Live Oak Liberation Ale
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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1595) - 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 (404) - 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 (1092) - 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 (6619) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Draught. Deep orange pour. Aroma is mild musky hops, chinook-heavy. Balanced flavor, some sweetness with a dry bitter finish. A solid IPA but nothing particularly noteworthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2008 1-6-08 tap
Thick unfiltered orange-red in color with a nice IPA head. Smell is sweet and hoppy - a bit too subtle though. Taste is sweet with a nice hoppy finish. Thicker palate than I figured it would have. The taste almost seems a bit watery up front and then it develops more toward the finish. I would have again - very drinkable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Too much hoppy, not enough poppy! I like hops as much as the next schmo, but there wasnít any compensation of flavor. It looked and smelled great, but itís bark was better than the bite. Still, a good beer. On tap at Flying Saucer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5065) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2008
dark amber pour with a nice layer of white froth on top. not much of a taste but a nice aftertaste of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2007
Draught. Pours light golden with a moderate white head. Aroma and flavor are both grass and grain with a bit of hops. Kind of a weird brewpub yeastiness, and not much hop flavor. Not bad, but not one of the better IPAs Iíve had either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6462) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 28, 2007
On tap at the Saucer in Addison, Tx. July 2005 This Liberation has an amber color with an off white head. A strong smell of grassy, fresh cut hay with hop buds was kinda funky skunky. I ask the bar maid about this , she replied the keg had just been tapped that day...hmm, interesting. Itís medium bodied with a smooth texture and lightly carbonated. The taste starts with a good flavor of biscuity pale malts quickly overcome by that funky pungent hop tang in the finish. A pretty good pale ale here, with a unusual hop flavor.

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