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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With about 6.0% ABV, this one will surely warm the ol’ 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, it’s warming but you don’t 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.

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3.8
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
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 wasn’t any compensation of flavor. It looked and smelled great, but it’s bark was better than the bite. Still, a good beer. On tap at Flying Saucer.

3
mar (5423) - 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
Delirium (669) - 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 I’ve had either.

3.4
AmEricanbrew (6878) - 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. It’s 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
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
lb4lb (2613) - 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 I’ve had a few that I really like, so this doesn’t quite measure up in comparison. Definitely worth a try though.

3.6
Dogbrick (13146) - 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
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2007
I’ve liked all of the beers I’ve tried from Live Oak so far, but this one wasn’t for me. The hopping on this IPA seemed very unnatural. I got alot of off flavors in this one.

2.9
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Cloudy orange color. Solid floral hoppy with balanced malt flavor. ..............................


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