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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,845 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,845
Reviews: 1,469
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 66
Gots: 136 | 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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felixljr

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-13-2012 03:10:06 | More by felixljr
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uziangis

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-13-2012 02:40:11 | More by uziangis
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-12-2012 21:22:41 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-12-2012 01:27:14 | More by acurtis
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TexAggie011

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-11-2012 21:44:04 | More by TexAggie011
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-11-2012 20:37:14 | More by bonbini26
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-11-2012 16:00:56 | More by zenwatts
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-11-2012 05:24:51 | More by Giantspace
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erlenmeyer

Maine

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-11-2012 04:26:05 | More by erlenmeyer
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BelgianBeerHog26

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-10-2012 04:07:45 | More by BelgianBeerHog26
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MikeH210

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-10-2012 01:45:53 | More by MikeH210
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%

A-Clear orange, two finger head

S-Light citrus hops with some grassy notes as well

T-Light citrus with some grass, a little but of lemon as well.

M-Light in body but very carbonated.

O-An ok APA, it does feature more grassy notes than others I've tried.

01-09-2012 23:44:53 | More by rlee1390
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Corkpuller

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-09-2012 23:00:00 | More by Corkpuller
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ipcolling

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-08-2012 23:27:20 | More by ipcolling
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-08-2012 21:55:09 | More by imperialking
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CharmCityTerp

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-08-2012 20:22:42 | More by CharmCityTerp
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dcook11

California

3.28/5  rDev -15.9%

A- No head to speak of. Visible carbonation rises to the top of the glass. The body is a light orange.

S- Metallic, Orange peal, lemon zest, slight earthiness.

T- Citrus, lemons zest, touch of hops.

M- smooth with a hint of bitterness.

O- Decent offering. Not one of my favorite of the style, most likely wouldn't buy again.

01-08-2012 01:08:29 | More by dcook11
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TheParchedOne

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-07-2012 23:51:42 | More by TheParchedOne
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DrSuds

Maine

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-07-2012 23:23:28 | More by DrSuds
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schoun

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-07-2012 14:31:07 | More by schoun
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chimaylvr

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-07-2012 04:34:27 | More by chimaylvr
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ajanesz

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Appearance - Nice, light orange-caramel color, steady carbonation. Nice two fingered head, decreasing to a thin layer of foam. Nice lacing. Beer is faintly cloudy.

Smell - Has a faintly sweet smell, with a floral hoppiness.

Taste - Flowery and crisp. Nice balance between the malty sweetness and Cascade hop flavor.

Mouthfeel - Extremely smooth and creamy on the palate. Nice hoppy bite but not overwhelming. Really nice body.

Overall - Crisp, smooth APA that gets better as you drink it.

01-07-2012 00:37:13 | More by ajanesz
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%

Anchor Liberty Ale has a thick, creamy, off-white head and a little bit of lacing, with a mostly clear, orange-amber appearance and a few streaming bubbles. The aroma is of citrus and clean water, but it’s faint. Taste is of orange peel, bread, sweetness, and there is a strong hop bitterness here. Mouthfeel is fluffy and medium, and Anchor Liberty Ale finishes fairly dry. It is refreshing and crisp. Overall, this is a wonderful beer.

RJT

01-06-2012 21:53:22 | More by RonaldTheriot
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SirPlunkett

Kansas

1/5  rDev -74.4%

01-05-2012 23:13:24 | More by SirPlunkett
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vitters03

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-05-2012 21:40:46 | More by vitters03
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,845 ratings.