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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,928 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,928
Reviews: 1,478
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 69
Gots: 160 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

oldglory78, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy orange w/ one finger white head and some lace. A good aroma of citric hops and a mix of sweet and bready malts. Medium-bodied and smooth, passes over quite tasty from sweet malts and a good range of fruit flavors. The hops not only give it that fruity tasty but lend themselves to a dry finish, which is a great balance for this beer. An easy drinking ale that I could have anytime.

clayrock81, May 27, 2009
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

AJD1201, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

MikeH210, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

omgitsleo, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Viceroy, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

maddog4never, Oct 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

peteramullen, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of dippy
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice copper orange with a finger of white, rocky head on top.

Nice citrusy hop smell up front and in your face. You can smell some sweetness in the background.

Nice piney citrus but not abrasive hops in the brew. They are mellowed by the brew. Great balance.

I could drink this brew all day and all night. It belongs in dive bars and five star restaurants alike.

dippy, Mar 18, 2008
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

MIrvine, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Drew966
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Anchor Liberty Ale pours a light copper color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The hops are noticeable up front in the aroma, fading into a caramel malt. Piney hops jump out first in the flavor, there are some citrus notes too. The malt is in the background here. A very tasty ale, recommeded.

Drew966, May 08, 2007
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

UncleAddie, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Whiskeydeez, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Exeter, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

mlklein27, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Ginepiece, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

HairyToeKnuckles, Dec 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ElGallo, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ipcolling, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

IanSpindler, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Wortman1998, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

larbush, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Pacioli1445, Dec 22, 2013
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,928 ratings.