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RATINGS: 908   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
ANCHOR IPA

An adventurous new brew from Americas 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 wasnt 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 hed 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 dont 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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchMark (393) - - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
irenecus (766) - - MAY 10, 2017
Na zdrowie, Salud, Kampai, Prost, Skaal, Zivjeli, Fenkig, На здоровь& Na zdravi

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waltz (103) - - MAY 1, 2017
Colorao dourada e turva. Aroma lupulado e resinoso, com toque ctrico lembrando frutas amarelas.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mandrilo00 (73) - CROATIA - APR 7, 2017
Hv...............................................

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kurtos (197) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2017
Drunk from bottle, medium-high bitterness not much flavour to back it up Overall an alright beer nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
19Oracolo78 (182) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2017
Birra dal colore ambrato. Schiuma dal colore bianco sporco, cremosa e persistente. Allolfatto 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (2224) - Wrttemberg, Germany, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2017
0,335l Flasche. Hellbraune Farbe, heller Schaum. Fruchtig-kruteriger Duft. Etwas Tulpe. Im Antrunk Harz, Citrus. Ziemlich bitter. Klassisches California IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beton (590) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ForlornHope (505) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle at home. Amber in colour with a thin head and good lacing. Excellent IPA aroma of nutty, sweet malt and leafy, earthy hop. Not much sweetness is followed by a massive, rasping bitterness. Grainy malt yet buttery smooth, earthy, peppery hop and a huge bitter, dry finish that borders on astringency. Uncompromising yet compellingly drinkable.


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