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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Liberty AleAnchor Liberty Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,828 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,828
Reviews: 1,465
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 66
Gots: 133 | 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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blastoderm55

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-02-2014 02:32:03 | More by blastoderm55
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-31-2012 02:00:03 | More by Zaphog
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Plonk

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-29-2013 18:11:57 | More by Plonk
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pin

Australia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-31-2014 02:41:13 | More by pin
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BrawnyCotton

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-02-2013 14:51:07 | More by BrawnyCotton
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-15-2012 18:12:48 | More by JohneHoodlum
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-10-2012 16:57:30 | More by HopBrain
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tviz33

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-30-2014 03:14:39 | More by tviz33
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CharmCityTerp

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-08-2012 20:22:42 | More by CharmCityTerp
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patre_tim

China

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-28-2014 02:01:22 | More by patre_tim
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-02-2012 20:40:48 | More by Caudalie
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mrunseen

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-05-2011 01:05:21 | More by mrunseen
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pinksyllibus

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-12-2014 21:39:35 | More by pinksyllibus
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jkn09

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-27-2014 03:45:24 | More by jkn09
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shawnohall

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-14-2013 06:24:27 | More by shawnohall
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Snagged this one off halftime beverage. I checked the code and it was bottled in September.

A - Hazy bright orange yellow with a full half inch of sticky white head. Lacing and body looks nice for under 6%

S - Smells like a hopped up pale to me soft gram cracker malt accompanied but some grapefruit and pine needle bitterness.

T - Quite bright and refreshing for almost two months old. I found it to be more session able than most hopped up pales with bright yet soft peachy and grapefruit hops and the sweet cracker balance. It didn't quite bitter your tongue or stick to your palate but it was enjoyable.

M - Light to medium, crisp, hoppy, delicious.

Overall expecting just a run of the mill IPA I was impressed with both the smoothness of the beer and the great aromatics/flavor of the hop profile. Only problem is I can't find this around my area fresh to pick it up by the sixer. Someday...

12-21-2012 19:29:02 | More by DrDemento456
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Modernrickk

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-08-2014 13:49:59 | More by Modernrickk
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Pegasus

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Slightly hazy brassy golden color with a thick snow-white head and slight carbonation. Bitter citrus hops and pine sap scents are very prominent in the aroma, some hints of malt as well. Taste begins with sweet malt and honey notes with a whisper of carbonation, midway through the taste bitter hops asset themselves and linger at the back of the mouth long after the finish. Very smooth mouthfeel with a dry finish. Anchor Liberty Ale is what all pale ales aspire to be.

11-02-2002 17:34:40 | More by Pegasus
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Mr_Rocca

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-17-2013 03:01:07 | More by Mr_Rocca
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Buller38

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

I decided to serve this baby in a traditional pint glass. I loved the aroma that was rushing out of the top of the bottle. With a perfectly poured pint, as well as you can from the bottle, the color and smells hit me immediately. I loved what hit my nose and immediately recalled bananas.

As the smell of bananas lingered in my mouth, I could feel how the subtle texture of banana pudding crept down my tongue and into my gullet. I really enjoyed this beer because of the smell, taste, and appearance that I experienced.

I would recommend this beer to anyone who appreciates a finely crafted and brewed libation.

This is the first time I have started tracking my beers on BA. I typically do it on untappd.

10-31-2013 00:29:13 | More by Buller38
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rdub

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-29-2013 04:46:10 | More by rdub
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mdlb44

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-02-2014 02:43:58 | More by mdlb44
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-16-2014 18:16:34 | More by gonzo000
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ggregkwt

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-07-2013 21:28:02 | More by ggregkwt
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jbone78

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Had this a ton of times, might be my favorite if the Anchors. Pours a hazy pale color with nice frothy head that leaves great lacing on the glass. Tastes slightly sweet up front and lingers into a tad bit of bitterness. No real aftertaste, but does have a nice malt finish.

03-05-2010 23:16:13 | More by jbone78
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,828 ratings.