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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4220) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
12 oz. bottle. It pours a pale yellow gold color with a nice white head. The aroma is fresh citrus, grass, papaya and pineapple. Pretty juicy and hoppy. The flavor has more spicy hop character, but still very juicy and tropical as well. Low bitterness and solid carbonation. Not much maltiness except for some light sweet bread and honey notes. The finish is floral and spicy with some orange. Very nice stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
2015-03-04. Dark yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is mild with a good amount of vanilla, cedar and a touch of hops. Is this barrel aged? Flavour is lightly bitter with a sweet fruity hop character. Lightly woody undertones. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Not what I was expecting, and not entirely to my tastes. On tap at Birch & Barley, Washington DC.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (226) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Aroma: grass, floral, floral, Appearance: pale gold, hazy, minimal head, Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
butter14 (9) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2015 does not count
Mild hop aroma with a hint of copper. creamy blanket of head that stays firmly on top of the beer that does not dissipate. Hazy amber in color. Expect some residual sweetness with medium body. Hop forward taste that goes a bit overboard on the IBUs. Expect a spicy bitterness that lingers. Not as balanced as some other DIPAs I’ve tried. Overall, a decent DIPA that goes a bit overboard on the bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2247) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle at home while visiting Jacksonville. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Aroma has mango, orange, light veg, overripe fruits... Medium body, light to medium carbonation. Lightly sticky, with light caramel, mango, orange, pine, light woody resin, grapefruit, toast... Nice balance, tasty but a touch sweet for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3958) - - MAR 9, 2015
bottle. hazy light gold with sediment. fruity passionfruit and mango aromas. a tropical hop flavored 2ipa. very smooth with a fullish body that relies on the abv to dry out the palate. they used these hop varieties well to bring out the best flavors in each.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle@ trailer tasting. Clear golden color with white head. Citrusy, dank, green hop, herbal aromas. Medium bodied. Green, pine sap, herbal, dry bitter hop flavors with a lightly sweet pale maltage___drying finish----good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bkurtz (1006) - PERU - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle - Pours a clear amber/golden with a fairly big, creamy head with some lacing. Orange and mango aromas. Good mouth feel, juicy. Well balanced with citrus, mango and pine notes. Starts with citrus, then sweetness, finishing with some bitterness. Good beer that does not show the 9%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (5291) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Good mix of hops and malt here. Booze well tempered. Comes together very well. Pours golden blonde with good head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Hint of florals. Tap at Birch and Barley.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CVBis007 (54) - - MAR 4, 2015
Pours light for an IPA, and as an imperial I would call it an albino. The sweet grassy and floral aroma was enticing, but I found the aroma didn't translate to any substantial flavor and it felt bitter and medicinal on the tongue.


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