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Originally brewed in 1975 to commemorate Paul Revere's ride, this brew is a heavily hopped ale (Cascade hops) with a copper color and a hoppy nose.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Bottle, dated 30 Sept 05. Interesting pour: a somewhat cloudy, burnished brass body, with a thin but creamy head. Smell upon opening is a bit of skunk, but that clears away quickly. Taste is definitely on the hoppy side, with graprefruit and pine from those Northwest lupulins. The malts don’t seem to be able to stand up to this, and the fact that this is lighter in color that other APA’s I’ve known would confirm this. However, if this is the same recipe they used back in 1975, it would have indeed been a beer ahead of its time. Some say it’s overcarbonated, but I find this to my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
murran (240) - - DEC 13, 2014
Pours an amber body with a thick head. Faint hoppy aroma with citrus tones. Nice hoppy taste with a bitter end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (344) - FRANCE - DEC 13, 2014
Blonde dorée, beau col de mousse blanche que se tient très bien. Nez très floral , épices et levure. Bouche un peu savoneuse? (soapy), florale (j’arrive pas à mettre un nom sur la fleur ...), coriandre, levures. Bonne carbonation, bien structurée, amertume moyenne. Pas tellement à mon goût, mais très originale pour une APA. Elle change des bières américaines ultra houblonnées et aux arômes très fruités.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (701) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2014
Liberty ale au pays de la liberté … quel plaisir … d’autant plus que c’est en Californie !! Ale brassée depuis 1975, de 5,9 % abv, avec du houblon en dry hop. Couleur doré abricoté, avec un léger voile. Bulles fines par dizaines partout. Mousse beige bien crémeuse et épaisse, qui tient un nappage à 2 mm. Arômes d’agrumes, vinaigre de vin très fin, camomille, prune blanche, miel. 1ère bouche structurée sur les agrumes, houblon, malt clair, croûte de pain blanc. Arrière-bouche à la très belle amertume. 2ème à l’équilibre superbe malt/houblon, avec une délicate carbonation. Arrière-bouche entière et longue. 3ème à l’amertume fine, précise, pointue. Arrière-bouche fine et longue. La longueur suit la même ligne, sans autres vraies nuances. Les jambes sont marquées, en ligne. L’alcool est correct pour le genre, il gère tranquille. La finale donne une belle amertume mais sans surprise. CONCLUSION : belle ale qui tient la route, mais ne surprend pas en finale, ce que j’aurais beaucoup aimé !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bootlegger007 (70) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2014
Light yellow cloudy appearance, small diminishing head, sweet aroma mild on malt and hops fruity, well balanced fruity flavour with a smooth bitter aftertaste, nice drop but I couldn’t drink too many, would tire easily on this ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1394) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Smell of caramel. Golden colour, high white head. Aroma of cognac, grain, oak. Medium bitter, medium sweet. Slightly oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1057) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle (355ml) at Transport Hotel, Melbourne. A straightforward easy drinking APA with citrus and floral notes and a fine crafted palate. Light-medium fruity hop bitterness. Hazy amber appearance with average white head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (645) - - DEC 6, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 5,9% - Redelijk biertje destijds gedronken - Niet verkeerd, maar heb naar mijn smaak veel lekkerder biertjes gedronken - Vandaar mijn niet al te hoge waardering uiteindelijk ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tselloufc88 (172) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from the Rugby Tap. Aroma is of grape, grapefruit and some dank hops. Taste is grapefruit with some lemon in there. Spiciness is coming through at the end. A lot of Cascade in this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2336) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 3, 2014
Part of my Liquor Mountain Tasting Set & so served in the accompanying Anchor Brewing glass. Liberty Ale - 6% pours a crystal clear shinning copper gold with virtually no head. The aroma is a pleasing fruity & floral bouquet. Medium bodied with a very sweet, fruity flavor, a bit of minerality and some biscuity malt bite. I am also getting a bitter crisp finish with some buttery vanilla notes. It’s ok, I can see how in 1975 this would have wowed people but these days it is quite tame especially for something in the American Pale Ale category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bewyder (137) - FRANCE - DEC 2, 2014
Je n’aime pas la forme de la bouteille (même si la remarque reste totalement anecdotique ^^) mais le contenu est de très bonne facture ! Une belle amertume florale et peu sèche, très à mon goût. J’en reprendrais volontiers. ^^ Bouteille bue au bar La Tête à l’envers, Vincennes, France, le 01/12/2014.

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