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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

566 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 28
Gots: 21 | 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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silver0rlead

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glad to finally get to try this one since I don't think it made it to NC on it's initial release. Pours a copper color with a frothy tan head that retains well enough. The aroma has some piney and citrusy hops, along with turbinado sugar and caramel, toasted bread, fruity esters, alcohol and some yeastiness. The flavor is similar to the aroma with piney, citrusy and floral hops, along with brown sugar and caramel, fruity esters, biscuit and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is moderate and drinkability is pretty good. Tasty beer but not really hoppy enough for a west coast DIPA, more of a strong ale than anything else.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 05:28:31 | More by silver0rlead
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Imperial IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.