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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!


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Aroma is floral and a little earthy on the hop side with plenty of sweett, bready and caramel malt. Appaearance- Pours deep gold with a generaous amount of frothy white head. Taste is sticky and sweet though not cloying. There is ome hop flavor but not as bitter as I would expect. Dries out a little at the finish. Overall- Balance tilted more toward the malt side although it has a nice hop character.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (451) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a orangish yellow hue with a small, off white head that leaves lacing on the way down. S- Smell is very hoppy, a bit floral, indistinct sweetness, caramel, maybe a little pineapple. T- Very malty, lots of light fruit, banana, pineapple, perhaps a bit of melon, with some grapefruity hops that balance the back end pretty well but are not anywhere near the level I expected. M- Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. D- This was a nice little DIPA that was definitely on the malty side. I would recommend it if it is easily obtainable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer aber schönen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig herb, fruchtig, tropische Früchte. Geschmack stark malzig bitter, fruchtig herb, minimal würzig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
Fra flaske 0,355l på Bishops Arms Kiruna 20 Apr 13. Mørk aprikosfarget. Høyt luftig skum med kniplingslacing. Skummet varer lenge. Litt uklar. Veldig god aroma av tørket frukt med innslag av plommer. Syrlig fruktsmak. Stikkelsbær. Behagelig tørr fruktig ettersmak som varer lenge.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2023) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
9/18/2010. From bottle. Aromas of malt, hops, caramel, citrus and spice. Some alcohol burn, but good balance of flavors and finish. Not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (1735) - 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 (1520) - 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 (268) - 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 (310) - 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 (959) - 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 (6130) - 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


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