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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,748 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,748
Reviews: 1,463
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 63
Gots: 98 | 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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Jesstyr

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another try in the America Pale realm, and this was definitely a more positive experience than sierra nevada.

A: Bright orange, with amber hints and a bright white head that lingers nicely in a chalice glass.

S: Light hops, and hints of citrus, but really is very subtle. Not offensive at all, but lacks any aggressive characteristics.

T: Rounds out with light hops, but not overly aggressiveness, and therefore lacking any pungent bitterness that can shoo me away from pale ales. Well balanced in general, with subtle citrus notes, particularly lemon, and a hint of pine.

M/D: A tinge spicy, with a very light body with a tiny bit of carbonation. The lightness of this beer makes it drinkable, but it lacks the necessary encouragement.

Overall this is a pretty good beer, seems to suit the style, but not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 00:38:06 | More by Jesstyr
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,748 ratings.