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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisFields (92) - 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 (2400) - 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 (2414) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2709) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2015
12 oz bottle with a BB May 2015 date stamp. Slightly hazy golden-amber body topped by a durable and creamy white head. Outstanding lacing with a near full coat sticking to the glass. Aroma: strong hops with hints of pineapple and citrus. Flavor: Seemed a bit too hopped for me at first sip, like many DIPAs, but I quickly adjusted to what now seemed like a rather well balanced flavor with only moderate bitterness. Still, will not appeal to people who are not fond of hops. Very good complexity with clear notes of tropical and citrus fruits, most notably the tropical fruits.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Seannpc (66) - - MAR 19, 2015
Floral and fruity aroma on this. Nice cloudiness with a light orange color. Lighter start with a fairly smooth finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
On tap @ The Cellar (Whittier). I was honestly surprised that this is as pale as it is. Nice. Smells like pineapple juice and grapefruit. Some peach, light mango, and maybe some sweet malt. A touch of booze on the finish. Flavor is big on the pineapple as well. A little on the sweet side, but it works okay. Decent bitterness of citrus and some subtle pine. Not bad for a bottled, nationwide, high boost IPA.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosco (217) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Amber yellow, off white head, runny lacing. Fruity citrus aroma. Woody, piney taste...not very tart and decent amount of bitterness. Ultra fine particulate in suspension. Best by: 4/25/15 Consumed on: 3/15/15 $2.49/12 oz bottle at Total Wine and More Boca Raton Florida

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinsenn (1357) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Bright citrus aroma. Taste is wonderfully balanced. Sweet honey and citrus fruits, with a bitter boozy finish. Excellent iipa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3844) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
12 oz. bottle. It pours a pale yellow gold color with a nice white head. The aroma is fresh citrus, grass, papaya and pineapple. Pretty juicy and hoppy. The flavor has more spicy hop character, but still very juicy and tropical as well. Low bitterness and solid carbonation. Not much maltiness except for some light sweet bread and honey notes. The finish is floral and spicy with some orange. Very nice stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
2015-03-04. Dark yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is mild with a good amount of vanilla, cedar and a touch of hops. Is this barrel aged? Flavour is lightly bitter with a sweet fruity hop character. Lightly woody undertones. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Not what I was expecting, and not entirely to my tastes. On tap at Birch & Barley, Washington DC.


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