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Anchor Liberty Ale | Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Liberty AleAnchor Liberty Ale

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States

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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3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden-copper colour with a two-finger marshmallow-like bubbly foam head.

S: Bread-like malts, tropical hints (pineapple & banana), butterscotch, and spice (nutmeg).

T: Baked bread-like malts, mineral barley quality, tropical elements, pronounced bitter floral notes, and spice. Very well balanced and generally quite smooth.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Adequate oily texture with a pleasing lingering bitterness.

D: Nicely balanced and smooth ale. Glad I tried this, and I would recommend this for malt/barley-forward ale fans.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled served in a pint glass

A - Light golden with 1 finger white head with minimal lacing and moderate head retention

S - Floral hops and grain.

T - Malt sweetness with a lot of grain followed by a nice hop bouquet of floral notes and grapefruit with a dry finish.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation.

O - A grandfather of many a great APA but so many have exceeded this one.

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Photo of BillH200174
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold on light amber with medium large creamy , frothy head. Flowery light herbal hop aroma with slight citric and honey character. The malty sweetness is in the front, with a nice bitter, hoppy finish with still more malty sweetness in the background.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange golden color. Nice colar of head left on top of the beer with ncie lacing left hind.

S: Some citrus hops and nice caramel and bready malts.

T: Nice grapefruity hops up front and followed up by some nice malts and caramel with some good yeat flavors.

M: Medium bodies, dry and bottner finish.

O: Decent pale ale. worth a try, tasty apa.

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Photo of Topher78
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours a golden color, leaving a fingers worth of a white head and decent lacing. The aroma is has a slight citrus note to it with hints of malt and yeast esters. The taste has a slight bitterness to it on the front of the tongue and a malty sweetness at the back. Nice medium mouth feel

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,466 ratings
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