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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)
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Reviews by tjsprague:
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tjsprague

California

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another nice offering from Anderson Valley.

The first thing I noticed when I popped open the bottle was the blast of hop aroma. It was a nice floral smell and I almost expected there to be hops floating on top.

The beer poured a nice deep copper color with a light copper head. The taste was not as hoppy as the smell lead me to believe, but that does not mean this isn't a hoppy beer. Most of the hop flavor comes in the form of a good bitterness. The body is not as heavy as I might have expected for an imperial IPA but it is thick enough, no real complaints about it.

The mouthfeel was good, not too much bitterness or hop resin to make it difficult to drink. You could have a couple of these in a sitting and not feel too full or get the hop resin taste left in your mouth.

A good all around beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2009 20:23:00 | More by tjsprague
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Imperial IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 557 ratings.