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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,747 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,747
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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silver0rlead

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a 2 finger white head that leaves crazy lacing all the way down the glass, the body is a pale golden color thats crystal clear. The smell is raw, herbal/medicinal hops with a mildy sweet, honey-like malt backbone. The taste is quite complex (as expected from anchor) starts with an earthy hoppy flavor that coast the mouth with a resiny hop oil, and continues with sweet honey like malt taste. The malt taste is almost like doughnuts, and ends with a bitter, grassy and floral hops finish that lingers on your tongue briefly, you really get some complex hop flavors here with a spicy flavor that follows a fruity citrus like taste. The hops definately outshine the malt here but what did you expect from an APA, from the west coast no less. The mouthfeel is smooth and light with moderate carbonation. An excellent APA, really showcases that western hops flavor well without overdoing it. Could be a great session brew as the alcohol hides itself fairly well.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2005 02:00:53 | More by silver0rlead
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,747 ratings.