Pale Ale | Live Oak Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAngel on 02-20-2004

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 10
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Jacobus79
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Growler from Premium Draught in Houston.

A: Pours a slightly hazed, pale golden/orange. A two finger white head forms with good retention and plenty of lace.
S: A big piny, grapefruit, citrus hop presents. Maybe a little biscuit malt in the background, but really the hops are the hole show.
T: Again, hops up front and center. Citrus, piny, lingering grapefruit bitterness.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and effervescent. Very dry as well. Not hard to drink at all, the growler will be gone in no time.

I think Live Oak succeeded in what they wanted to make, but this certainly has the hop profile of an IPA. This is probably more of an IPA then Liberation. All fine, and I do enjoy this. No reason to avoid this, but not among their masterpiece German interpretations.

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Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephens101
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Ginger Man in big D. I'm pretty sure the menu called this an IPA, so I reviewed it as such. As an IPA I was having some serious issues with this one, and was surprised it wasn't more hoppy, but when I got home to review it, and figured out it was an APA, things worked themselves out, but it was like taking a drink of water that you expected to be Sprite. It just kind of screwed with my head. Anyway, here's an APA review of an IPA that was really an APA. . . got that? Color was a hazy orange. It had an already receded tan head which revealed less than a full pint pour, but what the hey. A large sheet of lace was left behind. Smelled of the customary hops as well as some malts. A little citrus was also evident. The hops were a bit more subtle than usual (because it was an APA dammit!). Tasted of more hops with a nice malt backbone, which is more apparent than is typical of the style (once again). A mild undercurrent of fruits existed. So, overall, this is a good beer, and this was a great test for me, as I did notice some things didn't seem to fit right, and proved to myself that I can overcome the power of suggestion in an unintentional blind taste test:)

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3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - very nice, pale gold color, but not a lot of head, and not much retention / lacing as I drank it.

Smell - great hops / floral smell, but not quite the depth of some of the best APAs.

Taste - seems like it's between an APA and IPA. Hops are not overpowering, and goes down smoothly, but lacks the complexity and linger that the best APAs have.

Feel - on the medium / lighter side for an APA, goes down easily, especially on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Norsebrew
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed three of these pints during my stop in Austin. The aroma had a nice floral hoppy smell. The beer had a fresh crisp hoppy taste with a good bitter lingering hop aftertaste. It's drinkability is superb and I recommend this as a great tasting and refreshing IPA.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice gold colored pour with a good sized white head as poured on draft. Smell is very nice, with an apricot fruity hoppiness, and a touch of honey and a bit of yeast. Taste is quite fruity, sweet malt, with a lasting light bitterness from the perfect hop presence. This is an underrated, quality pale similar to their IPA in flavors, but milder. Perfect combination of crisp and smooth feel on the palate. Proud to know this is a local beer, and one I look forward to getting again.

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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

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