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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

2,785 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,785
Reviews: 1,463
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 65
Gots: 114 | 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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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-12-2012 10:45:59 | More by yossarian14
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wcl113

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-27-2012 02:02:21 | More by wcl113
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gnikola

Serbia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-27-2013 17:37:32 | More by gnikola
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-13-2012 04:32:11 | More by BigBry
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-30-2012 05:02:09 | More by slimntubbs
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Yoozeo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-03-2013 20:37:35 | More by Yoozeo
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NikD

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-10-2013 19:13:32 | More by NikD
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-25-2013 02:33:10 | More by Wetenkamp
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Adam5150


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

Hazy dark orange-amber with a thin white head. Citrusy and bitter aroma that appeared to be a blend of American and floral hops. Very nice, plush palate with a creamy mouthfeel, gritty hold and perfect carbonation. Bitter chocolate leads flavour, and the bitterness stretches out a long finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 17:11:47 | More by Adam5150
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sgrobben

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-28-2012 12:28:37 | More by sgrobben
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jeremy_J

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-17-2013 21:26:39 | More by jeremy_J
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Kerne

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-11-2014 23:22:02 | More by Kerne
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Berg77

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-08-2013 15:11:20 | More by Berg77
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zestd

Idaho

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-21-2014 03:16:02 | More by zestd
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nafredet1

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-18-2013 03:07:50 | More by nafredet1
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rfgetz

New Jersey

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

Pours a lightly hazed gold color, moderate cap of white bubbles, decent retention and some lacing. Scent is quite floral with an orange blossom like citrus quality, backbone is grainy malt, minimaly sweet with a faint hint of nuttyness. Taste follows scent, pleasent floral and citrus notes before a solid crackery malt backbone hit, faint touch of grain, carmel and even fainter touch of nuts. Slightly bitter and even more so when approaching room temp. Light lemony soap charachter towards the bottom of the glass. Medium bodied, carbonation in control, some lingering grainy bitterness after each sip. Solid pale ale, quite balanced with neither the hops or malt being overly powerful.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 13:19:33 | More by rfgetz
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-12-2013 00:51:18 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Eric908

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-08-2013 21:47:10 | More by Eric908
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rlf1810

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-23-2011 16:59:30 | More by rlf1810
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GreenHa

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-13-2014 19:02:08 | More by GreenHa
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erogers

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-02-2013 23:41:59 | More by erogers
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plaztikjezuz

Michigan

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

bought a bottle at world market in lansing, michigan. ($1.49 12 oz.)
pours a ligt copper with big golden sparkles of light streaming through had one finger head that quickly dropped into a haze.
the aroma is hoppy, underlaying sweetness of malt, a hint of pine.
the flavor is hopsack, bitter, carmelized malt, resinous, piney, with a lingering spice.
the mouthfeel is light but is thick enough to coat the inside of your mouth with a nice layer of carmelized malt.
this is a benchmark APA consistently great and mighty tasty, setting th standard for many a years.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2006 03:53:42 | More by plaztikjezuz
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-04-2013 03:48:46 | More by BKBassist
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-07-2012 02:35:14 | More by Troville1990
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-06-2012 22:09:22 | More by IPAchris
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,785 ratings.