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RATINGS: 593   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Anderson Valley Imperial IPA ].
Clear medium to dark orange colour with a small large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, mango, mandarin. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120724]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours almost clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is pinewood and grapefruity. Pinewood, dry hoppy and solid bitter into a dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 7/28/2009 Total Score: 3.8
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small yellowish head. Pinewood and grapefruity hops aroma. Sweet caramelish and mild hops flavoured, smooth hops flavours and nicely balanced. Sweet and hops fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of hops and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, and hops, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.
Earlier Rating: 7/15/2009 Total Score: 3.5
Bottled. A reddish amber beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, caramel, and spicy hops. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops lending it both notes of spices and citrus fruits, combined with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a very bitter finish. The alcohol is felt slightly on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Clear amber golden with a creamy yellowish head leaving broad curtains of lacework. Sweetish aroma of burned caramel rather than hops. Quite full-bodied with sweet burned caramel and a lightly spicy edge from the hops without ever being overly bitter. 250709

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle at Alex. Cloudy golden coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and grass with notes of caramel and bread. Fruity flavour of hops, pine needles, caramel and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2012
Draught@Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some caramel and mild grassyness. Flavour is crystal malts, herbs, spices, some mild toffee, sweet fruits and mild alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2012
Bottled at Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Hazy pale amber, small head. Intense salty grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet, full bodied with clean rounded mouthfeel. Solid malt base, dried apricot with lots of heavily salted grapefruit. Long bitter finish with some salmiak. Very concentrated.
Earlier Rating: 4/9/2009 Total Score: 3.1
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear deep amber, rich creamy head. Perfumy gooseberry aroma Sweet and full bodied with some caramel and syrup. Heavy swety orangey hops leads to a massive biterness. Warming alcohol is evident throughout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2011
Draft @ SBWF2011. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit citrus aroma. Fruity sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
Earlier Rating: 1/11/2009 Total Score: 3.6
Draft @ AVBC, Boonville, CA. Pours a deep golden color with a small off-white head. has a malty floral hoppy aroma with hints of pine and citrus. Sweetish malty bitter hoppy flavor with hints of pine and citrus. Has a sweetish malty bitter hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle from Firefly, Vancouver
Hazy amber color; medium sized head. Very nice aroma: malt, caramel, crystal malt, light bread, very light earthy touch and vague fruitiness. Semi-sweet mouthfeel, with very good caramel and toffee flavor; strong fruity hopping, also resiny. Very good.
Earlier Rating: 7/12/2009 Total Score: 3.9
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Amber color; big solid head. Nice piney hop aroma, sweet caramel and some grass. Good body strength, good caramel flavor, sweetish, with a oily hopping; the alcohol is quite warming. Good, powerful, not memorable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2012
11th September 2010
Clear amber beer. Short lived white head. Light crisp palate. Slightly creamy sweet orange start, rapidly turns bitter! Grapefruit, aniseed and minerals. Bitter finish with repressed tropical fruits. Pretty decent IIPA.


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