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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,785 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,785
Reviews: 1,463
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 65
Gots: 114 | 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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peteramullen

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-15-2011 01:26:16 | More by peteramullen
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photomike

California

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-14-2011 18:50:43 | More by photomike
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vtownAL

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-14-2011 15:40:31 | More by vtownAL
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Tinker60657

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-14-2011 04:26:16 | More by Tinker60657
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-14-2011 04:13:41 | More by nmann08
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-13-2011 20:12:19 | More by jak
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vfgccp

New York

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A – Solid orange gold. Bone white head is creamy with nice retention.

S – Sweet malt, lightly floral. Tart wheat and honey as it warms.

T – Waxy herbal bitters up front. Touch of malt in the center into a dry, almost dusty finish.

M – Medium light body. Dry, lightly tart finish.

O – Surprisingly dry with a nice hop character.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 02:57:11 | More by vfgccp
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jk3

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

12-12-2011 23:19:35 | More by jk3
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2neardead

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-11-2011 21:39:11 | More by 2neardead
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j89de

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-11-2011 20:31:59 | More by j89de
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-11-2011 04:44:33 | More by CarolinaKev
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wyonono

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-10-2011 23:38:47 | More by wyonono
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OsakaRedbeard

Japan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-10-2011 14:34:31 | More by OsakaRedbeard
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ponyfizz

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-10-2011 10:53:52 | More by ponyfizz
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316nuts

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-09-2011 22:56:40 | More by 316nuts
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California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-08-2011 07:29:29 | More by kornkid8600
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mrunseen

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-05-2011 01:05:21 | More by mrunseen
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-04-2011 17:35:36 | More by mhaugo
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-03-2011 00:42:13 | More by bigred89
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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SATBMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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pperez38

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-01-2011 08:26:16 | More by pperez38
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darky

South Dakota

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-01-2011 03:33:00 | More by darky
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mcphish22

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-01-2011 02:39:44 | More by mcphish22
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-30-2011 20:32:15 | More by djrn2
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,785 ratings.