dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber color. Thick white head with lace all the way down. Floral, perfumy odor. Floral, perfumy, tangy, very bitter taste. Don't like the perfume or extreme bitterness. Not for me. Very bitter aftertaste.
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liberty ale is copper colored, slightly cloudy, and somewhat bubbly with a frothy white head. Crisp, hoppy aroma. Starts off mild for an IPA with a blend of mild floral hoppiness and malt. Finishes with a pleasing bitter flavor. This beer is lighter on the hops than most IPA(which also means that it is less overpowering on the tastebuds).
Hysteria (38) - USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium copper color, slightly cloudy. Nice hoppy aroma. First taste is medium hops, not piney, quickly followed by pleasant malt flavor. Malt is ever so slightly sour and metallic but not objectionable at all. Have had this at the brewery in San Francisco and it makes the bottled stuff pale by comparison. Nevertheless, it's a great brew and I buy a few six packs a year.
jezmez68 (395) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like the Anchor Brewery stuff. This Liberty ale is pretty awesome. I never knew it was an IPA, though. Now I know why I like it so much.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Bright orange color. Nice floral hop aroma; the taste is well balanced, medium hoppy, citrus, full body. A quality IPA, not too over the top hoppy.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite tame really. I really don't know what to think about this. I don't think I would drink this again. Its too mild to be an IPA but too hoppy to be on the level with "Steam"
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of mild for a IPA. It does have a nice bitter finish. I do like the cascade hops thereis a very good balance to this beer.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 There’s a light haze to the peach skin hued body and a thin cap of a frothy, white head. The aroma has a pleasant balance between bread & caramel malts and orange & spruce hops. Light banana and hop dankness are also present. Simple, yet fragrant. Banana bread sweetness initially leading into a citric-spruce hop finish. Hanging minty aftertaste. Loose, watery texture of medium-light body along with moderate carbonation. A classic, certainly but it’s no longer pushing any boundaries. Still, clean and drinkable. 12oz bottle, pilsener flute, bbe May 09.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and hop aroma with a malty background, slightly skunky. Dark amber color, completely translucent. Silky head and sticky lacing. Flavor matches the aroma. Dry and sour finish. Overall: This is an IPA? Hehe, no it isn't, not near enough hops, tasted more like anchor steam.
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice orange color. For an IPA, it is weaker than I expected, which is good because I'm not crazy about super-hoppy beer yet. Bitter aftertaste, but to be expected from an IPA. If you like this style, it is a decent, watered-down version.