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RATINGS: 389   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3291) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle at home courtesy of Boost, thanks man. Pour is clear golden with a big white head and great lacing. Lemony, grassy, slightly floral, soapy, mango, crackery, and biscuity aroma. Taste is orange, papaya, slightly grassy, sweet fruits, zippy, cracker, and biscuit with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Hard to believe this is 9% because it drinks much lighter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours straw gold, white head, decent retention/good lace. Aroma of catty, grassy, floral, citrus hops, pilsener malt. Taste is moderately bitter, super catty, grassy, citrus, light malt sweetness. Palate is dry, soft, oily, bitter finish. An odd beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5598) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft at Smoke and Barrel. Poured a clear golden color with a small fluffy white head. Aroma was some boozy malts, citrus, hop notes - pine. Flavor was pine resin notes, with some orange, citrus notes. Some alcohol heat here.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
12oz bottle. Pale yellow pour. Heavy aroma of hops resin. Hints of pineapple, the Mosaic hops really come through. It’s a strong beer, high ABV, heavy bodied. Harsh bite of hops. Flavor of heavy resin bitterness, some fruity esters of tropical fruits. It’s a big beer. (3970)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle
An excellent release from Victory caught my eye because of the name. It then proceeded to live up to all expectations. Best experienced as fresh as possible this truly lives up to the hop billing. I hope it becomes a seasonal if there is room in the schedule.

Aroma / Appearance - A golden caramel base shimmers with a light opaqueness. Fresh white head bobs on top like ice caps for a few minutes before subsiding. Sharp lemony hops, bright resin, and a tease of malts are crisp without being overly assertive.

Flavor / Palate - Citrus, lemon pledge, and a dry texture like the scent of polished furniture stick on the throat. A refreshing beer is as close to a sessionable imperial IPA as it gets. A typical Victory beer is well worth purchasing if you have time to drink it immediately.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
screigh (510) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours a clear straw color with lots of small floaties. Little to no head at all. Hoppy earthy aroma that I thought was mild. Big hoppy flavor with a berry like sweetness to the hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6510) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a hazy gold with a large semi-lasting frothy off-white head. Minimal lacing. Nice hoppy aroma, fruity, floral, citrusy, herbal and more along with sweet bready malt. Flavour’s just as good and just as hoppy, with those same aforementioned hops, backed by sweet malt and a long bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. A damn good DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2948) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. It pours a slightly hazy straw color. Aroma is hoppy and fruity with pineapple, grapefruit over a sweet malty backbone. Taste is quite sweet and fruity, with caramel malts and tropical hops. Slight booze kick. Full bodied with crisp carbonation. Decent, if a tad sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3961) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Pours a clear golden yellow with a thick, if not persistent, ivory head. Powerful, hoppy aroma can reach you from a good half meter away. Get closer, and a nice note of grapefruit makes its appearance. Boldly hoppy flavor has an equally bold fruity underpinning, which features not just grapefruit but also orange, banana and pineapple. Firm, smooth texture is quite viscous, if not real fizzy. Hop on down to the ranch for a crater!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2214) - USA - FEB 10, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2015 #1900 and thanks to Adrian! This had oodles of hops and a fresh, sweet aroma. Victory usually gives you a nice aroma. It is a little thin, and I thought there might have been some rice or wheat in here, but I guess it was just the pilsner malt. There is pine, orange, a dash of sulfur, and some lemony sourness too. The 9% ABV was another surprise. An interesting IPA.


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