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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (6914) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2016
Clear beautiful golden with a nice tight thin white head. Lovely citrus pith forward nose with bitter dank pine and a certain earthy acidity. Surprisingly smooth and quaffable semisweet body that’s a little too dangerously easy to put down. But full of lovely pale and caramel malts, nice grassy citrus peel, a light orange zest bitterness, and a semisweet citrusy hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5638) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2016
12oz bottle pours out golden topped with a sand head. nose is grassy tropical hops some spice and a bread malt. Taste is more of a citrus mango fruit hop and a caramel sweetness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malin_aiisa (721) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
At rattle n hum Clear, golden, white head Aroma of yeast weak Taste bitter, almond, sweet. Not my taste

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
finol (2974) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
Draught in flight at Rattle n hum. Pours amber. Alcoholic double ipa with a taste of orange zest and grapes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2165) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Golden pour, huge head. Aroma is floral and sweet. The flavor is sweet with not as much hops as I expected. It has a very piney flavor with some alcohol coming through. Balanced pretty well. It’s good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1670) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2016
10Oz draft at the Anchor, Kingston. Yeah, this is dangerous. Mellower hops, not biting at all. rounded and smooth.. Bright golden in the tiny Lagunitas quasi ball jar beer glass thingy. Meep!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (606) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass from Julio’s Liquors. Aroma is pineapple/tropical fruits and citrus, faint pine/spruce and corn chip. Appearance is slightly hazy greenish yellow with fluffy white head with decent retention, beautiful sparkle and nice sudsy lacing. Taste is moderately sweet pineapple/tropical fruits dominating with late mild bitterness. Palate is medium bodied with sticky texture, lively carbonation and mix of sweet and bitter finish. Overall, superior complexity of aroma and appearance with above average taste and palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (17295) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2016
Draught at Blind Tiger, NYC. Clear golden bet with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy citrus flavor, grass, glue notes. Hoppy pine and citrus flavor, caramel, warming alcohol, grapes, again slightly artificial close to glue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (15436) - 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 (1978) - 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.


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