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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Liberty AleAnchor Liberty Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,775 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,775
Reviews: 1,463
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 64
Gots: 109 | 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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MJR

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4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a golden/copper color with a hint of amber. The good-sized head that forms with the pour shrinks down to a clingy, 1/4" cap around the edges.

Smell: Mmmmm......what a great hop aroma. Gotta love the cascade when used right. I pick up on a combination of citrus, pine resin, and floral scents. A touch of grapefruit too. Great nose on this one!

Taste: There is a bit of malt flavor in here, but that's not what Liberty Ale is all about. This beer is a tribute to the cascade hop and, if I do say so myself (and I do!), a damn good one! Nothing but fresh hop flavor...I'd LOVE to grab one of these fresh off the bottling line. I usually like my APA's to knock me over with hops (see: Stone Ruination) but it's easier to knock back more pints of this.

Mouthfeel: Good. A nice, medium feel...not heavy for the style, but not watery. Right in the middle.

Drinkability: Quite high for the style. Like I stated above, it's far easier to drink these all night than something that's going to numb your tastebuds. Yummy...

The original American Pale Ale. If you want near-perfection, and a model/standard to compare to, look no further.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2002 19:41:57 | More by MJR
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,775 ratings.