Liberty IPA | Anchor Brewing Company

Liberty IPALiberty IPA
BA SCORE
3.78/5
71 Ratings
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: Rotating

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
Ranking:
#20,210
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
71
pDev:
8.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vikinggary28
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into chilled glass mug. Colour is amber/copper with a off white head and some sticky lacing. Smells of mild hops and a little biscuity malt. Taste of mild hops and a malt backbone with a hint of citrus. Good mouthfeel. Nothing overpowering. Prost!

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanex
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GaryColeman
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plaid75
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Elcervecero. In Teku glass. Playing Planet of Mubu. Delicious and fresh caramel sweetness, with just the adequate level of strong bitterness but without much hoppyness. May not be fresh? Still great and repeatable.

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Photo of leslie91
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent but somehow underwhelming.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elNopalero
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This pours a light tan gold color with a great foam cap and a big bouquet. Very green in aroma, fresh and vibrant. I get a lot of pine aroma and some hints of lemon pledge on the back. A touch of biscuit malt with a thin finish. A mixed bag to be honest.

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Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a sturdy semi-dark burnt orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Sly amount of messy lace.
The aroma had some bittersweet piney hops up front rolling over some earthy hops and then a smooth caramel/toffee malt base entered in fine.
The flavor was somewhat sweet, malty sweet, that is to try and coincide with the piney and earthy hops. Nice lingering aftertaste of the malts and hops.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty nice as an AIPA, one that I could come back to.

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Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a small chalice: color is copper, a bit hazy, head is off white/light tan, with fine to small bubbles, head presents at least 1/2 inch thick and lingers very well with very good lacing.

Smell is light caramel, some toast, light citrus and hint of pine from the hops; simple yet enticing.

Taste is solid: good malt backbone - not sweet, not caramely but enough to balance to moderate hoppiness; hops are similar to the aroma - light citrus, mainly lemon like, herbal and piney hops. Clean and solid flavors.

Mouthfeel is moderate, carbonation is near perfect, no lingering cloying sweetness or overbitterness, just a hint of dryness.

Overall - a very good malty leaning IPA. Very subtle differences between this and Go West IPA but I might prefer this as a beer to try again/on draft.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Goofster
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Almost clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma is citrusy, sweet with tangerine and blood orange notes. Taste is quite balanced. Hoppy but sweetish, citrusy with a light bitterness on the finish. Medium to light bodied, medium carbonation. Decent but somehow underwhelming.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Liberty IPA from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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