Live Oak Liberation Ale | Live Oak Brewing Company

Live Oak Liberation AleLive Oak Liberation Ale
BA SCORE
3.87/5
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:
#10,289
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
168
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 168 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of BMMillsy
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Seco2d in Austin May 30, but worried this could be an old keg since availability is Dec-Apr. Pours a cloudy orange gold with small head in a tulip glass. Big grapefruit aroma with malty bready backbone. Hops are still there so thats good. Pine prickle up front fades into sweet malt and a lasting bitter on the palate. Massive lacing and a big slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Pushes the malt bill of an impy even at only 6%. Pleasantly surprised here. Really been impressed with Live Oak while here in Austin.

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Photo of drummermattie02
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mig100
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Durge
3.83/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3/28...on tap in Round Rock. Pours a clear orange yellow color. Sharp soapy pine nose bursts. Clean hoppy bitter taste. Lots of flavor. Well carbonated. Tasty IPA.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
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 Jame515
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BdM
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Lovely85
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a golden caramel color. Very grassy hop aroma, similar to the pils. Great grassy hop flavor and what a finish. Hoppy yet balanced, without being a tongue-scraper. Either dry hopped or just exceptionally well done I don’t know but its delicious. Well done, gang.

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Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of allengarvin
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draught at Gingerman in Dallas.

Clear light walnut-color, good head. Aroma is a little disappointing. There's a nice hop nose, but it's fairly faint. The taste, however, gives a full compliment of bitterness and hop flavor, the latter spicy & citrus-like. Malt underpinnings have a very nice nuttiness. Finish is, of course, bitter-dry. Creamy texture and moderate body round it out nicely.

A good IPA, though nothing stands out as particularly unique about it. But a great way to finish out a night of lighter session beers, without getting too heavy.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
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 BigBry
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft on-tap at the Gingerman, Dallas.
Bright, clear amber/orange color with a half inch of white foam. Foam settled quickled, left thin stringy lace. Smell has lots of citrusy hops, sharp yet fresh smelling. Flavors is blod, very hoppy, yet not out of balance. Enough malty sweetness to keep the hops in check. Flavorful, bitter, lots of citrus and pine. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry finish. A very good IPA.

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Photo of Kiniey01
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Tiernan
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wagenvolks
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Opal Devine's Freehouse, Austin TX.

Waiter brings me an attractively clear, golden-copper brew with a livid carbonation level. Bubbly torrents rise up to fuel a well-retained, thin cap of white foam that clings to the pint glass as the beer level drops. Aroma is quite unlike any IPA I've come across--and in a good way. Pine and lemon peel combine with a fresh, pungent hop aroma that coats the olfaction. A distinct presence of juniper berries, mango, and cranberry is thrown into the mix for good measure; I can't wait to try this thing.

The taste is well-balanced, as pale malts leave a crisp, discernible biscuit note. Impressive, especially when one considers the plethora of hops that must have been thrown at this beer, providing an onslaught of pine sap, juniper, orange juice, citrus peel, and an organic floral presence. Body is light in consistency and nicely carbonated, leaving a creamy, sticky mouthfeel that finishes with a phenomenal bitterness that lingers. The hops stick around just long enough to keep the finish clean. Excellent drinkability, as this beer will likely become a staple of mine once I've relocated to Austin.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardTarget
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On draught at the Draught House in Austin

Aroma: Mild citric note, orange like. Hard to get good nose in a bar.

Appearance: Hazy gold glass holds a ¼ finger white head a long time leaving lace.

Flavor: Mineral elements hit me first, followed by full, firm hops. Classic IPA profile, crystal sweet malt supporting hoppy goodness. Some yeast notes come through as well.

Mouthfeel: Light body seems a bit off, that and a low carbonation level leaves it a bit watery.

Overall Impression: Yeasty, minerally, watery, still, a pretty good brew. Almost a lawn mower IPA.

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Photo of duff247
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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