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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Liberty AleAnchor Liberty Ale

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very good

3,073 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,073
Reviews: 1,497
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 74
Gots: 227 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-18-2000

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.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear orange-amber color. Nice white head with decent lacing.

Smell: A nice blend of hops, citrus, and floral aromas.

Taste: Grains, malts, and hops up front. A bit fruity and then floral at the finish. Aftertaste is a bit hoppy and buttery.

Mouthfeel: Generally light-bodied, with light carbonation. Mostly smooth, but a bit of grainyness that fits.

Drinkability: Nice ABV, works pretty good as a session beer.

A nice offering from Anchor. This is closer to an English pale ale, in that the hops aren't so strong, etc. Like most Anchor beers this is a bit pricey, so I won't get it too often. But it is an enjoyable one and I'll be getting it again in the future.

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

A: amber yellow with generous white foamy head

S: piney and citrusy with a nice spicey hoppiness

T: warmish sweet malts mixing with fruity and slightly piney flavores

M: not too this not too watery, with just the right amount of carbonation

D: i love the artwork on the bottle and the beer goes own pretty smooth as well

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A - Poured a copper color with a white head that leaves lacing

S - Is of citrus hops has a good smell to it

T - Has a good citrus hop taste thats a little more mild than the other APAs I been drinking lately

M - To me it felt a little light with lighter carbonation to it

D - I think that this would be a very good beer to get people to like hops with a gateway beer to IPAs it has a good taste thats sessionable worth trying

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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 3,073 ratings.