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Live Oak Liberation Ale - Live Oak Brewing Company

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Live Oak Liberation AleLive Oak Liberation Ale

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very good

125 Ratings

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-15-2003)
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Reviews by Durge:
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3.81/5  rDev -2.6%

Enjoyed at The Draught House Pub in Austin this cask IPA is a near copper
amber color, clear, with a big "bubbled" head that's somewhat sparse but holds with
good lacing. The aroma offers a pointed grapefruit/lemon hop, a bit of fruit
nougat and apple vinegar caramel. Very nice. The taste buds receive a more
flowery delivery of citrus hops with a sweet grassy edge. Plenty of bitter hops
while securing a perfumey overtone, sort of lilac-lavender or some such thing.
It's good and brings a solid medium bodied, heavy-ish feel with the standard
low carbonation expected of most cask ales. Very enjoyable.

01-27-2013 18:10:43 | More by Durge
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-21-2014 23:29:28 | More by TxHopHead4
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-19-2013 05:27:30 | More by Todd
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-19-2013 01:31:59 | More by Jason
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3.68/5  rDev -5.9%

Sampled on tap at the Draught House in early May 2010.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the floral hops and I almost get some grape-like notes. The flavor is floral hops with some more grapes as well as some light citrus notes. Medium bitterness, medium carbonation and medium mouthfeel. As much as I wanted to like this beer, I just couldn't get past the big floral notes.

05-29-2010 04:40:06 | More by Mora2000
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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%

Med-dark caramel brown color. Very clear. Bright white half finger head, creamy and bubbly. Very sticky, good lacing.

Strong on citrus, lemon and lime, slight orange. Some very distinct pine notes. Slight malt undertones.

Not a lot of distinct flavors. A sort of vauge fruity sweetness. Not particularly bitter for the style, but not overly sweet either. Does seem to sweeten with warmth. Risidual grapefruit bitterness at the back of the tongue.

Not too bad, but there are definitely better IPAs out there.

05-14-2007 21:30:11 | More by skillerified
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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%

Had on-tap at the FW Ginger Man.

Goldish-amber, with a thick, white, sticky head that remains as a nice dense cap, supported by slow, steady carbonation. Smells of grapefruit, blueberry, raspberry, with a hint of fresh pine needles. Mmm...

In the mouth, light and smooth on the tongue, not too oily, with lots of tartness up front, fruits and floral aromas still come through, and a healthy dose of bittering hops with a mild sweet malt background and a slight alcohol spice.

This is delightful, in the vein of BridgePort or St. Arnold's Elissa, very aromatic, well-balanced and crisp. It's a good beer for nice sunny-but-cool weather like we had yesterday, and certainly a go-to IPA.

03-07-2007 17:36:19 | More by Melchizedek
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-02-2014 15:39:42 | More by javlin624
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3.73/5  rDev -4.6%

Had a pint at Opal Divine's on 6th in Austin. This felt and drank more like a pale ale and had a much cleaner, smoother hop character. There was some balance from bready malt and then an almost juicy citrus character. Very drinkable but not too light, give it a try.

02-23-2011 05:41:19 | More by tempest
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-15-2011 23:24:04 | More by Jdgarcia24
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-02-2013 23:44:18 | More by zonker17
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-22-2011 06:13:42 | More by Beertracker
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-07-2013 01:13:14 | More by JamLand
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New York

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%

Had this on tap at the Ginger Man in Austin. Pours a hazy dark yellow/light orange with 2 fingers of white head. Head dissipates slowly leaving moderate lacing. Great hop aroma with a lot of complexity - grapefruit, peach, and a hint of pine. Taste is fruity as well with a strong pale malt presence to keep things balanced. Finishes dry. Somewhat heavy mouthfeel leads to moderate drinkability.

05-29-2008 13:43:58 | More by TheBCrew
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-18-2011 17:08:32 | More by gtermi
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-14-2014 01:33:03 | More by mcdsports
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-25-2012 22:13:47 | More by notalumberjack
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-07-2012 20:21:54 | More by CLBizzle
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-31-2013 07:03:03 | More by StevenLaValley
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-02-2014 19:05:17 | More by Canada_Dan
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South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

Hazy copper, creamy off-white head. The nose is bright, fruity, and floral. However it's a little subdued for an IPA. The flavor opens up with sweet citrus followed swiftly by an assertive bitterness that hangs on through a medium finish, imparting a borderline astringency to the mouthfeel. The mellow aftertast includes a touch of pear. Mid-pint, the flavors become decidedly fresh and fruity. Overall a quality entry. Check it out.

03-07-2006 02:49:40 | More by VoodooBrew
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-26-2013 02:46:21 | More by jkoogler
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3.53/5  rDev -9.7%

Appearance: Hazy, light golden color, with a moderate white head, thick lacing, and little carbonation.

Aroma: Strong wave of herbal at grapefruit hops in the nose. The malt is struggles to assert itself at all.

Taste: Pine tar hops dominate the aroma, with a slight sweet malt presence, but the hop bitterness overshadows all else. Finishes with a lingering herbal hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth and very full, pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: The hop usage seemed a bit heavy-handed, even in light of the style, leaving little room for the other characteristics of this example.

Sampled at The Draught House in Austin, Texas.

11-10-2007 14:03:54 | More by Pegasus
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

Draft on-tap at the Gingerman, Dallas.
Bright, clear amber/orange color with a half inch of white foam. Foam settled quickled, left thin stringy lace. Smell has lots of citrusy hops, sharp yet fresh smelling. Flavors is blod, very hoppy, yet not out of balance. Enough malty sweetness to keep the hops in check. Flavorful, bitter, lots of citrus and pine. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry finish. A very good IPA.

11-13-2009 04:35:04 | More by BigBry
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3.4/5  rDev -13%

Beer has a cloudy dark gold pour with a small white head. Has a floral aroma with some hints of citrus. The medium body has a really well balanced grapefruit and pine hop flavor backed by just a bit of bready malt. Finishes with a mild piney bitterness.

08-07-2014 23:45:46 | More by Karibourgeois
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Live Oak Liberation Ale from Live Oak Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.