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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

2,952 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,952
Reviews: 1,481
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 69
Gots: 165 | 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%

optimator705, Dec 13, 2013
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InfernoBoss, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

aty11b, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

crwrunner, Aug 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

brokentee, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very flavorful with the hops hitting you right away. The taste was a complex as the aroma that finished off with a dry bitterness. Great copper color with a hugge white head that quickly vanished.

Reverand, Jul 09, 2002
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

aleslover, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Ciocanelu, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

RyanOooh, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky unfiltered pale yellow/orange color with a small creamy white head. Aroma is light with citrusy hops dominating. Taste starts out with a floral sweetness and hints of citrus that is followed by citrusy hops that finish out the taste. This is a wonderful APA that I recommend to anyone to try. This has enough hops to keep hopheads happy but not too much for those who do not care for brews that are dominated by their presence.

cjgator3, Jun 18, 2006
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

bras1977, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

cliff1066, Dec 17, 2012
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Corkpuller, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden amber, two finger frothy white head that leave a bunch of lacing on the glass. Really floral hops on the nose, orange blossom, pine, citrus. Flavor follows suit with a nice bit of body. Not overly sweet or big, but there is plenty there to back up the hops. More than anything, this beer is really balanced and one that I could come back to again.

BeerAmbassador, Jul 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

tabascosigned, Mar 29, 2014
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grahuba, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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vtjg, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ODB (Ol' Dirty Bastard, hell yeah!) Date Code. Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a two finger bone white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, citrus, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, caramel, and citrus hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Very nicely balanced flavor going on here. Good aroma as well. Glad that this one is readily available in my area. Definitely a must try even if you aren't trying to tick the Beer Hall of Fame list...

thagr81us, Apr 28, 2011
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,952 ratings.