RATINGS: 907   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%

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?

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gururyan (727) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter, beautiful deep orange, lasting head, pleasant aroma. A touch medicinal, only a touch...but otherwise a good, solid IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

josanguapo (1669) - SPAIN - JUN 29, 2017
From Decervecitas. In Teku glass. Playing 12 Labours of Hercules 4. Original profile with reminiscences to their liberty ale with much stronger old-world bitterness.Caramel, orange, musty, nutty. Some flowers

irenecus (791) - - MAY 10, 2017
Na zdrowie, Salud, Kampai, Prost, Skaal, Zivjeli, Fenékig, На здоровь& Na zdravi

waltz (109) - - MAY 1, 2017
Coloração dourada e turva. Aroma lupulado e resinoso, com toque cítrico lembrando frutas amarelas.

mandrilo00 (106) - CROATIA - APR 7, 2017

Kurtos (200) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2017
Drunk from bottle, medium-high bitterness not much flavour to back it up Overall an alright beer nothing special.

nicolasgoddone (14) - asuncion, PARAGUAY - MAR 11, 2017
From 355 bottle, lot #509. Poured low head and low foam retention. Pleasant carbonation level. Nice amber color and balanced malty body. Malty aroma and low bitterness makes it easily drinkable.

19Oracolo78 (205) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2017
Birra dal colore ambrato. Schiuma dal colore bianco sporco, cremosa e persistente. All’olfatto sentori di frutta esotica, agrumi e fiori. Al palato di corpo leggero, con note di frutta esotica e mela. Nel finale rimane molto amara ed aromatica da luppolo con richiami al pompelmo. Una buona birra.

DrNosha (2333) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2017
0,335l Flasche. Hellbraune Farbe, heller Schaum. Fruchtig-kräuteriger Duft. Etwas Tulpe. Im Antrunk Harz, Citrus. Ziemlich bitter. Klassisches California IPA.

beton (618) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

lrkmilani (125) - BRAZIL - FEB 14, 2017
Had it from a bottle. What a beer. Great coloring. Good personality and the bitterness is in the right amount. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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