Imperial IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by kbrady9:
3.58/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
My first review on Beer Advocate, so bear with me here. Have been really getting into numerous craft beers in the past 6 months and comapring my opinions to those already posted. Here it goes...
A- Light copper, not quite as dark as some IPA's I have seen.
S-Can tell right off the bat it is an IPA with some citrus originating from the top. I guess I would compare it to an orange being dropped in it, i.e a hefeweizen.
T- The hops are very evident as soon as it hits the palate as you would expect with a double IPA. It has that bitter taste that I enjoy, although the fruity, citrus flavor that comes along with it takes away from the overall taste of the beer. You can tell you are drinking a brew with a high alcohol content. I would prefer that the beer be a bit more straightforward and do away with the strong citrus flavor accompanying the hoppiness.
M- It goes down fairly well, and the carbonation is evident.
D-I do not think that this beer does a Double IPA justice. It almost feels as if it attempts to compromise between a strong, hoppy, bitterness and the fruitiness of a lesser beer. It is not a bad beer to sip on, although I would prefer to go with a stronger and more bitter IPA if I sat down and had the choice.
Picked up the beer at a local dive gas station that I recently found out has the largest beer selection in the high desert-hands down. Had read generally positive reviews here on BA and figured I would give it a try.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2011 02:32:59 | More by kbrady9
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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 566 ratings.