Live Oak Liberation Ale
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RATINGS: 102   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Delirium (657) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - 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 (6731) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2587) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11508) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
graham515 (537) - 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 (1251) - Denver, Colorado, 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 (1447) - 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.

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