Live Oak Liberation Ale
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With about 6.0% ABV, this one will surely warm the olí gullet during a cold central Texas winter - both days! Our India Pale Ale (IPA) is light in color and strong in hop character. Dry hopping with Cascade hops, gives this winter favorite a delicious citrus note reminiscent of a Texas Ruby Red. Yes, itís warming but you donít need to be huddled around the furnace to enjoy this one! IPA fans really love this ale during a beautiful Texas winter on the porch or indoors. Available December - April.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3731) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2009
On tap at the Gingerman from notes I wrote a napkin a while ago. Golden in color with a decent head. Smell is hops, little light for an IPA for me and citrus from those hops. Taste is low to medium hop bitterness, citrus, and some pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1520) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2010 On tap just about anywhere in Austin with real beer on tap. At least everywhere Iíve been. Had this (last time) at Opal Divines yesterday amongst the SXSW mess. Poured a great head from tap, and left a pretty healthy lacing. Itís pretty mellow for an IPA, but good and well balanced with citrus/grapefruit notes. Great for when you want the hops but want something a little less bitter. I do like my west coast hops, but this one is unique. Maybe Iím just biased though. One of my local faves!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (3976) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2008
At the Ginger Man in Austin. Nice hops. Not overwhelming and not West Coast style, but a nice IPA nevertheless. Much better than I would have expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2008
UPDATED: APR 9, 2008 Slightly cloudy, Golden amber pour, small head. Small lacing. Smells like really good sweet and bitter malt with just the right amount of balancing hops. Flavor is like sweet lightly sour malt with a good bite and bitter hop finish. Good and unique. It really is a hoppy, bitter beer, but it,,s balanced engh so itís good, really good, actually.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Pours a deep golden orange, mildly carbonated with a fluffy thin head. Earthy aroma, hay and orange zest, a lot of citrus. Flavor is that of orange peel and pine with a smooth light bitter hops in the finish. The palate is biting but balances out in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2008
On tap at the Gingerman in Ft. Worth. Golden to amber in color with a lacy decent head. Citrusy hop smell. Hoppy with a slight carmel finish. I think it should be hoppier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1521) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2008
On tap at Flying Saucer Addison. Large pilsner glass for happy hour. No head and very cold. Nice hop nose-tough with the cold beer temp to smell though. Malt background is evident within the strong hop profile. Good beer but LO does German much better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jezmez68 (396) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Nice head, poured from tap at Flying saucer. Orange. Canít smell from either allergies, Houston air quality, or Wasabi nose from eating Sushi just minutes earlier. Sticky, leaves a nice film on palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltOMeal (1091) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Draft at Flying Saucer in Houston. Pours a clear amber with a thick, off-white head. Smell is hoppy, but not distinct in citrus or pine. More of a subdued, earthy, grassy type. Taste is like the smell in that it doesnít jump out at you in sweetness or bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly creamy smooth with a mild bitter aftertaste. About average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3552) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2008
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a cloudy amber color with a thick off white head. The aroma is very hoppy with light citrus. The taste is a sweet hops and very easy to drink. I enjoyed this IPA from Live Oak.

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