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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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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

tpacek, Apr 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

buzzy, Feb 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

scottbrew4u, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

dgherm, Jul 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

bvlaminck, Jun 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

mwz5021, Jun 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

orangesol, Mar 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

IPAchris, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

KenC, Feb 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

salthemonster, Feb 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

2dogbrew, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of ShawnB
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.

ShawnB, Nov 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Honeycutt, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

abcramer, Jun 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Ryanc23, Apr 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Mudawg, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
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.

tobelerone, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

zekeman17, Jan 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

InspectorBob, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
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.

SolipsismalCat, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of MsRif
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!

MsRif, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
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.

Rifugium, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

PaBeerLover, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

ROGUE16, Nov 17, 2011
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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.

DIM, Aug 06, 2008
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Anvil Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.