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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7963) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Well, this is art. A soft, approachable, full-flavored and aromatic IPA that happens to clock in at 9%? How’d they do that? This is delicious. Mango and pineapple, most certainly. Great hop choices in here. Wonderful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - MAY 5, 2015
I LERNT THAT HOP RANCHES ARE TEH PLAYCE THEY GROW HOPS WITCH IS HOW YOU MAKE A PLINY OR OTHER PLINY-sTILED BEER. (I aM A HUGED PLINY DEVOTEY, LET ME TELL YOU!!!!!] THIS WON HAD FLAYVERS OF DIRT AND HORSE AND PLANT AND UTHER RANCH THINGS. I DID NOT TAYSTE N E CHICKINS IN IT BUT ITS" PROBABLY IN THERE SUMWHERE OR OTHER iF ITS FARM/slashRANCH BEER. THE ALKOHOL IS ALMOST ENUF FOR GOOD BRANE DAMAGES FOR DISREMEMBURING WH*RES AND THINGS LIKE THEM, BUT I STIL HALF SOME VERY DARK THOUGHT OF THAT KIND! BE CARFULL WITH WOMANS WHEN YOUR DONT’ HALF N E PLINYS!!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5360) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle - hazy gold - fairly thick lace - nose of sweet pineapple, mango, orange, plus some moderate alcohol, some grassy hoppiness - soft carbonation a flavor is a bit peppery and a bit alcoholic, but only mildly so - fairly clean malt character - fairly sweet, but with assertive enough bitterness to balance - a little chalky on the back end, with a bit of aspirin character - moderate tropical flavors - a bit of alcohol heat on the tail end - okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Golden beer with a cream head. Summer fruit and earth aroma with light grapefruit. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and summer fruit lingers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rblib2 (25) - - APR 21, 2015
Juicy tart stonefruit burst with a crisp lingering bitterness. Flavor is semi sweet and full bodied. Outstanding!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1389) - 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 (1357) - 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 (1350) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (574) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 Bottled (unknown date). Pour into a tulip. 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 tangerine, mango, peach, papaya, big tropical fruit citrus, some light pineapple, slight resin character. Flavor is lots of 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 (3863) - 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.


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