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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1752) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Aroma of pine and grapefruit plus sweeter citrus and tropical fruit. Fresh-squeezed IPA?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3006) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle Sweet juicy mango, grapefruit, green onion, and spicy hops aroma. Slightly hazy yellow with a large white head, suspended yeast sediment. Sweet tropical fruit, citrus and oniony hops, light biscuity malt flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gimmethefunk (15) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Acquired as an extra via jdb288, Thanks Derek! Pours a medium-clear golden color, very clear for the style with a nice white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, and mangos and is very enjoyable. Taste is great with all kinds of citrus and pine coming through. Very little bitterness with lots of back end hoppy flavor, even my girlfriend liked this one and she is not a fan of bitter/hoppy beers. I would drink this all the time if possible.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1368) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Enjoy by: 05/24/14. A hazy straw pour with a thick off-white head. Resiny pine, grapefruits, zesty citrus rinds, apricots, light grass, and a subtle herbal quality feature in the aroma. Thin to medium-bodied on the way down. Lots of sweet caramel and a big bready maltiness start things off taste-wise. Plenty of vanilla in the middle. An ample amount of grapefruitiness, citrus rinds, peach juice, and some apricots at the end. A moderately dry finish. A little spice, some floral qualities, and some warming alcohol present from beginning to end. I expected more from this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
budznsudz (566) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Golden pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste is bitter with grapefruit and pine resin. Solid dipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3536) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Yellow gold color with a fizzy white head. Pinching hop nose with lots of mango and tropical fruit. This seems spicy with hops. Candied grapefruit, tropical fruit, apricot and some pine, all beating the crap out of some coarse bread malts. This is really hop juice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (1939) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
355 mL bottle. Pale banana Popsicle yellow with a small white head and a little sediment. Lime and a little pine in the nose. Definitely fresh hops in the flavour, and they range from earthy to floral to citric. Lotsa lemon. A hint of honey-sweet malt for balance. The alcohol is really what pushes this into IIPA land, and I wouldn’t guess that there is more than 6.5% in this. Refined and well constructed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours a clear golden straw color with a off white sticky foam lacing that coats my glass. There was minimal sediment, most was left in the bottle. The aroma was full of earthy & floral hops. I noticed crisp malt notes, soft booze, and a relaxed sweetness hiding in the background. There seems to be a slight scent from the yeast, a tad lemon like. In tasting I noticed a pleasant bitterness, with semi sweet and dry characters coming from the malts. I also picked up on a minimal citrus flavor. The finish was delightful making this a very drinkable beverage. Overall this is a well done imperial ipa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blorigan (1) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
Local watering hole just put it on tap. Nice drinking beer with with a good bite. To me it seems like a stronger heavier version if Summer Love...which is a favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4062) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Location: 12 oz bottle from Shop Rite - Hoboken, 3/25/14

Aroma: The aroma is lots of juicy hop (tropical and citrus) with some grass and pine notes
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow color with a bright white head and plus lacework
Flavor: The taste is mid-sweet, lots of fruity flavors, punchy, tart, and solidly bitter too
Palate: The body is medium, it has some stickiness, plus carbonation, and a mid-dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty nice one. If this beer were The Supremes, the tropical/citrus flavors are definitely Diana Ross. The rest of the components are just signing backup. All-in-all, it makes for a very juicy beer that blends the sweet, tart, and bitter flavors you get from this type of hop nicely.


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