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Anchor IPA | Anchor Brewing Company

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3.62/5
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1,159 Ratings
Anchor IPAAnchor IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States
anchorbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Anchor IPA™ is made with 2-row barley malt and fresh whole-cone hops, its bright amber color, distinctively complex aroma, spiky bitterness, malty depth, and clean finish unite to create a uniquely flavorful, memorable, and timeless craft IPA.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,305
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
1,159
pDev:
11.88%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
365
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,159 |  Reviews: 205
Photo of casapy
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
2.83/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Unknown vintage; drank 10/6/15 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dark orange rust appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE eggshell head (careful pouring!); a frothy curtain of lace.

Burnt corn, caramel & faint orange citrus notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Burnt corn & caramel flavors up front; grapefruit bite on the finish. Pickle notes emerged as this warmed.

Drinkable, but just barely. Really old I hope?

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeenTired
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpaulreese
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SargeC
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMcGirr
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a foggy copper-orange with a finger of off-white foamy head that retains rather well. Aroma is old school, classic IPA, hitting notes of resin, pine, herbal, and dank hops. It has a slight bitterness at the edge. Flavor profile is a syrupy display of hops - herbal, resin, pine, dank, and light floral to be more precise. While hops are the name of the game here, biscuit and bread malts form a firm, but light, foundation for the hops. Mouth feel carries this beer well, delivering a velvety texture that nears on crisp, either way - it's refreshing. It has a medium consistency. Overall, old school, legacy hops are abundant in this flavorful, focused IPA.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of Half-full
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXMRTN
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of breardon1776
4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Crisp and delish. California common meets IPA. Not hoppy like it sister IPAs. Goes down smooth.

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Photo of RickStalzer
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopdini
4.92/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The unique "steam" flagship meets west coast ipa. This beer is one of my all-time favorites!

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Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DutchGermanguy
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a stiff burnt orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that dissipated effectively quick to leave some moderate lace running here and there in a messy sort of way.
The aroma had some earthy, floral to grassy hops playing with some bitter and semi-spicy levels and allowing a delicate clean biscuit malt bill to come in and delve into the balance fairly nice.
The flavor was built upon the blend of that stiff bitter to earthy hoppy edge to grab those malts and pull together fairly nice. Aftertaste was somewhat malty but having a weird sort of fulfilling earthy to floral hoppiness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a nice cherishing sort of sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good, somewhat low, but unyielding. ABV felt as projected. Nice earthy to floral and malty sort of finish.
Overall, almost seemed like a blend of an English IPA and an American IPA to me. I can see it and would be willing to have again.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From Decervecitas. In Teku glass. Playing 12 Labours of Hercules 4. Original profile with reminiscences to their liberty ale with much stronger old-world bitterness.Caramel, orange, musty, nutty. Some flowers

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Photo of h4ger
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
4.58/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrfrancis
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Anchor IPA from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 1,159 ratings