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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

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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)
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Reviews by elgiacomo:
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elgiacomo

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32oz Growler from Beverage World in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. Kegged May 1, 2012. Served at around 45F.

Pours lightly hazy amber with a large three-finger off-white head that leaves some drippy rings of lacing behind and recedes to a small foamy cap and ring.

Aroma starts with oranges and tangerines, some mango, citrus, apricot, floral hops, some caramel and bready malt, a bit of alcohol. Good strength.

Flavor is more tangerine citrus, apricot, some pine, floral hops, decent caramel malt backbone offering some sweetness, finishes with nice citrus rind bitterness and some alcohol, but the alcohol isn’t overpowering or distracting.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, oily, sticky, good carbonation.

Tasty Double IPA. Pretty citrusy with a good bit of apricot too. Goes down pretty easy. Not a world-beater, but a nice example of the style.

Serving type: growler

06-10-2012 01:59:17 | More by elgiacomo
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Imperial IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.