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Imperial IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Imperial IPAImperial IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

557 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 557
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by WesWes:
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WesWes

New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a beautiful dark golden color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a malt forward scent that boasts of pale and biscuit malts along with a piney hop aroma. The hops are present in the nose, but are drowned out with all the malt character. The taste is good. It has a smooth, malty flavor that's huge with bread-like character and biscuity notes. The hops hit you up front with and carry on through to the finish. They are pronounced, yet the beer is incredibly balanced. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking DIPA that a different take on the style. I prefer a more robust hop aroma in my DIPA's, but AV creates a lovely beer regardless.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 20:47:08 | More by WesWes
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Imperial IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.