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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

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by spinrsx:
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for 4$

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber/copper colour with an above average size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There a low amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, hops, oranges, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops and malts mixed with grapefruitand pineapple. There is also a touch of apricot and caramel. It ends with a sweet aftertaste and a bit of lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - A very good DIPA but at the same time it isn't very exciting. It has a nice balance and the flavours are well balanced, but it doesn't have the wow factor you find in the truly great west coast DIPA's. I'd buy it again though.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 00:30:23 | More by spinrsx
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Imperial IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.