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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?

DutchMark's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchMark (240) - - JUN 20, 2014
Nice drinkable ipa. Not very original but also without flaws. Good floral fruity mildly bitter hop flavor. Not watery and not sweet. Pleasant carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mlady (94) - Prievidza, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 1, 2015
355ml bottle,the taste is slightly sweet with moderate spiciness and is a little watery in the end.Smells hoppy,floral,some pine,some citrus,very nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (686) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle@deTolly, Tartu. Pours slightly hazy amber withmedium yellowish head. Aroma is hoppy, grass, pine, citrus, caramel. Taste is medium bitter, grass, citrus, pine. Medium body. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1060) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Type: 12-oz. can Glass: Modern Times pint glass From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif. Price: $8.49 for a variety 6-pack Purchased: June 26, 2015 Consumed: June 26, 2015 Misc.: N/A Poured a caramel, honey, clear color with 6-to-7 fingers of khaki white, fluffy head. Some bubbles streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good amount of layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention. (Sight - 3.88) Smelled caramel, toffee, rye, herbal, soap, pine, light Citra, slight toasty malts, pears? and backdoor floral. (Smell - 3.75) Tasted similar to the nose, getting rye, herbal, faint menthol, soapy pine, bitter toasty malts, toffee, caramel and slightly boozy notes. (Taste - 3.63) Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Bitter finish. (Feel - 3.63) This was better than the Liberty, but still pretty average overall. I wouldn’t have it (after this variety 6-pack is done) again. (Overall - 3.63) 3.67 83 B

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (812) - Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear copper with cream colored head and lots of lacing. Nose is grassy and floral. Taste is some pine. Some sweetness. Nice English IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TtV (222) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle 35,5cl. Orange coloured amber with off white head. Syruppy substance, very beautiful. The aroma is, like expected of an IPA full of dry hops. When the beer rests in the glass for a while I can also recognize malts and a sweet undertone. The taste is mild at first but develops in a beautiful dry hop bitterness which lasts long in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
venom666 (541) - Elche, SPAIN - JUN 26, 2015
Clear dark amber color with rich white foam. Sweet aroma, grassy, resiny, caramely, malty and with some citrus hints. Taste is floral, citrusy, with a little bit of pine, but with a strong malty character. Aftertaste has a good amount of bitterness, that lasts for a long time. More East Coast than West Coast IPA, but good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hammerhead01 (68) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2015
355 cl bottle. Pours clear copper with foamy white head. Aroma is quite mild, some fruity and caramel notes. Taste is bitter but reminds of an "industrial lager", Medium to high carbonation. Boring IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (792) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 22, 2015
Cloudy brown color, minimal off-white head. Bit boozy and caramely aroma. Taste is herbal, pretty bitter, hoppy. Medoum body, soft carbonation. Fine IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6757) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Wanted to try this, I like how Anchor is brewing all this new stuff .. . Tan .. Medium foam .. Musky hops, leather, dried grass and citrus .. Mouth is easy, good finish. A few pints would be no problem .. . . Everything she does is magic, well, balloon animals mostly..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cattrall (48) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - JUN 22, 2015
Pours dark cloudy amber with thin head. Medium to high carbonation. Very mild aroma. Light hops bitterness. Mild citrus and banana flavor. A very easy drinking IPA. In general I prefer stronger but this would be good if looking for a refreshing and light but tasty beer.

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