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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

119 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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Ranz

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

07-10-2012 02:25:30 | More by Ranz
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ThirstyInAustin

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-18-2012 08:00:31 | More by ThirstyInAustin
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bentwookie

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%

11-14-2011 17:04:24 | More by bentwookie
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ReyG006

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%

09-17-2012 13:33:03 | More by ReyG006
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ruckzuck

Georgia

3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap this evening.

A - amber, nice head

S - fruity, some hints of malty sweetness

T - really fruity, not a lot of bitterness...fruity really is the operative word here

M - light-medium body, nice carbonation

D - eh...a bit too fruity and not hoppy enough for me. Not sure I'd get it again

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2008 04:42:59 | More by ruckzuck
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Can_has_beer

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

03-22-2014 18:50:28 | More by Can_has_beer
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kojevergas

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at the Local Pub & Patio on Guadalupe St in Austin, Texas. Reviewed from notes. A pitcher cost $10.50

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Nice thickness and creaminess. Body colour is a clear copper of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Nectary hop character. Floral, with an edge of pine. Pale malts lend it a sweetness. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. A clean and inviting aroma of mild strength.

T: Has an aggressive hop bitterness with piney, floral, and some nectary hop character. Pale malts give it some sweetness. Nice little balance for what it is. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. I do like it, but the choices of hop don't seem ideal. Doesn't have a unique profile to make it stand out in comparison to other IPAs.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Nicely crisp. Slightly overcarbonated. Suits the flavour profile well in a general sense, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it. Not oily, hars, gushed, or hot.

Dr: Drinkable and likable, but not exemplary for the style. It's no paragon. I might get it again, but Live Oak does better work. I'm glad I got to try it, but I wouldn't recommend it to friends or trade partners.

B-

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2013 21:32:33 | More by kojevergas
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jujubeast6000

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 1/7/2007 (Tap @ Flying Saucer, Houston, TX):

Pours a golden colored body, cloudy, darker on the top. Has a frothy foamy white head, with good lacing, and small bubbles. A nice hoppy aroma. Has a bitter acidic taste. A bit unbalanced hoppy. Sharp bitter taste. Bitter aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2009 05:36:43 | More by jujubeast6000
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HardTarget

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On draught at the Draught House in Austin

Aroma: Mild citric note, orange like. Hard to get good nose in a bar.

Appearance: Hazy gold glass holds a ¼ finger white head a long time leaving lace.

Flavor: Mineral elements hit me first, followed by full, firm hops. Classic IPA profile, crystal sweet malt supporting hoppy goodness. Some yeast notes come through as well.

Mouthfeel: Light body seems a bit off, that and a low carbonation level leaves it a bit watery.

Overall Impression: Yeasty, minerally, watery, still, a pretty good brew. Almost a lawn mower IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2007 05:06:38 | More by HardTarget
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champ103

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper/orange color. A two finger, tightly packed, white head forms with good retention. Some patchy lace is left behind.
S: A big resiny, and piny hop aroma up front and center. Floral and citrus aromas come through. Some bread and biscuit malt for balance with some butter diacetyl as well.
T: The piny hops are still front and center. Some malt for balance with to much buttery diacetyl. A lingering bitterness as well.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A little on the thin side. Not hard to drink at all. I finished my pint, and could have quaffed some more with ease.

This is a good IPA. A little to much diacetyl for my tastes, but still very enjoyable. Worth a try if you happen to come across it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2010 03:58:33 | More by champ103
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I ordered this upon the recommendation of a beer aficionado-y-ish guy ("Tim") I met at the Ginger Man in Austin. This was his favorite Texas beer, and while it is a decent IPA, I would defer to the Full Moon Pale Rye as being my favorite. This beer had a rather lack-luster appearance, but a medium-to-heavy dose of (what I believed to be Amarillo?) hops that imparted an appealing flavor of piney and pineapple-y taste notes.

Appearance of this beer a dull, hazy, pale yellow with a decent finger's worth of head. Right or wrong, natural or artificial, I find IPAs with a "sparkling" appearance to be much more visually appealing than those with a hazy dullness. Aroma and flavor is a blend of both piney-ness and pineapple flavors. Good taste and smell.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2007 19:55:42 | More by BeerBelcher
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-28-2013 01:25:56 | More by sweemzander
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schoun

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-12-2012 01:42:21 | More by schoun
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HookemHops13

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-28-2013 14:10:07 | More by HookemHops13
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Lawl3ss

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-18-2012 08:21:20 | More by Lawl3ss
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Kornoms

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-01-2012 04:36:01 | More by Kornoms
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zbooks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-20-2013 23:21:15 | More by zbooks
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Pegasus

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2007 14:03:54 | More by Pegasus
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at The Crown & Anchor in Austin.

Appearance is copper with a decent sized white head. The smell has citrus hops, pine, fresh. Its` taste contains grapefruit, acidic, a bitter finish. MF is medium, fairly smooth. All in all, a pretty good IPA and if you are visiting Texas as I was, you should try it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2011 00:42:34 | More by mltobin
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LittleDon

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gold amber with a slight chill haze and small dense head. No lace. No predominant hop aroma, balance between the malt and hops. Very east coast flavor profile. Some sweetness up front and the majority of the bitterness on the back end. Medium mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2010 00:37:34 | More by LittleDon
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at Flying Saucer in Houston. The beer is a clear bright gold color with a medium and frothy white head that lasts awhile. Sticky patches of lacing. Hoppy, citrusy aroma. Medium body with a bitter hoppy character. Notes of sweetness become increasingly prevalent though. Touches of malt and citrus show up too. This finish is dry and bitter hops with a touch of sweet malt aftertaste. Although the beer does not stand out in a sea of decent IPAs, it is solidly above average all around.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2007 19:22:51 | More by Dogbrick
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 04:40:06 | More by Mora2000
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CONOR8832

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a wonderful worn copper hue to its appearance, white creamy head that disipates over time. Great hop aroma, nice pine scent with a touch of citrus bite that graps your nose. Mild sweet scent from the malts but definatley a good hoppy beer. The taste is has a good blance of pine, citrusy hops with a taste of sweet, but light carmel maltiness to it. Exceptional mouthfeel, good carbination, does not fry you taste buds like some IPA's tend to do. Overall a great beer, goes well with a big juicy burger.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2011 20:25:02 | More by CONOR8832
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2011 05:41:19 | More by tempest
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JDV

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy light burnt orange colored beer with frothy bright white head. Some lacing. Smell is nice, unique apricot, orange, fruity hops. Taste is fairly bitter all the way through first sip to the aftertaste, but fruity too and nice. A touch of orange juice sweetness in the back, but I wish it cut through the bitterness just a touch more. Not a bad IPA at all, and definitely worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2008 21:32:17 | More by JDV
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Live Oak Liberation Ale from Live Oak Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.