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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

2,788 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,788
Reviews: 1,463
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 66
Gots: 116 | 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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meathookjones

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4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

After passing this up on the shelf to many times to remember I finally decided to give it a shot. Body is a golden orange with a tall white head that almost overflowed. Great lace and head retention while I drank this. Aroma was heavily citric with a touch of floral and sweet malt. Taste was more citric hops, with a good backing of caramel malt. Very refreshing clean and crisp flavor. While the taste is lighter than others it still is quite flavorful and pleasing. Body is light to medium with definitely boosts the drinkability and doesn’t really hurt it any. This stuff couldn’t be more drinkable in my opinion. I am glad I finally picked this up. I will definitely be revisting this on in the future.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2004 13:57:14 | More by meathookjones
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,788 ratings.