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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

2,785 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,785
Reviews: 1,463
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 65
Gots: 114 | 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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jb413

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a very hazy burnt orange hue. Nice creamy off-white head with good retention, shrank down to a solid 1/2 finger top. Great looking beer. Moderate lacing.

S - Hoppy, with a mix of fruity, floral, piney and cleaner-like freshness. IPA-like in some ways.

T - Sweetness and fruit in the front. Some apple and citrus. Nice moderate bitterness and rounded piney hop bite through the swallow from the dry hopping. Malt and hops compliment in the finish. Got a bit of cleaner-like taste early in the glass, though not necessarily off-putting at all.

M - Smooth, nice carbonation. Squarely medium body. Drinks right on target with the 6.0%. Solid finish with some lasting flavor.

O - A nice beer. Great look, good profile, and nice feel.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 00:09:41 | More by jb413
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,785 ratings.