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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

2,975 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,975
Reviews: 1,483
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 70
Gots: 172 | 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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3/5  rDev -22.9%

mrn1ceguy, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of BrewChatKen
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Pours light amber with a white head, it's a light bodied beer with a moderate amount of carbonation. Smell is earthy and floral hops and caramel maltiness. Not very bitter to the taste, there's some citrus hops and sweet and pale malts. This beer finds a nice balance, but is not at all unique, although it isn't trying to be.

BrewChatKen, Oct 28, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +10.5%

FreshButterbeer, Oct 28, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -1%

DrkLgr, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BradleyR, Oct 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

NJB145, Oct 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

pisano, Oct 27, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

wethorseblanket, Oct 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

scooterbrewski, Oct 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

timboflop, Oct 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Anatole, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

bigbutter, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of moundbz
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

smooth, nice hop taste, solid and great for one hop

moundbz, Oct 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

SpasmWaiter, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Prospero, Oct 25, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

Wingsofazreal, Oct 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

R11415, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of HipCzech
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Bright, very pale golden color with slight haze. Tall, frothy, bubbly white head, slowly recedes with a little lacing.

Smell: Full but balanced caramel malt with citrus hops and some earthy minerality and fruity esters.

Taste: Flavors continue from the nose: smooth malt base, biscuits, slight honey sweetness, and fruity notes; citrus and peppery hops. Bitterness is present throughout but somehow remains gentle.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body and carbonation.

Overall: Just enough hops and malt without overdoing either; a solid, balanced American ale.

HipCzech, Oct 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

nightsky, Oct 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Skud, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of titty_mcbitty
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

A: Golden and light. White head.

S: Fresh hops.

T: Wet hops and citrus. Also nice maltiness and caramel. Unique almost like the steam but more hops.

M: Light and crisp.

O: Always a good classic.

titty_mcbitty, Oct 21, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +14.1%

Drwpiersonindy, Oct 21, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -1%

APH, Oct 20, 2014
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,975 ratings.