Anchor Liberty Ale | Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Liberty AleAnchor Liberty Ale
BA SCORE
72.5%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 3,457 ratings
Anchor Liberty AleAnchor Liberty Ale
BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,392
Reviews:
1,577
Ratings:
3,457
Liked:
2,507
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
11.6%
Alströms:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
449
Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Color is Pale golden. Hazy. More than a finger thick off white colored head with excellent retention. Awesome lacing. A few bubbles. Translucent.

Aroma is of very faint malts and hops. Would have never considered this as an IPA. Strength is faint to moderate.

Flavor is of very little hop bitterness and a lot of malt body. Green, earthy and slightly herbal hops.

Mouth feel is medium light. Moderate carbonation.

Not an IPA to me. Or is it too old?

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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 72.5% out of 100 with 3,457 ratings
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