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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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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
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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3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
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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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A – Solid orange gold. Bone white head is creamy with nice retention.

S – Sweet malt, lightly floral. Tart wheat and honey as it warms.

T – Waxy herbal bitters up front. Touch of malt in the center into a dry, almost dusty finish.

M – Medium light body. Dry, lightly tart finish.

O – Surprisingly dry with a nice hop character.

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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,468 ratings
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