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Imperial IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Imperial IPAImperial IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

563 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 563
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 27
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as 20th Anniversary Imperial IPA

(Beer added by: largadeer on 02-16-2008)
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Reviews by Beernoisseur:
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Beernoisseur

Utah

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Anytime I can find an IIPA, I rejoice. they're difficult to come by here in the good old beehive state.

I have always been impressed with Anderson Valley's beers in the past, I am expecting this to be no different. It pours a pretty orange amber with a huge head that retains and laces with big chunky spots on the glass.

The aroma is more malt heavy than I prefer in the style, but not bad smelling in the least. Sugary sweetness comes first, but pine and grapefruit rind are in there too. Good smelling beer.

The flavor is more malt forward than I would like, but enjoyable. More bready than I am used to on the finish. the bitterness comes through about ten seconds after you swallow, but it's definitely there. Grainy sweetness, brown sugar like. Sugar cookies and citric fruitiness. Nice, but different than what I was expecting.

Very soft and pleasing. Solid medium body. The drinkability is a little lower because of the sweetness, but still very good.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 22:34:02 | More by Beernoisseur
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Imperial IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.