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Live | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good
240 Reviews
THE BROS
83
good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rab53 on 10-30-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
1,475
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
25.95%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
338
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 240 | Ratings: 1,475
Reviews by Qbdoo:
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3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Near great but ultimately just a really good beer. A near miss. Appearance is lovely. Light and cloudy. Smell is a vague citrus character. What puzzles me is the mouth feel, which is a bit over-carbonated and light for a pale ale. Yet the taste is the kind of light citrusy quality that might seduce you on a hot summer day. It's a really good beer but a seasaonal one.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of 716gibbs
4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I live 15 minutes from Southern Tier Brewing Company, so it's always nice to pick up a keg right from the place in which the beer was brewed. More times then not I'm drinking this beer fresh, so my review might be bias. Great APA, with citrus notes of grapefruit and apricot taking over the aroma as well as the taste of the beer. Mildly hoppy. Reminds me of Founders All Day IPA in taste. Once in awhile I will notice inconsistency in the taste of the beer from batch to batch, but this is a great summertime beer, one I usually have on tap, and one I've been enjoying since I had STBCs trial run of this stuff a few years back.

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Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic a clear lighter dull golden with a fluffy,sticky one finger white crown atop,the bottle says to decant into a glass,I saw no need.Aromas of grassy/herbal hops over top of nutty malt,not real big but pleasant nose wise.Herbal notes along with a tinge of red onion on the palate,a little tea and mint is noticable,a firm lightly sweet nutty biscuit base holds up to the hops.This a nice APA not gigantic hops but a minty herbal approach that makes it really drinkable,the maltiness is big enough for non hopheads to like this beer as well.Nice job here.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #80 (Sep 2013):

Raw and full of flavor. Unlike any beer Southern Tier brews, as most are really focused, while Live seems more free, though still well within the style. A treat to knock back, though so complex you may want to pair it with something.

STYLE: American Pale Ale
ABV: 5.5%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Hazed pale gold, some suds

SMELL: Citrus rind, pineapple, nutty, faint mint, fresh-cut grass

TASTE: Lighter body, crisp, thick citrus tone, balanced hop bitterness, fresh grain, chalky yeast, hint of peaches, peppery, touch of alcohol, marmalade, juicy, grainy, drying finish

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Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Gold, carbonated, hazy/cloudy, white head, lacing
Smell: citrus, grapefruit, pine, citrus hops
Taste: lemon citrus, hop forward. More hoppy for a pale ale. A mix of a wheat beer and a pale ale. Wheat, grain, malts, refreshing summer beer.
Feel: moulth feel is very light, crisp and sparkling from the carbonation.
Overall: I absolutely love this beer. I am a big fan of wheat beers as well as pale ales and this is an excellent marriage of the two. They don't let on that it is such, but it is most certainly unfiltered and has a lovely hazy feel to it and has just the right amount of hops to add a nice kick to it. I had it right at the Southern Tier Brewery out of their tap and I am sure that this added to the freshness of it. I have had it in the bottle and it is just as good. The theme fits it as this beer is alive and kickin'

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Photo of Pb92
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ccapurso
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of woodchipper
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of irrevjim
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

from a bottle to a beer tulip
look; pale yellow,. 1/8' head. good retention and lacing. visible mild/moderate carbonation
smell; peaches, citrus hops, nice and big
taste; some hop bitterness, a tiny bit of peach, citrus, sweetbread, more bitter than smell
feel; light/medium body, moderate carbonation
overall; very easy drinking and ...live? it has a nice little sharpness to it, i like it as a session beer

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Photo of Giantsquid
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Adam7m
2.99/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.
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