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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2887) - 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 (3800) - 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 (2165) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichieBoy (41) - Getzville, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Appearance is pale straw with visible particles floating. It poured a foamy white two-finger head that dissipated to 1/2 finger and left moderate lacing. Aroma was sweet malts and citrus & floral hops. Taste had an initial bitterness but quickly turned to citrus hops. Crisp, smooth mouthfeel with light carbonation. Overall a nice hoppy beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2008) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
gold pour, large white head that leaves a thick lacing coat. nose is faintly floral, elmers glue. moderate bitterness, some pale malt, hop flavors seem subdued just like the body.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Holy fuck this is good. Tropical fruit aroma flavor of grapefruit tropical punch. Gets sweet at times but otherwise a beast of a brew

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1358) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Has a straw-yellow color lots of particles floating. A creamy, slushy head, though kind of slight. Thick lace. Aroma of canned pineapples, bubblegum (I’m getting that a lot lately), lemongrass, and strong citrusy hops dominating. The flavor is heavy pineapple hops. The grapefruit is muted. There is almost no malt balance to speak of, although it’s not a bad thing in this case. The citrus is strong with this one. The feel is slick and buttery. Do not drink immediately after brushing your teeth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2/8/2014. On tap. Light amber color with a white head. Hoppy and spicy aromas. Fruity flavors, light caramel, plenty of hops. Very good indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2999) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a straw yellow color with an aroma of pine, grapefruit, and mango. Floral flavor with grapefruit, lemon, and mango rounding out the flavor. Another great offering from Victory.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tikigoon (3) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
Incredibly light colored and light body for such a high alcohol content brew. Pleasing floral aroma with a slight hint of pineapple. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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