taste: lots of hop flavor and nice bitterness...sugared grapefruit, pine, lemon. Mild caramel and dried apricot. Medium bodied with a fluffy feel and semi-prickly carbonation poking through. Nice.

babaracas, May 24, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very hazy apricot in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some deep golden yellow + orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that reduces to a medium to large patch of very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit/tangerine hops over the top of lighter aromas of pine/resin hops and biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of biscuit malts underneath stronger flavors of hops - moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit/tangerine and slightly lighter flavors of pine/resin. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: I think this is a really easy to drink and enjoyable beer - I like the hop flavors/aromas and thought this was a nice new beer.

dbrauneis, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

animal69, May 23, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy gold in color, with a nice two-inch head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Pleasant boquet of citrussy hops
Taste-Burst of white grapefruit, citrus rind, floral hop notes. Very crisp and refreshing. Nice flavor and balance. Very nice summer brew!

hosehead83, May 23, 2013
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from an $11 6-pack. Poured into a tulip.

A: Completely opaque, slightly tawny gold. Big rocky head. Could easily pass for a saison. Very promising.

S: Big tropical grapefruit and pineapple flavors. The best-smelling APA I've experienced.

T: Less explosion than the nose indicates. Citrus flavors are there, but more muted. Slightly, pleasantly bitter back end. Very easy drinking.

M: Somewhat light-bodied. Moderately carbonated. Soft. Drymouthmaking.

O: Live is a new entry to the New Orleans market. Seemed superior on tap, but this is a very, very good APA which is not far qualitatively from the West Coast paragons of the style, SNPA and Anchor Liberty. Quintessential hot-weather fare, and very sessionable at 5.5%.

ZethOfTheNorth, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

golfchance, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

gritz147, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

durlta, May 22, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Something tells me this beer might kick ass were it consumed at Budokan... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, light sweet biscuit, sweet flowers, honey, light white grape, and a twist of lemon for good measure. The taste holds notes of grapefruit peel, light orange peel, mild grass, flowers, mild biscuit, and a vague sense of yeast. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a very nice pale ale, one of the best I've had from Southern Tier in a long while.

TMoney2591, May 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

st9647v3, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

brentblack1, May 22, 2013
Photo of Alextricity
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/12/13. Poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance: Neat label that has a background of concert tickets... Grateful Dead, Doobie Brothers, The Black Keys are a few that can be read... pretty cool. A very hazy yellow-orange color with about a finger of head. No lacing. Bleh.

Smell: Spicy hop aromas with peach and grape fruit.

Taste: A lot of peach sort of flavors on the front, with a very nice malt finish. I find that Live smells quite a bit like an IPA, but it definitely drinks like an APA. Fairly high carbonation with a pretty light body, making it quite drinkable. Bitterness is low ... my guess would be that the IBUs are about 35 or so. The fruity and spicy hop front with the malt, SLIGHTLY drying finish make this a very good APA. Well worth trying out.

Alextricity, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

dalepryor, May 21, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: yellow-golden hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy, almost rocky ivory foam. Not bad!

Smell: sweetish malt with a lightly citrusy, ever-so-slightly funky hop character. Actually not too bad.

Taste: lightly malty with an interesting lemony character right up front. Lemon and citrus notes dominate throughout, even to the bright and not-too-bitter finish. Quite refreshing!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a rich, long-lasting creaminess. Dig it.

Overall: a very refreshing and drinkable pale ale. Do the hops give it this lemon brightness? In any case, it would make a fantastic lawnmower beer.

flagmantho, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Hanzo, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

seplo, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

CDCNAM, May 20, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It pours in a beautiful marigold that is super hazy. It’s such a lovely inviting color with a one finger head. The head doesn’t last long and died down quickly.

There is a wonderful fresh juicy hop aroma. Sweet sweet tangerine and peachiness.

The flavor is very good. You get that juiciness in the flavor. There isn’t really a hop bite, but it’s a pale ale after all. Then again, there is some hops to make this more exciting than a boring pale ale. It comes off the tongue decently so you keep wanting more. There’s a decent bitter finish that reminds me a bit of Ruination. The lasting flavor reminds me a bit of Ruination’s.

There’s no much carbonation, which gives the beer a very light body. I do wish it had more complexity and more refined cleanness. However, still a great pale ale. Spot on for beer lovers and a great intro to getting into hops, like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. For those who can't get their hands on Maine Co. MO, this is actually a competent beer for relativity. Huge hops, just a refreshing wonderful beer.

dar482, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

civicm87, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

tubeman, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ejh06752, May 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

kjmass, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

rabiddawg, May 18, 2013
Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.