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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,777 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,777
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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chinchill

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4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz undated bottle served in a pint glass. No sediment.

Hazy light amber color; Cream head after a light pour has decent retention, but leaving an uneven coat on top of the beer. Fine carbonation bubbling.

Aroma is very promising, with good level of citrus hops and some floral and herbal elements over a clear malt base.

Tastes a little more fruity than most Amer. pale ales slightly sweeter at first, but eventually ends with a mildly bitter and quite hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel - excellent natural carbonation; slightly dry finish; delightful.

O- Liberty Ale is an exceptionally well-crafted pale ale, largely true to style yet refreshingly unique.

(revised with bottle consumed Sept. 2013)

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 00:43:40 | More by chinchill
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,777 ratings.