Normally, I quite enjoy the beers of the Anderson Valley Brewing Company. Really enjoy their Boont Amber, Deep Ender’s Porter, and Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout. All are fine examples of California Beer Brewing.
But, boy I did not like this 20th Anniversary Imperial IPA.
It’s an OK Imperial India Pale Ale. Not particularly out there in hoppiness or strength.
The place where it falls completely down, to me, is the smell.
It is completely and overwhelmingly yeasty.
But the weird part is it doesn’t smell like beer yeast. Instead, it smells like the Red Star Active Dry Yeast you would normally use for making bread.
This was definitely a “no thank you helping” type beer for me.