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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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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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niangelo

Alberta (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle, poured into a straight-sided beer glass. Poured a hazy, deep gold/caramel hue. The head is over an inch thick, I have to take care in pouring this one because the carbonation is lively and it foams. The head is ruddy, colored like pear flesh.

Great nose on this beer! Lots of malt, refreshing burst of hops and some tart green apples. After drinking some lagers lately, this is a nice change.

Great hop hit at first. Nice piney, bready notes initially, and a solid body with a medium malt flavor. The finish takes on some cheese characteristic, like a nice aged cheddar. The hops are a little more bitter than expected and last a while in the aftertaste. This increases as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is slightly viscous, with medium carbonation. The beer sticks on the palate a while after finishing.

Overall, a great beer. Very enjoyable look and presentation, and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2008 21:36:44 | More by niangelo
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,788 ratings.