Imperial IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by barczar:
3.63/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a murky tawny brown with a solid half inch beige head that lingers indefinitely.
Bready caramel malt, brown sugar, grapefruit, booze, and bruised cherries comprise the aroma.
The flavor is heavily malty, with notes of caramel and a strong toasted breadcrust. There's a solid underlying grapefruit character that lingers throughout. The finish is fairly bitter, but the malt sweetness balances. The malt character is reminiscent of an old ale, almost, with dark fruit notes emerging.
Body is almost syrupy, with moderate carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.
A bit malt dominant for the style, and the hop character is somewhat simple. Malt is definitely more complex.
Serving type: on-tap
07-02-2012 01:32:54 | More by barczar
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3.69/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a golden yellow color with a two finger foamy white head.
Aroma is bready, malty, caramel, toffee.
Flavor is much milder than the aroma. Malty but you get a good hop bitterness with a lingering flavor is apple and citrus.
You can't taste the alcohol but you can tell its a heavy hitter beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2013 22:22:53 | More by zookerman182
Imperial IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.