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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Anderson Valley Brewing Company--20th Anniversary Imperial IPA--India Pale Ale--2008 Release--22 oz. Bottle--8.70% ABV--100+IBU’s? (4.95 / 5.0) IPA--Imperial--Mild lacy head. Clear thin bright dark gold color. Huge floral Cascade Hop front. Cloying sweet crisp rich creamy caramel butterscotch body. Balanced rich Hop spice mild citrus clean smooth end. Almost Perfect! Sampled 3/17/2008. $7.99 Each.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlberRueda (58) - - OCT 15, 2012
Espuma: Jabonosa, efervescente y abundante. De color blanco con burbujas en la parte superior. Color: Ambar, trasparente. Intensidad aromática: Muy alta. Aroma: Lúpulo, pino, albaricoque, cítricos (limón, naranja, pomelo...). Entrada en boca/amargor: Seca, muy amarga. El amargor es contínuo y creciente. Pica en la boca por el exceso de CO2. Resulta difícil de beber y es contundente porque tiene mucho cuerpo. Sabor: Pino, lúpulo, cítricos,nota terrosa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Prattatafish (1) - Boone, - FEB 17, 2012 does not count
I love IPAs, but they are sometimes so over hopped I can’t get past the first sip without sneezing or furrowing my brow in bitter, aromatic surprise. This beer is a stellar balance of flavor, finish, and feel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nik925 (742) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
I thought there was a hop shortage. Excellent hop bomb. Not to bitter with huge amounts of hops. Smell is awesome, but has odd bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - MAR 10, 2012
WOW davvero una imperial ipa con i controcazzi! Aromatica molto molto saporita, complessa, ti lascia un retrogusto buonissimo tra l’amaro il dolce dei malti. Bella anche da vedere! Divina!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FriarHop (121) - Long Beach, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 A very soapy, bitey, resiney hop flavor; extremely drinkable for just below 9% abv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
I really enjoyed this beer, seemed really well balanced, and very smooth for the strength. I bought four more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TriggerHappy (55) - Berlin, NORFOLK ISLAND - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 Piana szybko opada, zapach karmelowo-owocowy, goryczka alkoholowa, bardzo pijalne, polecam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
What 1st strikes you is the color. Like amber from ancient tree sap. Almost ruby. Aroma is ok, woody and dark hops. The flavor is where this beer really impressed me. Layers of stuff going on, intense, balanced and dense with weight and complexity to it that I haven’t experienced in any other recent Imperial IPA’s. My rating is higher than most but I think this beer needed some time to come around and put on weight, much like a wine. Will have to get more and try one in a year and see if it continues to get better.

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