Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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3,009 Ratings
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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Photo of Gajo74
4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cross between a straw yellow and orange and clear liquid. Fingernail length head dissipates into a thin white lace on the rim of the glass. Aroma is citric, honey, malty sweet and chocolate. Taste is malty sweet with slight hop and bready aftertaste. Taste also has hints of citrus flavors such as orange rind and lemony flavors. Nice carbonation, not so high, but still tickles the tongue. Low to medium body and slightly syrupy and viscous towards the end. Anchor Brewing Company is one of my favorite breweries. They do not disappoint with this one.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Pours light amber with a white head, it's a light bodied beer with a moderate amount of carbonation. Smell is earthy and floral hops and caramel maltiness. Not very bitter to the taste, there's some citrus hops and sweet and pale malts. This beer finds a nice balance, but is not at all unique, although it isn't trying to be.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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smooth, nice hop taste, solid and great for one hop

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