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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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88
very good

2,744 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,744
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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Luigi

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a slightly hazy light orange color with a big fluffy head that reaches three finger in height with the right glass. Carbonation bubbles are light and the head retention is at least a finger high through out the life of the ale.

The aroma is dominated with pine and citrus hops. There is a sweet and mild bread aroma that pulls through. Otherwise is aroma is mild yet to the point! that would be the hops.

The taste is balanced so well... bitter pine cone and citrus up blended perfectly with a biscuit malt that balances out near perfect.

Has a nice semi dry bitter finish. The hops linger on the palate and I would not have it any other way!

This is everything I expect and want out of an American Pale Ale. Anchor brewing has perfected this!!! I love this beer!!!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 05:58:10 | More by Luigi
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,744 ratings.