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RATINGS: 793   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%

An adventurous new brew from America’s original craft brewery.

The California Gold Rush lured thousands west to "see the elephant," a 19th-century metaphor for the hopeful but risky pursuit of happiness, adventure, and fortune. As early as 1849, India Pale Ale - prepared by British brewers for export to India by adding dry hops to barrels of hoppy ale - was also heading west, from England around the Horn to San Francisco. Thirsty ‘49ers savored the best imported IPAs, but it wasn’t until 1975 that Anchor, Americas’ original craft brewery, pioneered the revival of dry-hopped handmade ales. Now, that tradition fast-forwards to an adventurous new brew: Anchor IPA™.

Anchor IPA™ is made with 2-row barley malt and fresh whole-cone hops, its bright amber color, distinctively complex aroma, spiky bitterness, malty depth, and clean finish unite to create a uniquely flavorful, memorable, and timeless craft IPA.

The elephant you see on Anchor IPA™ was hand-drawn by our label artist, James Stitt. To "see the elephant" was a popular 19th-century expression that originated with a tale that predates the California Gold Rush.

There once lived a farmer who had heard of elephants but had never seen one. He longed for the day when he might catch a glimpse of this rare, exotic creature. When the circus came to town, he loaded his wagon with fresh produce and headed to market. On the way, just as he’d hoped, he came across the circus parade, nobly led by an enormous elephant. The farmer was ecstatic, but his horses were terrified. They reared and bucked, overturning his wagon and scattering its precious contents in the road. "I don’t give a hoot," exclaimed the farmer. "I have seen the elephant!"

The elephant became the universal symbol of the Gold Rush, as evidenced by the journals, letters, and sketchbooks of the forty-niners. Whether or not they struck it rich in the diggings, those plucky pioneers would forever treasure their California adventure as the defining moment of their lives. Have you seen the elephant?

86Moose's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
86Moose (62) - - JUL 10, 2014
Once again, Anchor Brewing does not disappoint. Always a quality beer. The Anchor IPA is another strong entry in their lineup. A good IPA. Medium hops. Slight bitter taste with a semi-sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (567) - SPAIN - NOV 29, 2015
Amber colour, big creamy head that holds all the while, great lace. Smell of hops, pine, tropical fruits (though less than usual in IPAs), caramel. Crispy palate, medium to full body and great carbonation. Taste of hops, citrus, pine,some caramel Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3279) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2015
At Home along with Yves amber coloured body with a white head with a fruity hop aroma and a fruity hop bitter sweet taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2763) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2015
Keg @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 24-11-2015.
In short: dry fruity ipa.
Pours little hazy dark gold-light amber, with frothy rocky white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Pine, earthy, resins nose. Medium body, average to high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is quite bitter, dry, some herbal and fruity notes. Dry aftertaste. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (1130) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2015
On Tap . @Cimmeria, Oviedo 26/11/2015 Color amarillo oscuro, aromas citricos,sabor frutal dulce cuerpo medio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EAGLE82 (222) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2015
Simply great. Another nearly perfect anchor brew. These guys really brighten up the American beer market.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2015.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, floral, malt, citrus, pine.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, citrus, floral, pine, grapefruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (827) - - NOV 22, 2015
Keg from Brew House, Sheffield. Amberish with an offwhite head. Aroma is malty and treacley wiyh piney woody richness and sticky bready finish. Taste is savoury and bitter. Nice sticky medium body and medium carbonation. Lovely malty IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rotaman14 (441) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - NOV 21, 2015
Tap. Amber colour, small white head. Nose is mostly pines and malts. Spicy-bitter taste, medium bitter aftertaste of medium duration. Some malts in the finish balance the whole thing out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandon1989 (446) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Pours a hazy copper color with a medium sized off white head that left plenty of lacing around the glass. The aroma is floral and slightly hoppy. The taste is mostly floral hops, lemon, and some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (776) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle from Abbot Ale House. Ruddy amber pour with a fluffy head. Pine and grass hops. Really long, bitter drink. Funky, dirty taste. Really grew on me.

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