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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,748 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,748
Reviews: 1,463
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 63
Gots: 98 | 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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sethmeister

New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very slight hazed golden body with a thick creamy head. Lace around the glass.

Scent is fruity and floral with a hint of fresh bread.

Taste is fruity and sweet, a dry crackery malt, and earthy bitterness. Delicate spice notes. Grapefruit in the background. Something ever so slightly sour. Melons? There's quite a lot going on here yet the overall effect is crisp and clean. Balance between sweetness and dryness is excellent. There's actually something about this beer that reminds me of champagne and of Belgian ales. Subtle understated hops presence.

Creamy, weighty mouthfeel.

Immensely satisfying and drinkable.

A classic and its not hard to see why. A little fruitier and a little less hoppy than I've come to prefer but I will certainly enjoy it again and again.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 22:17:43 | More by sethmeister
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,748 ratings.