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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2013
On tap at Kraftwork with Vinny. Pours pale golden with a small ring of white head and spotty lace. Aroma of melon, mango, and grassy/oniony notes. Medium bodied, especially for the 9% ABV. Taste is oniony up front with a good amount of sugary, melony notes in the finish. Alcohol is well-concealed initially, but shows up fairly prominently in the finish. Good beer, but I'm a little leery of double IPAs anymore, as they are almost always far too sugary for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3308) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2013
On tap at Blue Monkey, pours slighlty hazed golden with large bubbled white head. Notes of cheesy hops, chardonay, booze, sugar, pine, mango, kiwi, smelled like a berliner as it warmed. Very overrated in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5451) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 Draft at Pony Bar HK. Pours a hazy golden body with nice thin white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is super dank & fresh herb - dominated by this earthy, piney herb flavor. Mouthfeel is medium and incredibly refreshing with notes of pine, fresh grapefruit, herb, and additional citrus fruits backing. Light melon and malt in the finish which balances the pine/herbal character perfectly. Overall, a super herbal-dank focused IPA that drinks super easy and refreshing - especially considering the higher abv. One of the best Victory offerings to date.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
EithCubes (5000) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Growler from JC’s. Clear, bright yellow-golden with a soapy bright white head. Nose explodes with beautiful muskmelon, cantaloupe, and grape -- there’s tremendous potential in this pairing of newish Mosaic and experimental hop #483, the dwarf hop used in FF’s Sandy and Lagunitas’ Filmore, neither of which I’ve had. In the mouth it’s strongly bitter and semi-dry with a lush, creamy mouthfeel and a prickle of [grapefruit] rindy astringency, soft medium body. Aforementioned fruity notes with tangerine, faint pepper and mild kiwi, pine. Alcohol suppression is masterfully done. Has a decent malt underbelly and a bready finish and aftertaste, though those beautiful hops linger, as well. A little oily and very juicy. Utterly clean and refreshing, dangerously quaffable despite the size. If you can get this fresh, by all means get some; seems like a look into the future of brewing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3444) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
City Tap House, Philadelphia tap ($6): Pours a nice copper colour with a white head. Aroma is pine and a bunch of citrus. Nice malty backbone. Really well-balanced. Hoppy, but not brutally so. Bitterness kept in check. Resinous fo sho. Not too much astringency. Excellent. Too bad I had to rush drinking this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3109) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
pours a clear pale yellow with a medium head...good lacing. aroma has lots of citrus...grapefruity spice...and some kiwi and melon notes. flavor follows suit and adds a bit of resinous pine but not so much the it dominates the fruity notes. mouthfeel is medium and lively with a spicy grapefruit/kiwi dry finish that lingers to resinous.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (2868) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2013 Liberty Bell Ringer version: Clear golden-orange body, nice sized white head, soapy lacing. Perfumey grapefruit, citrus and pine. Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation, assertive bitterness,. Fairly refreshing. Impressed.


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