Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,009 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,009
Reviews: 1,485
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 71
Gots: 183 | FT: 1
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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Poured a light golden color in a Spiegelgau IPA glass.

Nice aroma: very piney, resinous.

The mouth feel is not over carbonated- very pleasant and different than a lot of IPAs.

Taste- mostly pine and very resinous. There is a slight citrus-floral character.

Overall- a very fine IPA. The whole hops give it a bright piney character. Often the bitterness in IPAs overshadow the taste- not this beer. It's pleasant to drink.

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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,009 ratings.