bleeng (1583) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
djd07 (6241) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
mar (5025) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber pour with a nice layer of white froth on top. not much of a taste but a nice aftertaste of hops.
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
AmEricanbrew (6370) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.