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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

127 Ratings

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

HookemHops13, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
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.


kojevergas, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Jame515, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

FrizWhiz, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

zonker17, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

E_Cox, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jkoogler, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

JamLand, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

NeverSettle, Jun 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

zbooks, Jun 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Gatordaddy, Jun 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

etwithner, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

wtkphoto, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

sweemzander, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

StArnoldFan, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

bkrbdan, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Durge, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ChaseTheAce, Jan 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

drummermattie02, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ThirdEyePA, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

t0rin0, Oct 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

ReyG006, Sep 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Mortarforker, Sep 08, 2012
Live Oak Liberation Ale from Live Oak Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.