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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

565 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 565
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 28
Gots: 20 | 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 barczar:
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barczar

Kentucky

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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Imperial IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.