Like Anchor’s Liberty Ale®, Double Liberty™ IPA is made with 2-row pale malt and whole cone Cascade hops. Unlike Liberty Ale, Double Liberty has double the hops and double the IBUs (90 International Bittering Units), imparting uniquely complex flavors and dry-hop aroma to this radically traditional IPA.
When the Cascade hop is used is such large quantities in both the kettle and dry hopping the result is golden hued ale with a bountiful rich tropical fruit aroma and flavor. The perceived bitterness is lower than the actual 90 IBU’s would suggest and together with no alcohol heat culminates into a deceivably drinkable Double IPA.
America’s first craft brewery took shape during the Gold Rush, when German Gottlieb Brekle transformed a beer-and-billiards saloon into a brewery in 1871. Today, as one of the most traditional breweries in America, Anchor continues to produce beer handmade from an all-malt mash in their traditional copper brewhouse. Beers such as Liberty Ale, Anchor Porter, and Anchor Steam Beer are known and appreciated throughout the world.