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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

566 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 28
Gots: 21 | 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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TheLiterati

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful pour into a standard pint glass, amber-orange in color with a creamy head.

Aroma as expected - big and hoppy, not as arrogant as a Bastard, but aggressive nonetheless. Citrus with malty undertones.

Flavor hits the palate subtly at first, then explodes with hoppiness. Note that the spicy burn usually associated with this style is present but well-balanced - maybe that's the overall lack of more hops that other BA's have noted, but I don't find it entirely offensive

Smooth, nicely carbonated composition earns a solid "good" rating on mouthfeel.

Strong (ABV wise), but all in all quite drinkable. There will likely always be a better DIPA out there since there are so many on the market, but for an anniversary offering, this one is good.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2008 16:08:37 | More by TheLiterati
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Imperial IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.