Live Oak Liberation Ale | Live Oak Brewing Company

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165 Ratings
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Live Oak Liberation AleLive Oak Liberation Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company
Texas, United States
liveoakbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 10-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of Pegasus
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep golden body with a persistent white head.

Pine, floral, and grapefruit hops and a lightly bready malt.

Medium body and bitterness.

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Photo of imstimpy
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light amber, yellow-gold in color draft-poured into a frosty pint glass.

Subtle, flowery nose.

No heavy hop, citrus or bitterness; some of each though. It is not your traditional big american IPA, just a light, balanced, and easy to drink ale.

Medium to light feel with a decent finish.

I usually go for the big IPAs but this is a very safe and enjoyable selection.

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Photo of Junichi
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IrishColonial
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of LittleDon
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of CONOR8832
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of obrike
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had one on tap at Flix Brewhouse in Round Rock.

Poured a cloudy, dull orange. a very subdued head...not much to look at really

Nice, fresh, pine needle scent...malt was buried a bit, as was the citrus.

Hmm...interesting, tasted the pine, malt took a back seat, got a kick of spice in it...kind of similar to a Celebration Ale in flavor. Good.

Nice carbonation, went down quite easily at 6.3...not quite as oily as i like my ipas, but good nonetheless.

I liked this, but it didn't stand out as a must have Texas IPA. I prefer 512.

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Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tempest
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of StevenLaValley
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jkoogler
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of pauldevay
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Dogleg
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of swetsastonic
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jon4than
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of bkrbdan
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JDV
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Live Oak Liberation Ale from Live Oak Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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