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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Cloudy orange color. Solid floral hoppy with balanced malt flavor. ..............................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1013) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2007
On a trip to Houston, I sampled a 5 oz draft serving of this beer as part of the Texas sampler at The Flying Saucer bar downtown. Came out a golden color with some copper tones and a medium white head. The aroma was strong in hops, as expected, with noticeable citrus and fruit notes, some grain, and a bit of caramel malt too. The flavor was a good mixture of sourness and bitterness, with only a faint sweetness. Slightly fizzy and not very thick on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1423) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Beer pours clear golden color with a retained off white head. Aroma is nice and brigh being predominantely citrus hops. Flavor is delightfully bitter; citrus grapefruit, freshly crushed fruit. A really enjoyable IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Assurbanipaul (40) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Pours a brilliant clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is fresh, juicy hops, lots of sweet orange citrus. One of the best noses of any beer Iíve found. Taste is a very gentile mix of more mandarin orange with a very light malt caramelization. Lightly sweet, then tart, then sweet again. The barest hint of a pine resin flavor. Mouthfeel is medium-light for an IPA but never oily. Stays crisp throughout, and since it came to town Iíve been drinking the hell out of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2007
I ordered this upon the recommendation of a beer aficionado-y-ish guy ("Tim") I met at the Ginger Man in Austin. This was his favorite Texas beer, and while it is a decent IPA, I would defer to the Full Moon Pale Rye as being my favorite. This beer had a rather lack-luster appearance, but a medium-to-heavy dose of (what I believed to be Amarillo?) hops that imparted an appealing flavor of piney and pineapple-y taste notes. Appearance of this beer a dull, hazy, pale yellow with a decent fingerís worth of head. Right or wrong, natural or artificial, I find IPAs with a "sparkling" appearance to be much more visually appealing than those with a hazy dullness. Aroma and flavor is a blend of both piney-ness and pineapple flavors. Good taste and smell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2007
On tap @ Fort Worth Gingerman. Clear pale copper pour, thin patchy off-white head. Big piney, resiney hop nose. Great mouthfeel Ė medium bodied with active carbonation. Complex hop flavor that covers the gamut Ė citrus , pine, and floral. Overall a solid IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Draught at Flying Saucer, Addison TX
Hazy light amber color. Poor aroma. Better the flavor, but nothing exceptional, with a lot of caramel, and the strong hopping is of reasonable quality.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Tap @ FS DT Hou: Pours a golden color, cloudy, darker on the top. Frothy foamy white head, good lacing, small bubbles. Nice hoppy aroma. Bitter acidic taste. A bit unbalanced hoppy. Sharp bitter taste. Bitter aftertase.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Draft at Dog and Duck in Austin. Copper orange color with strong pine hops on the nose. Great bittering balance and soft citrus notes. Some alcohol, but goes back easy.

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