Imperial IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by elgiacomo:
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
More User Reviews:
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 557 ratings.