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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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visionaries

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-23-2013 17:36:50 | More by visionaries
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-21-2013 23:47:46 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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johntfox

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-21-2013 18:43:22 | More by johntfox
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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-02-2013 04:03:32 | More by DasBoot2112
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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-28-2013 16:36:44 | More by InfernoBoss
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LSx

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-24-2013 19:58:45 | More by LSx
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JWNYC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-17-2013 18:01:29 | More by JWNYC
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-09-2013 03:12:53 | More by derkfromwi
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Mattias

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-06-2013 19:58:01 | More by Mattias
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polopaul20

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-05-2013 18:23:56 | More by polopaul20
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J10Jordan

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-03-2013 18:14:19 | More by J10Jordan
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marct

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-18-2013 00:52:21 | More by marct
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Highstplz

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-17-2013 21:51:07 | More by Highstplz
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phishsihq

Colorado

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Anderson Valley's Imperial IPA weighs in at a hefty 8.7% ABV and 100 IBUs. The beer was originally brewed to celebrate the brewery's 20th anniversary. It pours a slightly hazy, apricot color with a creamy, off-white head that provides some decent lacing. Citrus hops, mostly oranges and tangerines, provide a wonderful opening into this hop-forward nose. Floral aromas follow as the beer warms, and sweet, bready malt aromas underline the entire olfactory experience. The beer erupts on the palate with floral hop flavors taking the lead. As the flavors progress, sweet bready malt swirls with tangerines and pineapple on the way to a long sweet finish. Sweeter than most Imperial IPAs, the brew is medium bodied with a lighter level of carbonation. Sweet...

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 20:18:04 | More by phishsihq
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Curtis

Utah

4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy dark gold, thick foamy head that lasted quite a while. Much cloudier than expected, almost Berliner Weisse or Hefe. Mounthfeel was exceptional. No harsh Hop after bitter. Aroma was fairly mild -could use a bit more. Fruity overtones, not too citrus, slightly floral. Smooth, very smooth The balance is exceptional, nice pale maltyness, blended with tasty hops.. Alcohol kick is fairly good at 8.7... it sneaks up quickly, yet quietly. I've had good experiences with this brewery (Boont Amber is a favorite) and they have impressed again.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 04:45:07 | More by Curtis
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-12-2013 21:36:42 | More by Phillyz
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BogBoyJD

Ireland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-11-2013 23:08:56 | More by BogBoyJD
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thierrynantes

France

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from La Souffleur de Bière, and tasted 2013.

Appearance : amber color, with white foamy head (w lacing).
Smell : hops, malty and spicy aromas
Taste & mouthfeel : malty and dry hoppy flavors, leading with nice bitter finish.
Drinkability : a nice beer in the style American Imperial IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 19:59:50 | More by thierrynantes
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CommanderOfAwesome

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-04-2013 21:43:43 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-30-2013 04:22:42 | More by oriolesfan4
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-30-2013 02:43:34 | More by jsanford
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Huffs

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-29-2013 13:40:16 | More by Huffs
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BeerBeast

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-27-2013 22:32:26 | More by BeerBeast
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BSW

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-26-2013 16:55:19 | More by BSW
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440kk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-23-2013 03:56:58 | More by 440kk
Imperial IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.