Huge'r Boont | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ffejherb on 08-12-2009

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Photo of yossarian14
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of nickd717
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review dated 8/17/2009.

Tap at Toronado 22nd Anniversary. Supposedly this is a mix of Boont Amber Ale and a DIPA, so maybe IPA is not the best categorization. Dark amber-brown in color with a one-finger beige head and good lacing. Aroma is citrusy hops and chocolate/caramel malt. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, chocolate malt, nuttiness, mild roast, and citrusy hops, maybe slight hints of tropical fruit too. Medium palate, medium carbonation. Good beer overall.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at 1702; March 2011
The beer arrives with a pale amber head that sits on top of a dark red colored beer that shows a brown-amber hue when held up to the light. There is an interesting berry-mint aroma to this beer up front. Other aromas of caramelized malt and toasted grain form a solid backbone to the nose. There is a weird fruitiness to this beer, but in a good way, but it is sometimes soapy (is it the tap lines). The aroma is actually quite nice; spicy, fruity, herbal and a big malt character are all quite well balanced.

The beer is lightly sweet tasting, and this is well balanced by the fruit character and herbal hop and toasty malt character found in the flavor. A huge crystal malt influence contributes some sweet tea like flavors. A big berry character mixes with hints of tobacco, a not quite menthol notes and caramelized citrus note, each of these notes are from a combination of the hop and malt found in this beer. This has a nice, medium body to it, that is light enough to still be quaffable. This is a pretty good beer that has some interesting character to it.

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Photo of NorthsideFred
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I cracked this open in the midst of a nerf dart gun battle with my kids. I was enjoying it immensely until I read that it is an IPA. 

A: Pours a dark red, (almost brown), with a nice white head and great lacing.  

S:  Malty.  Very little hops.  Nice, but not what you'd expect from an IPA.

T:  This is a nice smooth, malty beer, with a hint of hops.  I like the taste a lot, but not what you'd expect from an IPA.

M: Medium body, with nice carbonation. Oh, and very smooth.

O:  Very smooth, and tasty, but not an IPA.  

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours amber with a light tan head. Nose brings forward some citrus hops along with a good deal of sweet caramel malt. Taste is the same with some bitterness coming through. Mouthfeel is a hit sweet. Drinks fairly well, but could definitely use some improvements.

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Photo of JTrona11
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a very dark amber. It had a thick head that lasted a long time.

The smell was was very sweet and also very hoppy.

The taste was delicious. Very rich malts and enough hops to keep this hop addict satisfied.

The mouthfeel was a little sticky. otherwise very good.

The drinkability was very excellent. Even though it was sweeter than I usually like, I could drink these all day long.

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Photo of beertunes
2.65/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a very deep amber color with a nice big, foamy, tan head (perhaps due to overcarbonation?) that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma is certainly that of a malt monster, not an IPA. Very sweet smelling, with a touch of biscuit maltiness, and a hint of hop spice on the finish. The flavor profile is very similar to the aromas, mostly malt with just a hint of hops.

The body is very good, full and well rounded, with just a slight bite at the end. Drinkability was very good, I've had several of these over the last few days and have enjoyed them very much.

Overall, a very good beer from a brewery that I like a lot. Worth seeking out.

Notes: This beer is listed here as an IPA so I rated it as such. I don't find this to be an IPA at all. This beer was not listed on the breweries website, so I couldn't confirm that they call this an IPA. If this were listed as an amber, or even a brown ale, it would have scored much higher in my numerical scores. If they were aiming to brew an IPA, they failed horribly. Remember that I like this beer a lot and will happily change my scores if they reclassify this brew.

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Photo of yuichituba
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I don't understand how the brewery described it as a "dark IPA." Clearly it falls in the amber category. When I had it at Toronado bar the bartender described it as an Imperial Amber. It makes much more sense. Especially how they used the name "Boont" from "Boont Amber".

It does have the deep amber look with the creamy head and feel. Citrus was slightly prevalent. Overall it is a very subtle beer in the amber/hops area, but once you get into the flow of the flavor the nice amber quality comes out. The "imperial" quality with the alcohol content comes out first though.

Serving type: on-tap @ Toronado Bar in SF

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz enjoyed tonight at Bitter Creek... served in a pretty nice tulip.

Surprisingly long lasting creamy head.... the brew is a crystal clear deep amber... tons of good lace.

Nose is more malty than hoppy... still come citric hoppiness is more than present.... caramel and toasty malts sorta dominate.

Flavor has a substantial bitterness then quickly drops off in the malt realm... more caramel... and sorta a nutty/mildly sweet maltiness mid palate... followed quickly by a citric yet unexpected tannic hoppy element... The body is fairly thick and carbonation is ever present small bubble.

I think this is miscategorized as an IPA.... I would have put it firmly in American Amber territory.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Anderson Valley's tasting room on 7/17/09. This is a brewery-only tap release, described as a "dark IPA."

A - Deep amber/copper-colored body with half a finger of creamy beige head that settled into a thin ring of retention that swelled up with each swirl of the glass, depositing intricate lacing around the glass.

S - Citrus hops paired with chocolate malt and some caramel sweetness. Slight leafy, tea-like hops are also present. Subtle alcohol and piney notes emerged in the background.

T - Sweet caramel and subtle chocolate malt with a predominant citrus hop character and a hint of pine. The sweeter malts give way to a more toasted, grainy malt aspect in the middle. A slightly more perfumy hop character emerges in the backend. Finishes with a moderate hop bitterness and more piney notes and hints of black tea.

M - Medium body with a pretty smooth, creamy texture and fairly lively carbonation, resulting in a bristly tickle on the tongue. Finishes with a moderate hop bite with subtle alcohol warmth and some stickiness on the palate.

D - Pretty solid black IPA with an interesting interplay between the citrus hops and chocolate malt characteristics.

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Huge'r Boont from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 11 ratings