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RATINGS: 883   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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ANCHOR IPA™

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

3.8
   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.


2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Blueshawk (82) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- bernsteinfarben mit leicht rötlicher Tönung - fruchtiges Aroma mit einer dezenten Malznote versehen - im Antrunk eine starke Hopfenbitternis und einer nicht genauer bestimmbaren seltsamen würzig/pfeffrigen Note - dies bleibt auch im Abgang weiterhin undefinierbar erhalten Fazit: Seltsam und undefinierbar

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PugUglyBrewer (77) - - AUG 27, 2016
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The color is light copper with an orange blush. The head is foamy white and sticks around for a while. The aroma is herbal, toasty and lemony. The flavor exudes a bitter toasted malt, a little grassy, with a bit of a harsh lemon bite in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heidbummer (197) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle - not my first but finally reviewing it. Pours copper with thick foamy head. Smells malty and caramelly rather than typical IPA. Quite sweet, but good mix of hops, mango, pine, caramel. Suspect this tastes way better closer to home on draught. It’s a good, if sweet and slightly dense IPA in bottle. Goes well with cheese in fact. Decent but nothing groundbreaking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (1221) - CROATIA - AUG 4, 2016
Amber/orange color, average sized tan head. Aroma of caramel, melon, citrus, herbs. Taste of caramel, melon, peach, citrus, herbs, tropical notes (mango). Very long bitter finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Good IPA.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlf (271) - DENMARK - AUG 4, 2016
orange brown with huge white head; aroma is very hoppy tangy citric and grapefruit; taste is medium sweet fruity citric, resin, leading to a bitter resin grapefruit finish with some alkohol; creamy mouthfeel and average carbonation

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaserov (118) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2016 Color naranja oscuro. Dos dedos de espuma. Carbonatación media tirando a alta. Huele increíble, el problema es que el sabor no tiene mucho que ver con el olor, a mi modo de ver. Huele floral y frutal pero el sabor es amargor y poco más, apenas capto más elementos. Nada malo pero lejos de lo esperado. Como curiosidad, me han dicho que aquí se emplearon once tipos de lúpulos. No me extraña el resultado final pues...

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cristobal37 (766) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 27, 2016
Big sweet resiny aroma. Dark amber with big head. Sappy resiny sweetness and caramel. No bitterness at all. Even for an English ipa this lacks bite. Dry finish of floral hops but still less bitter than a Dortmunder. Kind of a let down.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Rated on 7-19-2016. The appearance of this canned beer is a large ivory head that mostly diminished, hazy dark amber body, fast rising carbonation, and spotty lacing. The aroma presents juicy hops, earthy, orange hops, and caramel malt. The flavor is moderately bitter, citrus hops, grapefruit, earthy, and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is smooth with moderate carbonation. This is a medium bodied IPA. A most quaffable beer with a good caramel malt taste. It is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Probabeer (168) - - JUL 15, 2016
IPA muy suavita. Buena. Tiene un aroma muy bueno, y luego la potencia del lúpulo queda muy encajada en el sabor general.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopverdju (615) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2016
Oranjekleurig bier met grote witte wandklevende schuimkraag. Geur: hoppig, fruitig, wat grassig. Smaak: bitter, pompelmoes, harsachtig. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: bitter, pompelmoes. Een rechttoe rechtaan IPA.


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