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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (20700) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
31st January 2014
Tap East. Keg. Light haze on this amber beer, small off white head. Smooth and silky palate, slightly viscous. Fine carbonation. Smooth and slightly sweet malt, touch of caramel. Big piney hops with lesser tropical fruits and bitter aniseed. Floral bitterness. Finishes smooth and semi dry with a moderate peel bitter linger. Solid but compared to some of the UK brewed DIPAs of late, the US ain’t always top dog anymore.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (19434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Draft. Clear pale yellow color. Fruity aroma. Taste is bitter pineapple and grapefruit. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (16536) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15227) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2016
Bottle @ Getränkefeinkost, Berlin. Pours cloudy dark golden with a creamy white head. Fruity hoppy nose and flavor. Apricots, melon and passion fruit. Juicy and dry. Smooth and soft. Quite tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
On tap @ The Cellar (Whittier). I was honestly surprised that this is as pale as it is. Nice. Smells like pineapple juice and grapefruit. Some peach, light mango, and maybe some sweet malt. A touch of booze on the finish. Flavor is big on the pineapple as well. A little on the sweet side, but it works okay. Decent bitterness of citrus and some subtle pine. Not bad for a bottled, nationwide, high boost IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (13945) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13508) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Orlando, FL. Pours burnished gold with a creamy white head. Mozaic aroma. Lots of fruit. Med+ body. Flavor is light with a lot of tropical fruit and some citrus. Finishes hoppy and "smoothly" bitter. Excellent ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12986) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Poured clear amber color with an average to large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good beer that exceeded my expectations.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12540) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, lemon zest, pine and dank bud. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit zest, light lemon zest and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (11861) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy blonde with a medium white head. Nose brings out wonderful floral hops upfront, with some pine and dry biscuity malt. Flavour matches accordingly, with loads of piney and floral hops out front - and only a light dry zesty crisp biscuity malt backing. Exactly my kind of IIPA: dry, piney and crisp. Wonderful stuff.


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