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RATINGS: 597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Good beer, nothing special. Pours dark yellow, slight head. It’s piney, but without much distinction, finished a little sticky and dry. Good, not great.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gustavofnd (54) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOV 16, 2014
Excelente cerveja. É uma ipa forte e muito saboroso. Tomei no empório alto de pinheiros. Vale muito tomar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"well balanced, strong and bitter, but something is lacking for this to be near the TOP. solid effort from AV...this beer is nothing like hop otin...maybe different styles of hops? full and chewy."

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (512) - - OCT 7, 2014
cloudy amber color; lots of citrus hop aroma; bold, assertive hop character; very citrusy – lots of Northwest hops, but well-balanced with a malty background

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SzopPiwosz (161) - - AUG 27, 2014
Zapach z butelki: Intensywny żywiczno-tropikalny. Piana: W kolorze złamanej bieli, drobnopęcherzykowa, dość obfita, łatwo powstaje. Opada w średnim tempie. Ostatecznie redukuje się do kilkumilimetrowego dywanika, bardzo ładnie oblepia szkło. Kolor: Jasnobursztynowy, piwo klarowne. Zapach: Intensywny, żywiczno-tropikalny, bardzo słodki, nektarowy. Nuty ziołowo-cytrusowe przenikają się z estrowymi gruszkami. Pierwsze skrzypce grają jednak owoce tropikalne w typie marakui i ananasa. Smak: Bardzo pełne, mocno podbudowane słodowo. Dość słodkie, alkoholowość jak w nadzieniu ziołowych cukierków albo w syropie na kaszel. Tekstura: Gęste, treściwe, oleiste, ale nielepkie. Nie pozostawia osadów, ani ściągania. Rozgrzewa przełyk i gardło alkoholem. Nasycenie Średnie. Goryczka: Bardzo wysoka, ale intensywnie skontrowana słodem. Zalega stosunkowo krótko. Pijalność: Średnio-wysoka. Kolejne piwo, przed którym można bić pokłony. Feria egzotycznych zapachów powaliła mnie na łopatki. Mocarna goryczka (100 IBU według strony browaru) jest świetnie zbalansowana słodową treściwością. Przy każdym łyku czuć, że jest to piwo znaczącego kalibru gatunkowego, jest bardzo szlachetne w odbiorze. Do tego należy pamiętać o przyjemnej konsystencji i wysyceniu, które nieco ułatwia odbiór intensywnego smaku, łagodząc jego agresję. Zdecydowanie napaliłem się na inne piwa z tego browaru. To chyba najlepsze piwo, jakie do tej pory piłem. Piwo zakupiłem w warszawskiej Piwonii za około 15 zł.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draught at Birreria Paradiso. Dark golden color, islands of head, great lacing. Aroma of feet. Taste has lots of herbs, a bit odd and unbalanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (826) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle, 355 ml from Za Popent, Ljubljana. Pours hazy orange with medium white head. Sweet malty, fruit hoppy aroma and flavor. Hoppy bitter finish. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1490) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yy0pp (620) - - JUN 28, 2014
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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mateuszk (231) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours yellow orange with lasting white head. In aroma hoppy - floral, citrus, pine. In taste big hoppy bitterness with great malty back. Medium carbonated, full bodied. Great IIPA!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (555) - 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.


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