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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,743 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,743
Reviews: 1,463
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 63
Gots: 96 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The champagne-like bubbles, distinctive hop bouquet, and balanced character of Liberty Ale® revives centuries-old ale brewing traditions that are now more relevant than ever. First introduced in 1975, Liberty Ale® is brewed strictly according to traditional craft brewing methods, and uses only natural ingredients — pale malted barley, fresh whole-cone Cascade hops and a special top-fermenting yeast, and water.

The yeast used during fermentation produces many of Liberty Ale's subtle flavors and characteristics. A natural process called "bunging" creates gentle carbonation, and the practice of dry hopping (adding fresh hops to the brew during aging), revived by Anchor, creates its unique aroma.

Liberty Ale® was first brewed to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere’s historic ride. As the first modern American IPA brewed after prohibition and the first modern American single-hop ale and dry-hopped ale, Anchor’s Liberty Ale® is the original craft brewed ale and the historic beer that started a revolution.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-18-2000)
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Chugmonkey

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3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark yellow and hazy, nice thick head, decent lacing. Strong earthy rustic aroma. Taste has an upfront course, bitter, earthyness. It fades away and finishs nicely though. What the heck hops are in here? I didnt' get any citrus, just earthy, bitter, rustic type flavors.

This beer has a unique taste. Up front I did not like it, but it starts to meld toward the end and becomes very drinkable. Really bizarre. At first I was almost cringing, but when it was done I would have taken another.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 15:41:17 | More by Chugmonkey
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,743 ratings.