Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +9%
355ml bottle into nonic pint. best before june 2016, enjoyed on august 26, 2014 after a boring day at work
a: a clear golden apricot-peach hue with just under two fingers of off-white head
s: mild grapefruit and orange, apricot, pear, floral, and lager-like grassy, malty notes. hints of peach/nectarine. what an excellent aroma
t: follows the nose. somewhat bright citrus fruit presence (grapefruit, orange, lemon), apricot, peach/nectarine, and pear up front. mid-palate is malt, grass, and some kind of floral presence. a moderate but very appropriate bitterness closes out the tasting. some spice on the back end too. great stuff
m: medium and creamy with moderate carbonation
o: liberty ale is nothing like the ultra citrusy/tropical fruit explosion modern IPAs, but this is still a very lovable ale. cascade hops are quite delicious
08-26-2014 20:40:45 | More by kevinlater
3.75/5 rDev -3.8%
It's interesting to me that Liberty has such a higher rating than Anchor IPA. I don't think a lot of people realize Liberty is listed as an American IPA. However, based on the ratings I guess people understand the difference between these two. Liberty being a recipe from the 70s the light hop profile is understandable. This is an IPA when you're looking for something more subtle. Anchor IPA is much more akin to what modern western IPAs have evolved into. It tastes a lot like Torpedo. I guess I get the love for Liberty, it's like Steam was hopped a bit. But I still don't understand the non love for Anchor IPA, sure the market is saturated but it's good. Whatever.
08-25-2014 03:36:45 | More by samtrillo
4.25/5 rDev +9%
Pours a soft yellow with a twinge of orange, Small flecks of sediment are now swirling in my Sierra Nevada Hop Tulip. Poured from a bottle aromas of leather, cedar, and lemony citrus waft up to my nose. Nice and natural head float on the beer and cling to the side of the beer. Tastes of lemon zest, and light caramel are followed by a creamy yeasty flavor with a carbonation that is neither to much nor to little, but just right. I guess this time it was just the beer I was looking for,
08-24-2014 03:57:22 | More by bebbcorp
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,853 ratings.