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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2008
Bomber. Pours clear dark gold, with a thick and lacy off-white head. Fruit and a bit of grapefruit in the nose. Kinda light on the aroma, not in the "I can hardly wait to taste this" league. Medium-full body and light carbonation. Some caramel and fruit in the taste. Pine-bitter and flowery finish. I could do with more citrus from beginning to end. My wife tried a sip. Her verdict: "Stinky, with a bad aftertaste." But that’s her verdict on many IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2665) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 17, 2008
Bottle. A hazy golden amber color with a white head. A citrus, grapefruit, strong pine and caramel aroma. Intensely bitter with a liquid hop feel. Slightly sweet with a dry pine finish. Quite nice and full bodied with a good malt profile

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2008
I was pretty excited for this brew. With that stated, I was rather unimpressed. Aroma of light grapefruit, inky florals, and cat pee. Pours a nice golden amber color with a nice lasting head. . Flavors of some pretty sweet toffee and caramel, pine, inky florals, and more litter box - if it tastes like it smells. Something was odd here and it seemed a little out of whack. I know there was more malt than I usually like in my IIPA’s, but that was not it. Oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2008
Bottle: Golden orange color with a nice sandy head. Aroma is sweet and caramel filled with some citrus hops. Lots of sweetness in the flavor profile; plenty of caramel. The hops are not playing much of a prominent role. Thanks to Buckdich for sharing this anniv. ale treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (998) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
Tried this at the PP Bottle Shop while tasting with wetherel and Sean. Hazy golden color and some white bubblies, with a powerful floral aroma with grapefruit citrus and pine. Good balance with the malt character; the resiny hops stay at the front at all times. Almost tastes like dry-hopped. Plenty of carbonation in the finish, with a lingering green character. Overall pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5644) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 9, 2008
Pretty good stuff. Strong and hoppy and agressive. Maybe I would’ve liked it a bit more if I didn’t already have a slight headache when I began the beer. And this beer certainly didn’t help it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2008
Bottle: Copper bronze, thick white head and nice white lacing. Nose of amarillo and chinook, sharp bitter rind and melon notes along with....cheddar? Flavor is sweet, plenty of malt, light bitterness and a cloying mouthfeel. Piney finish. Decent, too sweet though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2008
Bottle, Merritt Is Throwdown. Warm gold color. Smells like eucalyptus and freshly mowed lawn, tastes like fallen leaves in the forest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dhrjericho (66) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2008
22 oz bomber. Aroma had a hint of wheatiness and malt. Decent hoppy flavor that was maltier than it was citrusy. Not very intense for a Imperial IPA but solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2008
Courtesy of Oakes. Pours a clear copper amber, with a small off white head. Smells of some decent juicy hops, with some malt present as well. A little grapefruit citrus in there too. The flavor had a really big malt presence I thought, which created the hop bitterness in the finish. Not as piney or fruity, but more bitter.Pretty decent IIPA, had some good flavor and not just a hop bomb.

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