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Anvil Ale - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Anvil Ale
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 2
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2002

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
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Photo of ShanePB
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This rating is for the cask version served at Iron Hill Lancaster.

Photo of danlib21
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vidovich520
4.69/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Creamy but still medium bodied. Nice balance between malt beginning and floral finish. Highly recommend.

Photo of tpacek
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of dgherm
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bvlaminck
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of mwz5021
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of IPAchris
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of KenC
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of salthemonster
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ShawnB
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of Honeycutt
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of abcramer
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Ryanc23
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Mudawg
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of tobelerone
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Photo of zekeman17
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Photo of MsRif
3.65/5  rDev 0%
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!

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Anvil Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.