Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +2.6%
Picked up as part of a mix and match sixer. The last time I drank an Anchor product I was not impressed, but I wanted to give the brewery another shot, so I grabbed a couple of their products. Side poured with standard vigor into a Sam Adams glass
Appearance - Just like you would expect a traditional IPA to pour. Golden color yields a big, dominant two-three finger foamy head that lasts for more than half of the beer and leaves ridiculous, crazy lacing. Looks like some kid went apeshit with glue inside your glass. Cool packaging as well, which you can always count on Anchor for.
Smell - Fruity bouquet highlights the nose, letting you know this is a hop forward brew. A slight malty backbone rounds out the nose, which is very good. Not too strong, but you can identify the beer style without seeing the bottle.
Taste - Very well balanced and solid. While one can certainly taste the citrus and lemon hops and their bitterness, there is a malt backbone to support them. Some bready crackers also make an appearance, making for a well-rounded AIPA.
Mouthfeel - Finishes crisp, clean, and smooth, with just a hint of spice bitterness at the end. Well carbonated, light body
Overall - A very good example of an AIPA, one that a non-hop head can easily tolerate. Well balanced, well done b y Anchor, my faith in this brewery is restored. I really enjoyed this beer. Condor recommended and approved.
08-17-2014 03:11:15 | More by TheCondor
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,824 ratings.