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RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Anderson Valley Brewing Co. first opened in downtown Boonville on December 26, 1987. This was a dream come true for those wishing to savor high quality, flavorful and perfectly balanced beers. To celebrate our 20 years of continued success, we have created a unique beer. Our Imperial India Pale Ale is loaded with excessive amounts of malts and 20 seperate additions of the finest Pacific Northwest hops. We hope you find it most enjoyable!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (2053) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle @ bandlys blålys. Clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, hops, fruity. Flavour is hops and way to much caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2226) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
Very strong tasting IPA. Lots of malt, hops and fruits. Nice beer, but it could have been a bit more balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobroman (407) - Torun, POLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Good hoppy citrus aroma. Small but durable off-white head. Hazy dark orange body. Great citrus taste and very intensive bitterness. Long lasting aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
aroma has a fruity and yeasty quality along with candyish malt..its a cloudy iced tea colored beer with pure white foamy head plenty of lacing..tastes like the aroma orange fruitiness with candylike sweetness and that spicy yeasty quality not as bitter as most ipa’s either..sticky slick palate and fairly full bodied its good in a way but not a favorite for reasons listed above

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanEric (996) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle from Lekkerbier, Joure. Dark blonde colour, dense white head. Aroma has hops, balancing between bitterness and fruits. Fruits like citrus and grapefruit. Bitter taste, full bodied, smooth, reasonable long finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 12, 2013
bottle, at klub malych pivovaru. bright orange with a thin head; aroma of cookie dough and pine; not overly bitter for a double ipa but the better for it, revealing some bready malt, pine, grapefruit and a really clean but not dull character

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5325) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2013
Shared bottle at Zly Casy, Prague. Pours hazy golden with a huge frothy white head. Aromaof citrussy hops and caramel. Taste is dusty hops, but almost overpowered by the malts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8743) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle split at JF’s, cheers James, 19/07/13. Labelled as ’AV - Imperial IPA’. Very lightly hazed golden amber with a decent sized off white head that retains well. Nose is caramel malt forward, hops, bitter orange, light pine. Taste comprises caramel malt, light tropical fruit medley, bitter orange, hint of bitter grapefruit, light hop notes. Full end of medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with hop bitterness. Ok DIPA - nothing too exciting though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopfenWeisse (1052) - - JUN 30, 2013
Amber color with medium head. Aroma is grape, tropical fruits. Flavor is greap, hops, bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braastad (422) - FINLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Dark amber with nice creamy head Lots of ripe fruit in the aroma; orange, mango. Pine and cocoa also. Much the same with flavor, with addition of bitter hops. Palate is smooth.


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