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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,784 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,784
Reviews: 1,463
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 65
Gots: 113 | 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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ajanesz

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Appearance - Nice, light orange-caramel color, steady carbonation. Nice two fingered head, decreasing to a thin layer of foam. Nice lacing. Beer is faintly cloudy.

Smell - Has a faintly sweet smell, with a floral hoppiness.

Taste - Flowery and crisp. Nice balance between the malty sweetness and Cascade hop flavor.

Mouthfeel - Extremely smooth and creamy on the palate. Nice hoppy bite but not overwhelming. Really nice body.

Overall - Crisp, smooth APA that gets better as you drink it.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 00:37:13 | More by ajanesz
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,784 ratings.