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RATINGS: 247   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11260) - 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 (10820) - 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 (9960) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9839) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Tap at Salt. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy, herbal, and woody hops with cracker and biscuit malt, pear and apple esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting sweet malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with an off white head. Citrus, some toastiness, and some tropical fruits. Alcohol content hidden. Re-rate ... had this a few more times - on tap and bottle and upped the numbers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of intense resin hops, notes of pine, melon, herbal hop, pineapple. Pretty dank. The taste is sweet pale malts, pineapple, resin. Medium bodied, low carbonation, strong lingering bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8103) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Peach and passion fruit and pineapple syrup aroma. Full bodied, sweet and syrupy with lingering acid and alcohol burning on the back while the tongue is left with a silt residue and suggestions of lime leaf. Hazed gold with a white head. From bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Lemongrass, kiwi and citrus fruit swirl around this Double IPA’s slender body, building an engaging example.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the translucent pale blond.
-Drinkability is rather high (for the style).
-Mouthfeel is slick and lean.
-This might not be as exemplary as their stellar DirtWolf, but it remains a very good Double IPA.

On tap at The Reservoir, Waterbury, VT.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7581) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Holy fuck this is good. Tropical fruit aroma flavor of grapefruit tropical punch. Gets sweet at times but otherwise a beast of a brew


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