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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,781 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,781
Reviews: 1,463
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 64
Gots: 111 | 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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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-15-2014 17:59:09 | More by ArrogantPrick
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HarryPotHead

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-23-2014 20:53:34 | More by HarryPotHead
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OgreSanchez

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-28-2013 00:23:25 | More by OgreSanchez
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-21-2013 23:49:56 | More by SonOfKyuss
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priwen

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-15-2012 17:25:15 | More by priwen
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DrewSnyc667

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Rogue Tap Room in SF, CA

A - Hazy tangerine orange, fluffy white head, nice sticky lacing
S - Sweet honeysuckle, bitter skunky and oily hopes
T - Fruity citrus sweetness cut with super oily west coast hops
M - Pretty balanced here, carbonation is nice and tight
O - Maybe a bit mild for true hop heads, but the complex malt profile is really something

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 01:25:08 | More by DrewSnyc667
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BeerArchivist

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-18-2011 06:11:27 | More by BeerArchivist
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donbet69

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-23-2014 16:37:24 | More by donbet69
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-11-2012 05:32:50 | More by JeffTheJuice
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gory4d

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-14-2013 02:41:30 | More by gory4d
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Scooter77

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is yet another exceptional beer from the Anchor brewery. Pours a clear amber/copper color with a medium sized rocky head that retains itself for the duration, leaving a light lace on the glass. The aroma is full of cascade hops, citrus peel, and just a hint of raisins. Taste is extremely hoppy intermixed with some citrus flavor, possibly grapefruit. The mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. This is definitely a great session beer that can be enjoyed any day of the year.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2003 04:48:15 | More by Scooter77
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Fernando_Bastos

Brazil

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-06-2014 20:15:05 | More by Fernando_Bastos
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-10-2014 18:19:40 | More by drummermattie02
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-18-2013 00:19:11 | More by jwps214
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SeanRedd

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

America...Fuck Yea, back at it bitch, the red white and blue delivers the goods in true English style. A scientific approach to balancing hops and malt. The aroma was faint but compensated with clear, healthy body, lacing, and head. Apricot malt base to bitter tea hop bite. Excellent collaboration by both competing parties to create a light body ESB? An English mild on steroids? Who cares, a perfect example of what is possible if the foundation for a marriage is grounded. This couple of hops and malt are in it for the long run, with the malt being a bit of the bitch in this case. Refreshing, sessionable, braggable. What, what?!

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2009 21:42:56 | More by SeanRedd
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manguero


4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-04-2012 20:39:36 | More by manguero
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bootsandbeer

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-30-2012 01:05:07 | More by bootsandbeer
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-31-2011 16:16:04 | More by FrankShirley
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SATBMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-02-2011 00:06:07 | More by SATBMan
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-09-2013 22:29:19 | More by ridgeline23
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outsider

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-27-2012 23:20:38 | More by outsider
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crhensel

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass (6/17/10)

Poured a cloudy amber color with a creamy head that lasted the whole glass. Nose was of straw and grass with a hint of some citrus fruits. The taste was surprisingly a little sweet, but with a nice afterbite of hoppy bitters to give it a nice crisp finish. Overall I have always enjoyed this beer and style and was not disappointed. Very refreshing on a hot summer night.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 17:23:35 | More by crhensel
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-08-2013 03:45:35 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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AMCimpi

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-08-2014 13:44:21 | More by AMCimpi
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Seanibus

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Refreshing, light and tasty. Pours a hazy golden with a medium head. The aroma is tasty, with a little bite of wheat and an overripe flower edge from the hops. The flavor is light and toasty, with a bready malt backbone and a gentle but distinct piny and flowery hop note over top. The mouthfeel is rich and filling with a piny sting on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 02:27:55 | More by Seanibus
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,781 ratings.