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RATINGS: 454   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.


radio_nowhere's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radio_nowhere (1343) - Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 Bottle into snifter glass, cloudy golden color with white head. Aroma of funky floral/fruity hops and slight pine note too. Taste is much more welcoming, very tropical fruit leaning (mango, pineapple) and some honey. Medium body, low carbonation, soft, cream, slick with smooth hoppy finish. I’ll admit the aroma was somewhat offputting with the funk but this IIPA more then makes up for it in taste, palate and finish. Great stuff.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1196) - Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours mostly clear golden with nice white head. Nose is grainy like a pilsner. Taste is sweet rye bread and sweet hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrus86 (308) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2016
BOTTLE. Clear straw pour with quick fading foam white head.. Soft hoppy nose, floral notes and some orange.. Subtle fruity hops through out, slight sweet malt in middle, going back to crisp hop finish, a touch thin.. Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drmet (705) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2016
L: -pours a clear golden with a small,quickly dissipating,foamy,white head -low to medium carbonation visible -hop particle floaties S: -lemon,orange,slight pineapple,bready,biscuity -immensely subdued T: -Follows the nose plus honey,mango -low to medium bitterniss for the style F: -medium carbonation -medium body -alcohol somewhat noticeable O: I assume the Hops faded in this, but i drank it well within Victory’s recommended BBD. The one i drank was utterly disappointing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2714) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Clear light amber pour with a slight white head and white lacing. Nose is melon and citrus. Really big hoppy taste with tropical fruit and citrus. Yum.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (2184) - Garching, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is sweet fruits, pineapple, apricots, sticky hops. Taste is sweet fruits, tropical, peach, pineapple, peach, apricots, some residual sweetness, pink grapefruit tones as well, sweet finish. Surprisingly pale for this strength, and not very bitter. Not bad though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pablo951 (594) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Had it on tap!! Pours a cloudy orange hue with a thin white head with a sour grapefruit aroma. The taste is super smooth for an Imperial "Guard" and tasty not overwhelming, notes of nuts(jk),grapefruit and mosaic hops. Victory is Ours!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3315) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle, more than a month in date. Pale gold with a white head. Lots of bubbles. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, mandarins. Quite sweet with peach and mango joining the other fruit. Plain hayish malt does little. Moderate bitterness as the fruit tails off. Some herbal and pine notes towards the end too. Presumably this has faded but it’s certainly hoppy. Rather dull though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2541) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2016
Pours a five finger white head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Almost clear pale amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose, flavor is tart grapefruit balanced with caramel. Higher ABV is hidden. $3.49 for a 12oz bottle at Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (488) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2016
Amber color with a slight haze, thin, quickly-dissipating head. Floral and citrusy aroma. Smooth, balanced IIPA with pleasing bitterness. Hides the 9% ABV well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a nice clear amber color. Aromas of citrus and pine hops. Flavors of grapefruit and orange. Nice hop flavor with a spicy edge.


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