Anchor Liberty Ale | Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Liberty AleAnchor Liberty Ale
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a slightly hazy light orange color with a big fluffy head that reaches three finger in height with the right glass. Carbonation bubbles are light and the head retention is at least a finger high through out the life of the ale.

The aroma is dominated with pine and citrus hops. There is a sweet and mild bread aroma that pulls through. Otherwise is aroma is mild yet to the point! that would be the hops.

The taste is balanced so well... bitter pine cone and citrus up blended perfectly with a biscuit malt that balances out near perfect.

Has a nice semi dry bitter finish. The hops linger on the palate and I would not have it any other way!

This is everything I expect and want out of an American Pale Ale. Anchor brewing has perfected this!!! I love this beer!!!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: a slightly hazy golden yellow with a half fingers worth of white head that fades to a nice film an leaves spots of lacing.

Smells: a pine note with a beautiful hop character.

Tastes: a flavor filled pale ale. with the pine and floral hop notes and a refreshing citrus finish.

Mouthfeel: this is a well carbonated ale with a little presence from the abv just below 6%

Overall: this is a wonderful ale. I enjoy the taste and price of this brew as well as the rest of my family and pretty much everyone I come across that tries this one. Great Job Anchor Brewery

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

a: golden orange in color with one finger of bright white head, great retention and good lacing.

s: bready and buttery malts up front, mild citrusy hops in there as well, not a lot of complexity but decent.

t: decent taste, starts out with some earthiness, mild sweetness mid palate, and some bitter hops at the finish. Though not multifaceted it's quite reasonable. Giving it a 3.5 because it's good but doesn't blow me away.

m: very light, subtle but well balanced, good carbonation.

o: a good pale ale, one I could easily drink a lot of though I do believe it'd be better on a fine summer day. Recommend.

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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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