Liberty IPA | Anchor Brewing Company

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43 Ratings
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Liberty IPALiberty IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Liberty IPA is our reimagining of craft-brew classic Liberty Ale, envisioned through the lens of today's IPAs. We first brewed Liberty Ale in 1975, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere's midnight ride. This revolutionary forerunner of the modern IPA introduced America to the Cascade hop and the nearly lost art of dry-hopping. Like it's processor, Liberty IPA is made with two-row pale malt and Cascade hops. It is the combination of Cascade with new hop varieties - in both brewhouse and cellar - that creates the mouthwatering complex and robust aromas of pine and citrus in this crisp, American-style IPA. The label, like Liberty Ale's, features a bald eagle, whose symbolism runs deep for all Americans including Native Americans. "A very great vision is needed," thought Crazy Horse, and the one "who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky."

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 01-01-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
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1
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Photo of 2GOOFY
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nrod
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Octoberist
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karenremom
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of clake
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottfrie
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle.

A: Pours a clear, crisp, golden with two fingers of greasy off-white head that faded into a dense film and thick frothy collar. Sheets of rocky lace left down the glass.
S: Fresh bouquet of citrus dominates the nose with toasted breast crust malt under tones. I get hints of sweet tangerine nectar and tropical fruits as well.
T: Follows the nose with sweet and fruity tropical and citrus hops with just a hint of bready malt and crisp grains. Hint of toast mixed with the sweet, fruity, sugary, hop flavors in the finish, and there's a lightly bitter citrus quality to the aftertaste. Slight hint of tobacco leaf as the beer warms.
M: Medium body, soft and fluffy carbonation, smooth and slightly sticky mouthfeel with a moderate drying finish. Characteristic Anchor yeast flavor, earthy and peppery.
O: Easy to drink, rich and flavorful fresh IPA. I hope this gets added to their regular lineup.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MickeyHops
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billolick
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, couldnt find any bottling date or other freshness info

Typical almond amber look to this one...a bit hazy, minor light khaki cap and strands of lacing

Resiny hop nose

Nice tasting, old school IPA, some resin, some pine...quant

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Photo of jzlyo
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is citrus/fruit, Cascade hops and very light earthiness. The flavor is hops, malts, fruit/citrus, Anchor's proprietary yeast and a tart/dry/mildly bitter finish.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a nice yellow color, nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, yeasty, with some citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, citrusy. Medium body, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Colin32
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of G_Shoe
2.32/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mojohawk21
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light copper to gold in color with good clarity. There's a half inch of creamy bright white resting on top. The nose is a light dose of citrus hops and light malt. The taste is a mixture of citrus and piney hops but is definitely aligned very evenly with the light malt. The mouth is lightly chalky and a there's a light prickling sensation from the hops.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like this old school ipa. Comes in that good hearty gold color with brilliant clarity throughout, solid 4/5" white head on top. Nose is that grapefruit kind of Cascade familiarity.

Good toasted pale malts here, a little woody, heavier caramel and toffee like malt thing going on here, far from a super dry west coast ipa. In many ways, its a nice simple throwback. Cascade hops have good shelf life, these are fine to drink 180 days after bottling, unlike some proprietary hopped beers that fall off fast. Well carbonated, bitterness in the 55 ibu range I would guess.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours deep golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head, nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and some fruit. Body is full and crisp. Piney, citrusy hops dominate the palate with bready malt and ripe fruit in the background. Finish is long and hoppy. Good brew.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nodder
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A fairly nominal IPA with a very clean nose; slight soapiness in the flavor profile, a touch of lemon rind here and there, some basic pale malts base, and the freshness of what I assume to be Cascade. Carbonation was good, felt light and minimal resins. Drinkable, not great.

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Liberty IPA from Anchor Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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