1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Imperial IPA - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Imperial IPAImperial IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

565 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 565
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 28
Gots: 20 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 565 | Reviews: 330 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by unclederby:
Photo of unclederby
unclederby

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well balanced 2IPA with an earthy hop profile.

In the glass it's honey-colored and has just a wisp of foam for a head. Minimal lacing on my Full Sail tulip. Smell is kinda sweet and malt driven - a bit like jarred cherries - and of funky, grassy, and herbacious hops.

The flavors are nicely balanced: this is immensely drinkable. Again, i would say this is a malt-driven ale, with a sufficient amount of hops that you know it's an IPA. There is a strong citrus presence tinged with lemongrass and a bit of alcoholic warmth.

Medium bodied with a slick, oily mouthfeel and complementing carbonation.

Hops are keenly used here to lend to aromatics and to impart spice; this is no over-the-top palate wrecker. This is one bomber i have no problem putting down and if not for the ABV i could easily do two, but i'd just grow tired and wimp out - fall asleep - and waste half a bomber.

I'll drink it again soon,
maybe tomorrow.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2008 07:55:21 | More by unclederby
More User Reviews:
Photo of PTEdelman
PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-17-2014 00:29:19 | More by PTEdelman
Photo of DrBier
DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-14-2014 15:00:28 | More by DrBier
Photo of Bwab
Bwab


3/5  rDev -21.5%

06-29-2014 00:57:05 | More by Bwab
Photo of TheMarkE
TheMarkE

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-11-2014 20:22:07 | More by TheMarkE
Photo of ramrod666
ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-03-2014 19:42:15 | More by ramrod666
Photo of wrightst
wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-02-2014 02:40:02 | More by wrightst
Photo of Latarnik
Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-01-2014 00:05:37 | More by Latarnik
Photo of Kal
Kal

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +30.9%

05-27-2014 18:50:16 | More by Kal
Photo of jwps214
jwps214

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-04-2014 03:58:55 | More by jwps214
Photo of Beerbuddy21
Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-17-2014 00:36:08 | More by Beerbuddy21
Photo of megamass
megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-13-2014 05:04:28 | More by megamass
Photo of Evarigan
Evarigan

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

03-11-2014 19:18:51 | More by Evarigan
Photo of StevanTheVegan
StevanTheVegan

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-25-2014 04:30:32 | More by StevanTheVegan
Photo of Drew88
Drew88

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-20-2014 04:54:01 | More by Drew88
Photo of davegray
davegray

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-22-2014 20:05:38 | More by davegray
Photo of OgreSanchez
OgreSanchez

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-04-2014 18:09:52 | More by OgreSanchez
Photo of IDYVM
IDYVM

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-24-2013 05:14:20 | More by IDYVM
Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-18-2013 23:46:24 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
Photo of humulusphile
humulusphile

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-12-2013 07:48:41 | More by humulusphile
Photo of XmnwildX12
XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-22-2013 01:41:12 | More by XmnwildX12
Photo of zookerman182
zookerman182

Alabama

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.
Incredible lacing.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 22:22:53 | More by zookerman182
Photo of mychalg9
mychalg9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-14-2013 04:56:13 | More by mychalg9
Photo of Beerswag
Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-30-2013 19:05:57 | More by Beerswag
Photo of Norseman
Norseman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-28-2013 23:37:05 | More by Norseman
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Imperial IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.