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Live Oak Liberation Ale | Live Oak Brewing Company

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Live Oak Liberation AleLive Oak Liberation Ale
BA SCORE
3.87/5
Very Good
168 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 10-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,645
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
168
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of kojevergas
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
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-

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Photo of brentk56
4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a cloudy amber color and a billowy head that leaves sheets of lacing

Smell: Distinct citrus floral aroma with wafts of pineapple and orange pith

Taste: Big citrus flavors up front followed by a subtle caramel malt aspect underneath; after the swallow, pithy bitterness bursts forth and sets the tone; in the finish, a final touch of residual sweetness makes an appearance on the tip of the tongue followed by a final slug of bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; the beer dries out the mouth on the finish

Drinkability: Wonderful, citrus fruit San Diego style IPA here in the heart of Texas - kudus to Live Oak

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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After sampling this beer I believe it is an IPA and not an APA. The color is copper with a nice-sized, off white head. Aroma is very hoppy with citrus and oily smells. The taste starts with a burst of citrusy hops and is joined by a balancing malt body. Hop flavor is very fresh and enjoyable. I could drink quite a lot of the beer, I hope Live Oak begins to bottle their beers soon.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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 sd123
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
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 Karibourgeois
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beer has a cloudy dark gold pour with a small white head. Has a floral aroma with some hints of citrus. The medium body has a really well balanced grapefruit and pine hop flavor backed by just a bit of bready malt. Finishes with a mild piney bitterness.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
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 greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of DrJay
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Ginger Man in Austin.
Orange and a little hazy, topped by a whitish cap that hung around for a while. Spotty lacing. The hop aroma was assertive, a little abrasive with resin and citrus zest taking charge. There was a bit of malt sweetness, caramel, but this was in the background. Hops were also prominent in the flavour, grapefruit pith with some pine resin, mild sweetness and caramel, sturdy bitterness that wasn't overdone. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, off-dry, nice texture. A solid IPA with a slightly aggressive character, but enough balance to keep it drinkable.

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3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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Live Oak Liberation Ale from Live Oak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 168 ratings
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