Anchor Liberty Ale | Anchor Brewing Company

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The champagne-like bubbles, distinctive hop bouquet, and balanced character of Liberty Ale® revives centuries-old ale brewing traditions that are now more relevant than ever. First introduced in 1975, Liberty Ale® is brewed strictly according to traditional craft brewing methods, and uses only natural ingredients — pale malted barley, fresh whole-cone Cascade hops and a special top-fermenting yeast, and water.

The yeast used during fermentation produces many of Liberty Ale's subtle flavors and characteristics. A natural process called "bunging" creates gentle carbonation, and the practice of dry hopping (adding fresh hops to the brew during aging), revived by Anchor, creates its unique aroma.

Liberty Ale® was first brewed to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere’s historic ride. As the first modern American IPA brewed after prohibition and the first modern American single-hop ale and dry-hopped ale, Anchor’s Liberty Ale® is the original craft brewed ale and the historic beer that started a revolution.

Added by kbub6f on 11-18-2000

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pDev:
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3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
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3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A slightly cloudy deep golden orange pour with 1-2 finger off white head. Smell is mildly citrus, bit of bready malt, little bit of pine. Taste is of orange - bittersweet - bit of caramel and pine. Well balanced - smooth clean mouthfeel with slight bitter finish. Very good old school IPA.

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3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
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Pours golden clear with white foamy head. Clean and true old school crafty IPA with good hop to malt balance.

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3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
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Pours a foggy orange with one finger of white head. Aroma is herbal, pine, and resin with a malty biscuit backbone. Flavor profile is herbal, pine, and resin with biscuit, and earthy malts. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a pleasant velvety texture. Overall, an old school IPA, and it shows.

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

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