Beer: Anchor Brewing Anchor IPA
Location: San Francisco, CA
Appearance: Amber/Copper, clear, good head retention
Aroma: Floral, hops, citrus
Body & Texture: Up front has a nice carbonated hoppy bite. Great carbonation, bitter, and very smooth
Aftertaste: Quite malty! Reminiscent of biscuits
One of the first beers I ever really enjoyed was Anchor Steam. MMM…I loved that amber ale so much. Then hops took over my life, and my beloved Anchor Steam fell by the wayside. I’m so happy that Anchor Brewing is releasing Anchor IPA. One of my favorite breweries releasing my favorite kind of beers?! Yes! I was so excited! Then, last week unexpectedly our friend Kyle brought one over for us to try — Thanks, Kyle! Of course David wanted to open it immediately, but I knew this special beer deserved a brew review.
I have no complaints about this IPA. It’s totally an Anchor Brewing beer. The aftertaste is such a flagship Anchor Brewing flavor. I loveddddd the initial taste upfront. It had this amazing kick upfront of hop flavor, great carbonation, and it was so incredibly smooth. What I was not expecting was the delayed aftertaste of biscuity malts. That’s that flagship Anchor Brewing taste to me. Would I buy this beer myself? YOU BET! In fact, I can’t wait till I see it in the stores because I’m definitely going to be buying it often. It’s not such a harsh IPA and I think it has great balance. I think even a new IPA drinker could enjoy this beer. Let me know what you think when you try it!
“Made with 2-row barley malt and fresh whole-cone hops, it’s bright amber color, distinctively complex aroma, spiky bitterness, malty depth, and clean finish united to create a uniquely flavorful, memorable, and timeless IPA”.