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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

2,853 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,853
Reviews: 1,469
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 67
Gots: 143 | FT: 1
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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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-17-2014 12:59:10 | More by costanzo_mike
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-13-2014 00:42:16 | More by Zetcha7x
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-14-2014 11:27:13 | More by CorgiDad
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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-06-2014 00:04:48 | More by jschott75
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-12-2012 06:34:43 | More by strongaf
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mfigueroa713

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-02-2012 10:25:32 | More by mfigueroa713
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Bagoosh

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-20-2012 18:21:07 | More by Bagoosh
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Bwagner1122

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-05-2014 21:11:48 | More by Bwagner1122
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bmoney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-26-2012 14:51:31 | More by bmoney
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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-12-2014 22:19:09 | More by fostachild
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-14-2014 00:44:11 | More by 22Blue
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ChrisFurlowLSU


3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-26-2014 21:28:23 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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hoosier222002

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-09-2014 01:40:18 | More by hoosier222002
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barknee

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ALA pours a hazy 14 ct. gold color with a respectable slightly chunky head. Nose is a very elegant tangerine-orange-peach combination with pine and hops peeking through the front end of this brew. The presentation on the tongue reveals robust fine carbonation and a solid bitterness and moderate dryness, quite well balanced. Flavors of lime and to a lesser degree lemon appear in the taste and linger long enough to suggest that this beer is well flavored and well permeated with hopping. The mouthfeel is bright and lively; partially due to the fine carbonation as well as the copious citric element present, this keeps the drinkability factor somewhat elevated. Although this is a well-engineered brew, true to the style, I would like to see a bit more body and warmth, but the less endowed nature of this particular selection is likely to continue this session a little further into the evening!

03-10-2006 00:28:18 | More by barknee
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paulocerto

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-13-2014 16:59:32 | More by paulocerto
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aaronblain22

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-04-2013 23:52:17 | More by aaronblain22
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WesM63

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2013 03:55:16 | More by WesM63
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chogm54

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

A - golden, generally transparent with approx 1cm head that stuck around for a long time - looks inviting!

S - not getting to much here, noting that it was ice cold. citrusy, slighty grassy, faint malt odours coming through

t - not getting to much at first, but with a mildly bitter aftertaste, faint metallic taste

M - moderate carbonation that lasts a while, slightly dry, medium body,

A nice pale ale, a pleasant change from the IPAs I have been having lately, would have thought a bit more of a hoppy taste would come through. However noting that this beer has travelled far to get to me (date not checked). Definitely a good session beer

11-30-2013 09:01:19 | More by chogm54
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Westsidethreat

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

A: Minimal dusty white head. Body is mustard gold color and slightly cloudy.

S: Honey suckle, lemon zest, grass and a touch of grains

T: Fruity. Peach at first then citrusy (lemon and grapefruit). Hops not too overpowering, bitterness isn't featured much. Very floral. Biscuity aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied.

D: Warm weather beer. Refreshing.

07-04-2006 15:42:13 | More by Westsidethreat
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fitz284

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-25-2013 00:26:21 | More by fitz284
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-08-2014 01:42:08 | More by Eriktheipaman
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cw13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-07-2013 15:30:56 | More by cw13
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koopa

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-27-2014 22:02:21 | More by koopa
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BeerBeast

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-09-2013 20:10:04 | More by BeerBeast
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Cluker

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-15-2012 22:57:53 | More by Cluker
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,853 ratings.