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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

143 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-15-2003

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Reviews by beerdiablo:
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4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

“Don’t look for Live Oak at 7-11 anytime soon” remarked brewer Chip McElroy when asked if his draught only offerings were going to be bottled.

Focus is a good thing.

Live Oak’s Liberation IPA is another quality beer that is well balanced with enough malt to support the hop prescence that an IPA brings with no heavy hop oil residue or sandpaper on your tongue effect.

This beer features an excellent balance of hops that is sublime.

More User Reviews:
Photo of TxHopHead4
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of skillerified
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Melchizedek
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of tempest
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Jdgarcia24
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of hoppy91
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of TheBCrew
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mcdsports
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of notalumberjack
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of CLBizzle
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of StevenLaValley
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of VoodooBrew
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of jkoogler
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Live Oak Liberation Ale from Live Oak Brewing Company
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