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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

Malt: Pilsner
Hops: Mosaic and Azacca
ABV: 9.0%
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
Winter seasonal available in 12oz. bottles and on draft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1505) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2015
Clear gold pour, small white head. Aroma is fresh, floral and grassy... but ultimately not much there. Flavor is big citrus, caramel, flowers, sweet... hop forward yet well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (673) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015 Bottled (unknown date). Pour into a tulip. Pale color, with big frothy white head, lots of effervescence and lots of sediment floating around. Similar in color to their session IPA. Aroma is dank hops, big tangerine, mango, peach, papaya, big tropical fruit citrus, some light pineapple, slight resin character. Flavor is lots of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, lots of biscuit malt mixed in throughout, and a slight dankness. Flavor is way better than aroma. Good body on it, too. Booze is noticeable, not up in your face, but you know it’s there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 11, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy gold pour with a fluffy white head. Heavy tropical fruit and pine aroma. Lots of citrus, mango and some grapefruit. Flavor is very much the same. Lots of pineapple and mango with a heavy pine backbone. Finishes fruity but lightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3571) - California, USA - APR 5, 2015
5 Apr 2015, bottle. bright yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. nose is pineapple and lemon citrus, slightly sweet and moderately bitter. thin body and moderately fizzy. really good! tropical fruit, light lemon bitterness, moderately sweet. very refreshing and tasty! i could drink a lot of this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (433) - Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2015
A snifter on tap at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro in Beltsville, MD. Appearance has a foamy, off-white head but golden color. Aroma is fresh hops with some tasty bread notes, with some fruit. Taste is similar but with some good bitterness and pop. Palate was thin. Overall, pretty good, definitely could drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisFields (98) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2638) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2640) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3355) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Seannpc (94) - - 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

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