Imperial IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Imperial IPAImperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.82/5
595 Ratings
Imperial IPAImperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as 20th Anniversary Imperial IPA

Added by largadeer on 02-16-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,793
Reviews:
332
Ratings:
595
pDev:
11.78%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 595 |  Reviews: 332
Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is good at most and i could not go over a 4, and thats being generous!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.22/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I haven't seen this in awhile, I wonder if it is still made? This comes in even darker than the regular ipa, which is already darker than average. This is auburn and brown territory but it forms a nice 3/4" off white head. The aroma was lacking, not a lot, if any late stage hops here. There's a lot more in the way of bready caramel and toffee than hop notes.

Taste is substantially bitter, and C hop long boil bitterness. The hop grapefruit bitterness combines with the heavy malt load to make for a strong and sturdy beer, but in terms of deft touches and flavors, this is all sledgehammer. Bomber format I could do without.

It doesn't do anything bad, but nothing particularly good either. I'd check it out in a pinch in 12oz bottles, but the bomber format makes me think not gonna go back for another middling offering. If you want your beer old school 90s high bitterness and crystal malt, then you'll be down with this one.

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MtnSoup
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SLewis
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dan3099
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good, can't go wrong with this IPA.
Well balanced.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of warrenc
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Straycorn
2.51/5  rDev -34.3%

Photo of jakecattleco
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Akravatz
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Hamooza
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Lobina
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Nichols33
2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

Photo of StrayteEDGE
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Nose: citrus, orange and grapefruit
Pours brilliant gold rocky 2” white head very fine to medium bubbles, lacy
Palate: Very citrusy hops throughout with background grapefruit rind over big biscuit body.
Creamy smooth, medium body to a shade above, medium to medium light carbonation.

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Photo of Sanchezrox23
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of EConnOG
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Justinbshelton
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of seyton
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Imperial IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 595 ratings
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