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Live Oak Liberation Ale
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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3
   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.

3.8
   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!

3
   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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4787) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5661) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 17, 2007
On tap at Gingerman Austin, Aroma of grass and some light citrus. Body is buttery and bready, insanely bad diacetyl finish. Like this thing was steeped with buttered popcorn jelly belly beans. Hops try to cut through, they only slightly make their presence known.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Cloudy light burnt orange colored beer with frothy bright white head. Some lacing. Smell is nice, unique apricot, orange, fruity hops. Taste is fairly bitter all the way through first sip to the aftertaste, but fruity too and nice. A touch of orange juice sweetness in the back, but I wish it cut through the bitterness just a touch more. Not a bad IPA at all, but Iíve had a few that I really like, so this doesnít quite measure up in comparison. Definitely worth a try though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Iíve liked all of the beers Iíve tried from Live Oak so far, but this one wasnít for me. The hopping on this IPA seemed very unnatural. I got alot of off flavors in this one.


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