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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


b33r's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b33r (689) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pale gold/yellow color with medium fluffy white head and nice thick lacing. Aroma has sharp citrus notes, pineapple, mango and some grassy/yeasty notes. Flavor is very citrusy with smooth bitterness, lemon, grass and faint spices. Crisp with a light mouthfeel and minimal alcohol presence. Very good!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2545) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2015
12oz bottle in Seattle. Pale lemony yellow. Nice pungent lemony hop zest, very clean flavors, strong light-bodied dipa. Lemony citrus all the way through. Nice beer, super drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2015
A swampy smell, a little minty, mashed corn, light resin/ Paler yellow with thin white head. I re-check the label to make sure this isn’t a “Belgian IPA.” Tastes swampy too (no mention of fresh hops on label),, with straw, resin, alcohol, almost orange. Mixed palate and finish, with definite warming. I’m a good fan of Victory but this a little disappointing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3114) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours clear dark golden color with white head. Aromas of tropical fruits and pine. Bitter grapefruit rind flavor with some peach, pineapple, pine and a touch of caramel malt. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (832) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Light orange, no head. Strong aroma of citrus and floral. Floral is dominant in the taste, pungent. Not might favorite kind of hops, but very decent DIPA. ABV is noticeable, gut warmer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1176) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
12 oz bottle, best by 24 May 2015. Pours golden with some fine particles and a white head. Spicy hop aroma, orange citrus. Juicy orange citrus hop flavor, spicy, a bit floral. Fresh and juicy, not so much strong or bitter. It’s pretty good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (388) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Semi hazy light pale yellow body. Didn’t have much head. Wonderful pineapple floral aroma. Wow is this good. Lots of pineapple sweet taste. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (883) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Aromas of hay, wheat, pines and dry hop resin. Appears a standard gold with a very thin foam head and decent lace. Taste brings a dry buttery hop overtone with notes of caramel, cracker malt, stone fruit, hay, grain malt, pines, hop resin and tangerine. Overall, more of dry IPA with less fruit taste and more bitter, piney, resinous hops. Interesting take on the style. A rating.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (2000) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Enjoy by date of June 6, 2015 so likely bottled on January 6, 2015. Clear straw to golden yellow with a finger of off-white head. Aromas of floral, lemon lime, tropical fruit, grassy and pine. Tastes of nice tropical fruit, stone fruit, lemon lime and grapefruit citrus, floral notes, light pine. Well hidden alcohol. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, juicy mouthfeel. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (377) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Tap at Owl Farm. Pours clear pale gold with very little head. Aroma is mango, jackfruit, kiwi, peach, honey, booze, light pine. Taste is slick and boozy mango and candied grapefruit with white grape, spirit-like heat, and slight woody pine on the finish. Tasty but somewhat sweet and bold.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gkeh (257) - Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bright yellow pour, decent lacing. Aroma is grassy, taste is meh. Not very good, will never buy again.


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