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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (14055) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2016
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours almost clear golden colour with a mid-sized most good lasting white head. Aroma of intense bitter grassy hops, hints of tropical fruits. Taste of intense bitter hops, pale malt, grass, mild tropical fruits, great stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (1964) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Clear pale golden pour, frothy head and good lacing. Strong aroma of grain / pilsner malt. Intensely grainy and sweet. Strong fruity presence...pineapple, tropical fruits, melons. This is my favorite flavor profile for an IPA. I like melon notes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrik (532) - - MAR 10, 2016
Flarra. Rätt Klar ljus färg. Doftar Apelsin å nysågad enplanka. Smakar fan apelsin rejält ockdå sen kommer tydlig smak av pilsner och mjöl. Mycket mjöl i eftersmaken ??. Ja färsk flaska men här ingen höjdar Dipa.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (1427) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 4, 2016
(Thanks, Shawn "MacBoost") Bottle. A- Pine, cat pee, straw. A- Golden color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Pine, bitter. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter dry finish. O- Victory made me love a good pils so I thought maybe they would make me finally love a good dipa. Sadly not. It was really a well done beer but just not right for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (844) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Pours a clear, light golden yellow, with full, thick, lasting head. Aroma marked by hops, some citrus, a certain grassiness. Doesn’t really smell like an IPA--more like a pilsner. Flavor is very fruity. Lots of tropical flavors and a distinct sharp finish, again not like the usual IPA. Interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2016
12 oz single bottle from the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Enjoy By: 07 MAY 2016, so this is probably almost 4 months old, assuming 6 months for enjoyment. Clear golden appearance with a small, fluffy white head that lingers and laces up the glass. Aroma of juicy hops, tropical fruits, zesty citrus and light must with a hint of onion/garlic. Similar flavor, sharp and resinous with a slight hint of alcohol. Light sweetness and medium to heavy bitterness that lasts all the way through to the finish. Medium plus body with a light dry feel. This is still drinking pretty well, but I’d like to try a freshie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (778) - Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2016
This is a very good imperial IPA. It pours bright yellow with a good bit of carbonation and a lot of foam that leaves a stubborn lace. The aroma is pine and citrus hops and lemon. The flavor is bright, juicy, and crisp. A little bit of the 9% ABV comes through on the exhale. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2970) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2016
0,355 l bottle citrus, pineapple, Mango, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1390) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Sampled from a bottle in a large tulip glass, this ale had a light gold-orange pour with some haze and gave a one finger white cover that receded to a nice ring and splatter of bubbled islands that covered most of the top of the beer, the nose had aromas of floral, grapefruit and orange citrus hops with light toasted malt, and some bread notes, candy and malt sweetness, the hops had a faint herb note to them, the flavors were light bready malt, grapefruit, orange and spice hops, malt and candy like sweetness, the finish had a good medium hop spice bitterness that hung on for a bit, light malt, and a little bread like sweetness, the mouth feel was medium or a touch more, it was creamy and had soft to average carbonation, this was a ok drink.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (1205) - USA - FEB 20, 2016
Golden color with a large white head. Aroma is intense, somewhat floral hops. Flavor if bright hops with a mild astringent bite. Finish is a little sweet.


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