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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 Americaís 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TXBadger (1552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Pine and floral hops on the nose; follows onto the palate. Lots of flowers on this, not really for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (573) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2014
Keg. Gold pour, thin head, aroma is pine, malt, tartness. Taste is citric, resin, smooth malt body. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Extremely light colored body, golden yellow and glassy clear, this has a very fine, bright white head. The beer looks delicate. It has a sexy, candy-like fruity hop aroma with a touch of acidic citrus. It smells thin in maltiness, but rich with an alcohol-laden hop punch. Itís very unique in the mouth. At first you think itís the alcohol, but then maybe bitterness... and then you may be convinced that itís simply an intense bouquet of hop flavor thatís by all means not shy. The hop flavor is filled with herbal, resinous, floral notes that really, really control the experience of the beer. It maintains its thin character throughout the drink, keeping a simple, but effective posture: deliver that delicate, but potent and floral hop bouquet void of any malty obstruction. It does it well. Classy, clean, and sexy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Excellent double IPA! The only problem I have with this beer is the sweetness. The hops get slightly overshadowed by the fruitiness and sweetness of the hops and malt. This is still a very delicious beer, though. The Hop Ranch poured a dark golden color with a very minimal head. The head left a small amount of lacing around the inside of the glass, as well. The nose was pretty well-balanced with notes of spicy and fruity hops, along with sweet malt and alcohol. The flavors were quite strong and the body was fairly thick for a double IPA. Again, the sweetness of the malt and fruitiness of the chosen hops out-weighed the sting of the hops. Donít get me wrong, thereís plenty of hops in this beer, but they are just too much in the background of the palate for my taste. This is certainly a sipping beer; not one to enjoy several glasses of over a single evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2589) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Noamís office. Thanks Tom L. Yellowish, clear with white film. Hoppy, green, white grapefruit and some guava aroma, light body, mild carbonation, bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njager246 (357) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Great citrus arome pineapple, the taste is very unique citrus with some grapes and sweet apples....A lot going on here... very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
roxtersoxter (347) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Pours hazy golden color with small white head out of bottle. Aroma of tropical fruits with citrus. Strong citrus flavor with finish of hops. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Citra-like nose, bitter fruit aromas, with some light shoe polish. Very pale straw color. Lemony, with tartness and solid hopping, sweet apples infused with citrus notes. Thin-medium body. Tasty, Big on sweetness and fruity hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle. Tropical fruit nose, mango, a bit stinky, orange. Dry berries. Sweet biscuity flavor, citrus, pineapple, flowery and tart. Light, soft carbonation, smooth. Original and unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Slight hazy yellow pour w/ white head. Aroma is dank hops beckoning you to take a drink. So tasty, dank hops, sweetness, floral, not overbearing. Nice malt base balancing it all out. Lacing shown on each and every sip taken.

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