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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

575 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 575
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 29
Gots: 23 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Highstplz, Mar 17, 2013
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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...

phishsihq, Mar 09, 2013
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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.

Curtis, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Phillyz, Feb 12, 2013
Imperial IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 575 ratings.