Anchor Liberty Ale | Anchor Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
3,449 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
Ratings:
3,449
Reviews:
1,575
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
442
For Trade:
0
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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep, copper brass with golden highlights. Smell was a blend of Meyer lemon, papaya and Tahitian iris.

Taste was a pleasant hop overtone with pine accents. Finish was clean like a Alaskan moss field. Some biscuit and English muffin with butter and honey.

Carbonation was gentle - not overpowering or oppressive

Overall I really enjoyed this ale - much better than Anchor Steam beer.

If you enjoy a balanced pale ale you'll like this one too

Two thumbs up with a high five

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazy, vibrant, yellow-gold coloring with a sparse film covering the surface. Slow, steady carbonation bubbling throughout the beer. Aromas are flowery and citrus sweet, with a subtle hops presence in the background. Flavors are light and effervescent, with grapefruit and blood orange citrus sweet flavors, and a mild, dry hops profile that cleans up the palate. The malty representation is mild, with a slight, full body sweetness in the backbone of the brew. The aftertaste is slightly roasted, with the citrus sweet blend taking the biggest space on the palate. Good, clean, slightly drying finish, with the hops bitters and citrus tart both doing their part to clear the palate. Great beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-CLOUDT ORANGE COLOR WITH A VER SLIGHT HEAD THAT LASTS.

S-CITUS AND ANISE. HOP BITTERNESS.

T-HOP BITTERNESS WITH A TOUCH ORF ORANGE FLAVOR. ANISE ON THE CLEAN FINISH.

M- GOOD BODY AND CARBONATION. THE FLAVORS LINGER LONG AFTER FINISHING A SIP.

O- ANOTHER SOLID ANCHOR OFFERING, A REAL AMERICAN PALE ALE, NO DOUBT.

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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 3,449 ratings.
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