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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,750 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,750
Reviews: 1,463
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 63
Gots: 100 | 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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Zone_Fighter

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-04-2014 23:25:26 | More by Zone_Fighter
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LaughingZebra

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-04-2014 22:02:48 | More by LaughingZebra
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-04-2014 07:18:43 | More by Sound_Explorer
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robotiks

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-03-2014 23:47:46 | More by robotiks
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ffshore545

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-03-2014 14:45:36 | More by ffshore545
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pxc13


4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-03-2014 02:48:30 | More by pxc13
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Brutaltruth

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A classic beer from Anchor brewing. Pours with a thick sudsy foam that leaves a nice foam lacing clinging to the side of the glass. A light amber in color with sweet hops and sweet malts on the nose. Taste of light caramel and biting bittering hops with an acidic yet somewhat creamy taste. Lot's of hop bitterness on the aftertaste, more caramel sweet notes as it warms. A very good ipa style beer, and an excellent session beer for the hop head. It is a treasure for it's longevity in the brewing world from a solid brewery that still makes steam beer as well as a multitude of other styles. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 20:20:28 | More by Brutaltruth
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-02-2014 02:12:41 | More by tectactoe
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JakeTheDuck

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-02-2014 01:51:58 | More by JakeTheDuck
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Bamarooster

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-01-2014 23:56:33 | More by Bamarooster
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bgish

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-01-2014 17:33:52 | More by bgish
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Dduquette

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-30-2014 22:14:29 | More by Dduquette
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JDeming

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-30-2014 01:55:49 | More by JDeming
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STEEL1980

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-29-2014 14:52:29 | More by STEEL1980
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-29-2014 10:16:22 | More by mikefuski17
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ANIMOUL

California

4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

While advertised as an IPA, tastes more like a straight 'pale ale'... sans 'india'. That said (written?) can see how it goes inbetween

Has a sweet smell that is quickly coupled with a sweet taste. While not particularly a fan of Anchor's steam processing - I feel like I can taste the steam with every sip of their flagship beer - this one is a great alternative.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 02:20:26 | More by ANIMOUL
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patre_tim

China

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-28-2014 02:01:22 | More by patre_tim
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Honeybourne

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-27-2014 20:41:37 | More by Honeybourne
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hoppecatania

Italy

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

06-27-2014 19:11:09 | More by hoppecatania
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aschmidt


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-27-2014 00:02:42 | More by aschmidt
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ChrisFurlowLSU


3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-26-2014 21:28:23 | More by ChrisFurlowLSU
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TangTKE402

New York

3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. Beautifully clear, straw yellow with an orange core and a perfectly frothy 2-finger ecru head that lingers and leaves some handsome lacing. This beer has my idea of the perfect look.

S: Light aroma with bitter hops being the predominant smell followed by a lightly malty backbone. Notes of orange peel, rye bread, wet basement, and grass clippings.

T: Light, crisp, refreshing. Light on flavor, with a faintly malty in-mouth feel and a dry finish and linger. Fresh biscuits, toast, light citrus juice, and a distinctly bone-dry hoppy aftertaste. It goes down easy, but doesn't stand out terribly much in it's flavor profile.

M: Clean feel with a chewy and tannic afterfeel. It's present in-mouth, but not overly assertive or bold. The afterfeel really settles in your jaw, though not in an entirely unpleasant way.

O: This is a nice beer. It doesn't try to do too much, and it is clearly well-crafted, however it can leave the seeker of bigger beers wanting something more. Good balance, light overall flavor and feel. It definitely belongs in San Francisco, where it can go down easy in sun, fog, rain, or everything in-between.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 19:30:25 | More by TangTKE402
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andresaconatto

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-26-2014 16:33:19 | More by andresaconatto
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Glaucio

Brazil

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-25-2014 19:10:00 | More by Glaucio
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mrjez

Japan

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-25-2014 02:17:41 | More by mrjez
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,750 ratings.