Anvil Ale | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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49 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States
ironhillbrewery.com

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Medium-bodied and copper-colored English-style best bitter with a noticeable malt flavor. Finishes with a hop bitterness and floral hop flavor.

30 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
2
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of harryhops
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this on tap at Iron Hill in Lancaster served chlled in a pint.

The color is very nice translucent copper with gradually receding almost white head with tiny bead and retention is great with lace that sticks. The smell is slightly fruity yeast ester followed by a hop aroma with mild malt smell -aroma is subtle overall. The feel is decent with ordinary bitter, very light yeast and slight diacetyl with medium high carbonation and slight toasted malt texture with mostly dry /bitter finish with a bready quality.

The taste is very nicely balanced with hops and a bit more hop forward than malt with slight dry and roasted flavor in middle with slight yeast in the back and dried fruitiness with herbal hop taste continuing into the bready yet toasted type finish. Overall I think this is a very good ale, not overly bitter -not outstanding but solid could use more English yeast character but hop balance makes up for that -quality sessionable English style.

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Photo of dbaraniak
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShanePB
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This rating is for the cask version served at Iron Hill Lancaster.

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Photo of danlib21
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vidovich520
4.69/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Creamy but still medium bodied. Nice balance between malt beginning and floral finish. Highly recommend.

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Photo of tpacek
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of dgherm
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bvlaminck
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of mwz5021
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of IPAchris
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of KenC
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of salthemonster
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ShawnB
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap.

The beer looked inviting, with minimal head but a nice reddish-golden color.

It smelled just as inviting. A subtle bitter, hoppy smell that didn't overwhelm, but was simply pleasant.

The taste, unfortunately, was just average. My first impression was that it tasted watered down, but the aftertaste was a bit stronger and very nice.

The mouthfeel was the same: watery and light.

All in all a nice beer, but nothing special. Tasted more like a macro than some macros.

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Photo of Honeycutt
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of abcramer
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Ryanc23
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Mudawg
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of tobelerone
3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

App: very clear, dark gold/copper color, average-sized head with decent retention and lacing.

Smell: Clean and simple, light floral aroma, bready malt.

Taste: Mild floral hops and grainy, generic caramel malt; both mildly sweet and bitter.

Mf: Medium carbonation and body; fairly crisp, dry and clean. A light bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

Overall: Easy drinking, kinda boring and forgettable. Yes, it’s a session beer, but it’s a bit dull and simplistic for me.

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Photo of zekeman17
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Anvil Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
3.71 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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