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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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NefariousR

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3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. glass bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A - Hazy medium amber. Formed a very thick (3+ fingers) foamy, off-white head upon pouring.

S - Malt, but with a very definite citrusy hop background. Floral and sweet.

T - The hops are a bit more forward than I would have guessed from the smell, but the malt sweetness butts in after a second. Finishes with a nutty aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied with noticeable carbonation. Fairly typical Pale Ale feel.

D - A nice pale ale, but not the best I've ever had. Very drinkable and enjoyable, but I think I'd rather have a SN or Mirror Pond.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 18:20:13 | More by NefariousR
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,744 ratings.