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Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
To our hop ranchers, who coax and cultivate our enticing and flavorful hops, we raise this glass. Selecting the finest varieties in their natural, whole flower form, we craft our Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale, as a celebration of their successes. Pungent, floral and intense, this represents America’s best, in every relaxing sip.

Composition:
Malt: Pilsner
Hops: Mosaic and Azacca
ABV: 9.0%
Flavor
This powerful brew features full, juicy hop character, while expressing notes of mango, pineapple and the pleasantly sharp, biting edges of tart citrus fruit.
Food Pairings Hot wings, curry, bold cheeses
Availability
Winter seasonal available in 12oz. bottles and on draft.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1155) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2015
Top notch. Strong hoppy aroma. Good color and mouthfeel. As expected, typically strong west coast IPA with lingering bitterness that slightly overshadowed the malt base.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1355) - Chester, Vermont, USA - APR 16, 2015
Golden in the glass with an off white head. Aroma is tangy citrus and floral hoppiness. Light mouthfeel, a bit sticky. Juicy pineapple, orange pith, some light biscuit, and flutter of booze on the finish. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1208) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2015
Clear gold pour, small white head. Aroma is fresh, floral and grassy... but ultimately not much there. Flavor is big citrus, caramel, flowers, sweet... hop forward yet well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (402) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottled (unknown date). Pours pale color, with big frothy white head, lots of effervescence and lots of sediment floating around. Similar in color to their session IPA. Aroma is dank hops, big lemon citrus, and some light pineapple, mango tropical fruits going on, slight resin character. Flavor is tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, lots of biscuit malt mixed in throughout, and a slight dankness. Flavor is way better than aroma. Good body on it, too. Booze is noticeable, not up in your face, but you know it’s there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3775) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 11, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy gold pour with a fluffy white head. Heavy tropical fruit and pine aroma. Lots of citrus, mango and some grapefruit. Flavor is very much the same. Lots of pineapple and mango with a heavy pine backbone. Finishes fruity but lightly bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2975) - California, USA - APR 5, 2015
5 Apr 2015, bottle. bright yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. nose is pineapple and lemon citrus, slightly sweet and moderately bitter. thin body and moderately fizzy. really good! tropical fruit, light lemon bitterness, moderately sweet. very refreshing and tasty! i could drink a lot of this!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (264) - Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2015
A snifter on tap at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro in Beltsville, MD. Appearance has a foamy, off-white head but golden color. Aroma is fresh hops with some tasty bread notes, with some fruit. Taste is similar but with some good bitterness and pop. Palate was thin. Overall, pretty good, definitely could drink again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisFields (91) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Pours golden with a thick foamy head. Aroma is sharp pine needle and citrus. Flavors of tangy grapefruit and sweet mango. Alcohol is present but masked. Less bitter than expected and has a nice dry finish. Full body with a slight oily characteristic. Overall an excellent IIPA. Very well balanced. Victory knows their hops.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2390) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Wow, what a beer! Appearance is a large, fluffy, foamy, off-white head that lasts a long time, lots of lace, and a clear light yellow color. Aromas are fresh hops, fresh baked bread, malt, a little fruit. Flavor’s are similar to nose, perfect balance between bitter, sweet, and tang. Excellent body. Slight medicinal aftertaste from hop. Super easy drinking beer.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2406) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Really outstanding nose, with juicy pineapple and something else tropical. Appearance is meh with a pale color, a bit of haze, and no head. Taste is average DIPA, a bit citrus dominated, a touch of tropical. Smooth, decent. Thanks for the bottle Bob!


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