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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2085) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Citra-like nose, bitter fruit aromas, with some light shoe polish. Very pale straw color. Lemony, with tartness and solid hopping, sweet apples infused with citrus notes. Thin-medium body. Tasty, Big on sweetness and fruity hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6332) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle. Tropical fruit nose, mango, a bit stinky, orange. Dry berries. Sweet biscuity flavor, citrus, pineapple, flowery and tart. Light, soft carbonation, smooth. Original and unique.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Slight hazy yellow pour w/ white head. Aroma is dank hops beckoning you to take a drink. So tasty, dank hops, sweetness, floral, not overbearing. Nice malt base balancing it all out. Lacing shown on each and every sip taken.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (1678) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 27, 2014
at a tasting, thanks Tom, small bubbly head, quiteclear gold yllow colour, aroma of pomello, tropical fruits and herbs, grapefruit bitterness mellow and not too heavy, biscuity maltiness and a light fruity sourness in the back, quite light for a DIPA. Nice and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (971) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours thick yellow with a creamy head. Aroma is stinging alcohol. Flavor is sharp bitter with not much balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2014
Hazy yellow with medium white head. Aroma grassy hops, floral. Medium body. Not much alcohol. Flavor up front on the sweet side, citrus/malt character. Finish mildly bitter herbal hops. Not typical for a DIPA, but pretty drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks Tom L. Pours yellow hazy with a nice head, aroma of grass, olives, vanilla, sweetness, flavor is bitter with vanilla, olives, pomelo, melon, medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (507) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2014
On tap at Timberwood Grill. Color is hazy and reminiscent of watered down iced tea, sort of odd for an IPA. Pleasant but not particularly strong aroma. Flavor is really interesting and quite delicious, creamy, grassy and floral, notes similar to elderflower tea. Smooth and full palate with a nice tangy finish. Great beer but not very typical for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2014
This is a solid brew. It hides the alcohol very well. However, it smells of noble hops, and the taste confirms it. Dry. If I were to taste this blind, I’d swear it was an imperial pilsner. I could go on an out this beer, because my wife and I discussed it at length, but I won’t. Suffice to say we’re surprised this is called an imperial IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewMichaelZ (60) - - APR 11, 2014
Pours light gold with an off-white soft foamy head which laces in the way down. Fruit all over the nose with grassy overtones. Light body with medium carbonation. Drinks bitterly smooth with mild maltiness and abundant hops. A solid IPA though nowhere near some if the other top dogs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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