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Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

Malt: Pilsner
Hops: Mosaic and Azacca
ABV: 9.0%
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
Winter seasonal available in 12oz. bottles and on draft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2722) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, bright golden yellow color with a one finger pillowy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down. Dank, floral aroma with earthy pine and fresh cut grass countered by tropical fruit sweetness and a pale malt backbone. There’s a subtle onion/summit presence along with fresh buds, pine sap and spruce tip. The grassy character really stand out before being countered by hints of grapefruit, pineapple, and citrus rind as it warms. Decent pale malt presence that doesn’t interfere with the juicy hop profile giving off notes of bread, biscuit, cracker and faint light fruit. The nose could have a bit more tropical/citrus fruit character in my opinion but otherwise this beer is uber fresh and smells pretty good at this point. Medium body with a blast of dank, sticky hops providing the perfect amount of dry bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a dry finish. The hop profile is very complex with resinous oils, earthy, grassy pine, tropical/citrus fruit sweetness and scallion/onion-y, summit-like flavors. Really well balanced with a stronger tropical/citrus fruit character than the nose hinted at and delicate pale malts countering the earthy bitterness. Hints of grapefruit, mango, pineapple and lemon peel followed by subtle biscuit and graham cracker flavor. The ABV is excellently masked with no heat to speak of. Dangerously drinkable which is surprising considering this beer’s complexity. One of the better IPAs I’ve had in some time. This beer destroys DirtWolf in my opinion and is up there with some of the best batches of Stone Enjoy By. I haven’t been a big fan of most of Victory’s IPAs but I highly recommend seeking this beer out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle:   Bright straw, moderate to large frothy white head, fairly nice lacing.   Semi-sweet yet hoppy nose.   Similar on the tongue, sweeter than others, and not all that hoppy.   Expected it to be a bit bigger, but its fairly soft, yet still quite delicous.   Hoppy, bitter, semi-sweet, almost seems like a regular IPA to me.   I dunno, maybe I am biased with my west coast IPAs seeming to be like east coast IIPAs.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean crisp hoppy finish.   Well made beer, perhaps a 1˝ IPA, but doesnt seem like a full Double IPA.   Still very enjoyable tho!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1334) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Clear golden Amber thin white head; aroma is very mild grain; flava is sweet malt touch of alcohol and hops; feels medium silky; finishes dry hoppy mildly bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grapefruit, and grass. Flavor was bold and hoppy with citrus, pine, sweet malts, pineapple and had some grapefruit bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
[7117-20150304] Tap. Mild vanilla soapy toasted grains aroma. Clear, yellow body with no lasting head. Smooth vanilla cedar planks flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Birch & Barley, Washington, DC)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4940) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Poured a darker orange color from the tap with aromas of light booze, caramel, and some citrus. Flavors were the same with some cloying sweetness, light booze and a a touch of pine, decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
polo_marco (43) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Beer smelled and looked great nice filtration on it to make it crystal clear but the flavors quite boozee with is not what I am looking for in an IPA but it does finish quite smooth but still find my self looking for that great pine hop flavor that never makes it through the malt not a fan sorry

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1368) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a burnt orange color with a white head. Hop, citrus, floral and biscuit aroma. Mango, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, floral, hop and biscuit flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Citrus finish. Past best by date but still delicious, no oxidation or undesirable flavors noticed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Draft at the Woodward Theater. Pours a cloudy gold color with a small white head that settles into a ring and leaves some spots of film. Notes of citrus fruits, sweet malts, resin, pineapple, mango, melon, grass, and pine. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. Really good imperial IPA; another winner from Victory.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2015
9% alcohol for under $3.01!!! This beer is a tribute to the hop farmers of the world.

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