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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,787 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,787
Reviews: 1,463
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 66
Gots: 115 | 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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tfinn

Oregon

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

poured clear amber from 22oz bomber. plenty of head, and lots of lacing. chunks formed after the head fell (greasy lips?) and dissipated slowly. very attractive.

scent is floral hops. slightly resiny, heavy on the citrus and pine. very much alive with dry-hopped character.

taste is weighted towards strong hops, backed by lightly carmelized anchor malt. there's a nice continuous hop resin from start to finish.

mouthfeel is on the lighter side but stil full, and helped by a bit of residual carmel sweetness. it'd be easy for this to be thin, bitter, and biting, but the folks at anchor obviously know how to keep it balanced.

very tasty; very drinkable. the hop profile's sinuous tail only urges the drinker to follow up with another mouthful. mmm. refreshing.

this has really grown on me since I first tried it a few months ago, much
like anchor's other products I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2004 04:25:23 | More by tfinn
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,787 ratings.