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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
killerK (14) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 24, 2008
bottled. dark golden color with a small white head that laces the glass. distinctive west coast hopping give it an intriguing spiciness and zesty hop bite that balance well with the malt. really well done for an imperial. its tough to get enough attenuation with out the beer being too malty and almost syrupy. well done and a good example to other brewers.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5420) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2016
Bottled. As Imperial IPA. Small sample. The aroma has peach, resin, bread. Clear, copper coloured beer with a medium sized white head. The taste is moderate bitter with resiny sweetness, has tropical fruit, bread, citrus, pine. Medium-full bodied beer with average carbonation. Pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1708) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Tight meringue like foamy 2 finger+ head atop an only slightly hop-hazed honey orange brew... surprising spotty sticky lacing. Aroma is will rounded citric hops.. but without being too overdone... I could be getting a little caramel.. but my nose could be playing tricks on me. Flavor mirrors the aroma.. but with a background fruity hoppiness.. Amarillos? Big bitterness is balanced nicely with a light toasty malty body.. could use a little bit more pronounced hop flavor with maybe dialing down the bitterness a notch.. Bitterness cuts down on the drinkabilty for me.. . good viscosity and just enough carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8444) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2015
27/VII/15 - bottle from a trade @ holidays - BB: n/a (2015-1012)

Little hazy orange beer, big creamy yellowish irregular head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, pineapple, some strawberry, jam, honey, sweet, malty, some caramel. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet malty start, some honey, bitter, pineapple in a can with syrup. Aftertaste: nice bitterness, sweet malts, some caramel, bit sugary, exotic fruits still, some pineapple, passion fruits, bit resinous. Nice beer!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gustavofnd (217) - 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 (10492) - 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 (1416) - Beckley, USA - 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 (207) - - 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 cukierkw albo w syropie na kaszel. Tekstura: Gęste, treściwe, oleiste, ale nielepkie. Nie pozostawia osadw, ani ściągania. Rozgrzewa przełyk i gardło alkoholem. Nasycenie Średnie. Goryczka: Bardzo wysoka, ale intensywnie skontrowana słodem. Zalega stosunkowo krtko. Pijalność: Średnio-wysoka. Kolejne piwo, przed ktrym można bić pokłony. Feria egzotycznych zapachw 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, ktre nieco ułatwia odbir 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 (22073) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 (2842) - 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 (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
Bona cervesa, s bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.


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