Liberty IPA | Anchor Brewing Company

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3.77/5
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85 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:
#23,479
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
85
pDev:
8.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of imperialking
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy, bright amber body; rocky, sticky white head; lots of crystallized foam along the inner portion of the glass. Mostly heavy, sweet malt aroma. Mild cereal grain sweetness; esters; balanced hop bitterness throughout. Primarily heavy body; dense and creamy; mostly dry finish.

This beer seems like a solid, classic IPA. It is subtly balanced and is neither a west coast hop bomb nor a newer hazy IPA in nature. It's more malt-forward than anything. The hops deliver mostly a bittering quality to the beer and don't give much to the aroma. Old-school in character, approachable and delightful.

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Photo of detgfrsh
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz bottle. Cloudy orange with a finger of white head. Citrus smell. Medium feel. Tastes of citrus and biscuit, a little bit sour at the end. Having tried both, I think the original Liberty Ale is better.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: pours gold to amber permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles that refresh a 2" off-white foam blanket with fair to good retention

S: some earthiness and citrus on the nose with strong tangerine notes supported by bread crumb

T: Mildly sweet fruit and biscuit lead the flavors balanced by a moderate bitterness that helps dry the beer on the finish

F: medium body and carbonation with a slight grainy astringency

O: full flavored and easy to drink

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Photo of bubseymour
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Perfect IPA in a glass, 2 finger head and dare I say its somewhere between hazy and NEIPA in appearance. IMO a perfect look.

Aroma is all malts and something hoppy (earthy?). Not quite sure, not the best aroma. Interesting taste. So kinda juicy, malty and not very bitter at all. Cascade hops are a nice throwback. Soft mouthfeel and plenty of body and richness for 6.3%. Recommend and a great change of pace from NEIPAs.

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Photo of donspublic
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from tap into shaker, 1 finger cream colored head, good retention and lacing. Slightly hazy golden in the glass. Simple citrus and pine on the nose. Sweet malt on the front with citrus and pine following good solid bitterness with a lingering pineapple. Nice mouthfeel, good solid drinking IPA.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Arseel
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rorjets
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of desint
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ned57
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought a single bottle $1.79 Don Quijote
Floral hop smell
Hazy golden orange color
Medium-light mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Bitter, slightly sour taste
Overall nothing impressive about it. Glad I only bought a single of it. Lots of better beers at a lower price. Would not buy again.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vikinggary28
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
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 -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanex
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GaryColeman
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plaid75
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
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 -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent but somehow underwhelming.

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Liberty IPA from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 85 ratings