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Anvil Ale - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Anvil Ale
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Medium-bodied and copper-colored English-style best bitter with a noticeable malt flavor. Finishes with a hop bitterness and floral hop flavor.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2002)
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tpacek

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-30-2014 21:12:11 | More by tpacek
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-15-2014 15:22:55 | More by buzzy
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-10-2013 05:29:42 | More by scottbrew4u
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-31-2013 15:06:12 | More by dgherm
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bvlaminck

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-09-2013 20:27:50 | More by bvlaminck
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mwz5021

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

06-06-2013 17:54:48 | More by mwz5021
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-06-2013 18:45:04 | More by orangesol
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

02-18-2013 14:39:00 | More by IPAchris
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KenC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-02-2013 20:09:15 | More by KenC
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-01-2013 00:54:30 | More by salthemonster
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-06-2013 00:06:48 | More by 2dogbrew
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ShawnB

District of Columbia

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap.

The beer looked inviting, with minimal head but a nice reddish-golden color.

It smelled just as inviting. A subtle bitter, hoppy smell that didn't overwhelm, but was simply pleasant.

The taste, unfortunately, was just average. My first impression was that it tasted watered down, but the aftertaste was a bit stronger and very nice.

The mouthfeel was the same: watery and light.

All in all a nice beer, but nothing special. Tasted more like a macro than some macros.

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2012 02:58:16 | More by ShawnB
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Honeycutt

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-13-2012 03:18:53 | More by Honeycutt
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-03-2012 03:17:56 | More by abcramer
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Ryanc23


3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-30-2012 16:53:04 | More by Ryanc23
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-20-2012 14:10:36 | More by Mudawg
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

App: very clear, dark gold/copper color, average-sized head with decent retention and lacing.

Smell: Clean and simple, light floral aroma, bready malt.

Taste: Mild floral hops and grainy, generic caramel malt; both mildly sweet and bitter.

Mf: Medium carbonation and body; fairly crisp, dry and clean. A light bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

Overall: Easy drinking, kinda boring and forgettable. Yes, it’s a session beer, but it’s a bit dull and simplistic for me.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2012 04:11:27 | More by tobelerone
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-23-2012 17:31:41 | More by zekeman17
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-02-2012 01:09:31 | More by InspectorBob
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

A: Clear orange-tinted amber color with one-finger, white head that diminished slowly. Fantastic lacing.

S: Mild malty aroma.

T: Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Very toasted flavor that lingered for a while. The hops complement the toast nicely.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O: This is a great session beer. Good to have for lunch at Iron Hill. Will drink again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2012 22:02:09 | More by SolipsismalCat
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Iron Hill in Media, PA. Poured a hazy orange-yellow color with a thin head that mostly receded, leaving only a ring of bubbles throughout the session. Had an aroma of wheat, citrus, spices and sweet malts. Taste followed the nose with additional notes of earthiness and grass. Complex and well-balanced.

Medium-bodied with light carbonation. Very sessionable...a good brew to start the evening with!

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2011 23:51:00 | More by MsRif
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Iron Hill, Media, PA

Poured a crystal clear copper-amber color with a small lacy head that fades to a thin layer of stray bubbles. Not much in the aroma: faint scents of caramel, grains, and light hops. Very pleasant taste of caramel, toasted bread, apple skin, and mild, floral hops. Smooth and light in the mouthfeel, with a nice low ABV for extra easy drinkability. Very nice and highly sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2011 14:17:57 | More by Rifugium
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-09-2011 21:53:39 | More by PaBeerLover
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-17-2011 07:46:50 | More by ROGUE16
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a cloudy caramel color. It was served to me with a thin, short lived, soapy head.

s: Mild aromas of lemon zest, sweet toffee, and a little pepper.

t: What a pleasant surprise! This was moderately sweet upfront with flavors of toffee and biscuits. The finish is grassy, herbal and lemony. The aftertaste is the best part of this, super fresh, floral, and citric.

m: Pretty spot-on for a low ABV casked ale. Gentle carbonation and a medium body.

d: I liked this more than I thought I would, I'll certainly be back for more.

Serving type: cask

08-06-2008 10:41:21 | More by DIM
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Anvil Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.