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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1785) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus fruits pineapple easthly notes and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits pineapple grapefruits some earthly notes and bitter hoppy aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (173) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Caramel color with thick off-white head that dissipates quickly; substantial lacing. Floral hop aroma with grapefruit-citrus notes and hint of pepper. Caramel flavor with woody hops including citrus--mostly grapefruit--notes; licorice in the finish. High carbonation with hoppy bite and slight warming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Batavi (79) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
Uitgeschonken in Crispijn bierglas. Amber, koperkleurig helder bier met witte schuimkraag die na enige tijd terugvalt. Blijft over een dunnere ring waarbij het schuim aan het glas blijft kleven. Typisch frisse geur van een IPA bier, met aroma's van citrusfruit en bloemige geur. De smaak is fruitig, bloemig, droog en bitter met tonen van sinaasappel en grapefruit, bloemige hoptonen, pijnboom, harsachtig met een licht zoetje van karamel maar de bittere en grassige hop blijft overheersen. De afdronk is droog en aangenaam bitter. Mooie en lekkere IPA van Anchor Brewing met een goede balans in de smaak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heman (148) - Tychy, POLAND - APR 20, 2015
Piana jest intensywna, trwała, bardzo ładnie zdobiąca szkło. Barwa bursztynowa, piwo jest idealnie klarowne. Zapach jest średnio intensywny, chmielowo-słodowy. W pierwszej chwili czuć delikatne zielone cytrusy i lekką żywicę, drugie skrzypce grają słodkie słody i karmel. Przy tylu wykorzystanych gatunkach chmieli wydawało się, że aromat będzie jednak bogatszy. Piwo jest pełne, głęboka słodowość pokrywana jest lekką (jak na IPA), tytoniową goryczką. W tle mamy karmel, a finisz to średnio-wysoka, stonowana goryczka, pozostawiająca lekko ściągające uczucie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11906) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2015
Fonefan 251014. Pale amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, orange, pine. Flavour is sweet, malt, peaches, pine, orange, grapefruit, caramel, lemon. Medium body. OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1209) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a darker golden color with a white head. Aroma is of floral hops, caramel and malts. Flavor is of pungent citrusy hops, biscuity malts, sweet caramel and floral hops. Medium bodied. A very easy American IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2600) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2015
Leave it to Anchor to make an IPA I like. Rich copper color. bg fresh citrus nose, light resin, spices, vague fruitiness. Full sweet toffee like malts, cookie-ish, balanced with spicy citrus rind hop flavors. Balanced rounded finish. Throwback to the old Ballantine IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (624) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Clear copper, small white head. Aroma: fruits, citrus, caramel, floral. Palate: medium body, average carboantion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3568) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle: Aroma is malty, caramelic, light roasty, fruitiness (citrus), pine. Amber color, creamy head. Flavor is malty, light sweet, caramelic, sweet. Mainly hearbal hop notes, metal, bit harsh bitterness. Averange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickel (507) - - APR 16, 2015
Look: Clear red copper beer with medium head Nose: Fruits, citrus. Aroma is not very intensive, rather mild and pleasant Toungue: Slightly sour from the start, hoppy with distinctive malt taste. Medium bitterness. Tender and drinkable. Dry finish

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