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RATINGS: 589   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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2013
This could be the only beer I ever give a perfect score. This is my cup of hop tea. I hope its not gone for good. The honey nectar vanilla caramel cream toffee malt in perfect balance with the finest traditional Pacific northwest hops. Nectar of the gods.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2433) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2013
bottle. pours blonde, good foam. smell is very nice but not super-intence. fruity hops ( exotic) like mango and stuff. soft carbo, bitterness, followed by sweetness, again those exotic fruits, bitter ending, long lasting aftertaste... damn, maybe i should change my favourite style. imperial IPA’s are ALWAYS good, arn’t they ? damn !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
culchiem (2301) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. Orange with a thin head. Flavour is beautiful deep hop, fruit, flower bitter and damn good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Friendly_Rob (24) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2013
12 oz bottle @ home from Drinks & Gifts in Krommenie. I love IPA’s, but this one has a nice touch. Not as bitter as a normal IPA. A little sweetness in the back. Somehow reminds me of Christmas trees :) risk to repeat!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2131) - FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle 12 fl.oz. Pours hazy amber in color with off-white head. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass, so points for that. Pine, sweet fudge and notes of malts in aroma. Sweet and actually quite subtle notes of them piney hops in taste. Feels more malt-driven this one though. Light piney and grassy hoppy afertaste nonetheless. Light perfume notes, some sweetness with that grassy bitterness in finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike_77 (2731) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2013
Aroma has fresh malts and fruity hops. Taste has a smooth, creamy malty feel. Also some sharp, sweet tropical fruit. Quite easy to drink, not too sticky or heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Draught at Hilpeä Hauki. Some hints of apple in the nose. Pale slightly brown head. Golden color. Sweetish hoppy and slightly grassy taste. At the end hoppy bitterness. Well balanced IPA. Not too hoppy. Same grape fruit at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1333) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 8, 2013
Sörspecialista.hu Sötétebb aranysárga színe van és tiszta, mint a bárány lelke. Habja fehér, termetes, kemény, kitartó, ha a széle le is fogy, a közepén marad egy lakatlan sziget. Illatos, nagy szemű, édeskés szőlőt érezni az első szaglásra, amibe aztán keveredik egy kis akácvirág, citrus, boróka, égetett cukor és maláta. Megkóstolva olyan, mintha egy olyan grapefruitba kóstolnánk, amibe akácmézet öntöttek, citromfüvet metéltek, megfűszereztek, boróka bogyót is reszeltek rá és az egészet belefojtották volna amerikai komlóteába. Testes, kissé szirupos, közepesen pezsgős. Utóíze édeskésen és gyümölcsösen indul, de legvége könyörtelenül keserű és száraz. Tetszik, hogy keményen megvan a két vég, az édes és a keserű, méghozzá a vadabb fajtából. Erre aztán lehet zabálni!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
inbirraveritas (1196) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 4, 2013
Bottled. Pours a clear orenge golden with a stabile whipped creamy off-white head on its top. Smell of grapes and resin. Aroma has grapes, honey, florals and resin underpainted gently by alcohol. Syrupy, moderate sticky mouthfeel. Long and sweetbitter finish with warming alcohol and herbs, which leaves an orange peel liked aftertaste behind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmythespoon (438) - CYPRUS - FEB 2, 2013
Pours a dark orange with little head. Tropical fruity aroma. Well balanced malty sweetness with bitter finish. Ver nice beer.

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