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RATINGS: 391   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 (717) - 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!


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
polo_marco (16) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Beer smelled and looked great nice filtration on it to make it crystal clear but the flavors quite boozee with is not what I am looking for in an IPA but it does finish quite smooth but still find my self looking for that great pine hop flavor that never makes it through the malt not a fan sorry

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1160) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a burnt orange color with a white head. Hop, citrus, floral and biscuit aroma. Mango, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, floral, hop and biscuit flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Citrus finish. Past best by date but still delicious, no oxidation or undesirable flavors noticed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Draft at the Woodward Theater. Pours a cloudy gold color with a small white head that settles into a ring and leaves some spots of film. Notes of citrus fruits, sweet malts, resin, pineapple, mango, melon, grass, and pine. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel. Really good imperial IPA; another winner from Victory.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (2018) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2015
9% alcohol for under $3.01!!! This beer is a tribute to the hop farmers of the world.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
growler6 (53) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2015
This is a citrus bomb. Grassy and thyme aromas. The combination of less dry fruit and pilsner malt in an DIPA are unique and brilliant. 9% alcohol well hidden. Superb mouth feel and worth seeking out. One of the best beers I’ve ever tried. In my top ten, maybe top five.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GnarlyGnome (773) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Draft: I enjoyed this a lot more than I anticipated that I would. The wonderful bitter bite of citrus with a lingering bitter aftertaste. ABV hides away in this nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2672) - New York, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Hazy golden pour. Nose of juicy fruit gum and florals. Tastes of mango, grapefruit skins, resin, gum, dank, herbal, and maybe cuz it’s in name but I’m getting ranch dressing. Slightly odd plastic aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7897) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Well, this is art. A soft, approachable, full-flavored and aromatic IPA that happens to clock in at 9%? How’d they do that? This is delicious. Mango and pineapple, most certainly. Great hop choices in here. Wonderful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PlinyDad1952 (103) - - MAY 5, 2015
I LERNT THAT HOP RANCHES ARE TEH PLAYCE THEY GROW HOPS WITCH IS HOW YOU MAKE A PLINY OR OTHER PLINY-sTILED BEER. (I aM A HUGED PLINY DEVOTEY, LET ME TELL YOU!!!!!] THIS WON HAD FLAYVERS OF DIRT AND HORSE AND PLANT AND UTHER RANCH THINGS. I DID NOT TAYSTE N E CHICKINS IN IT BUT ITS" PROBABLY IN THERE SUMWHERE OR OTHER iF ITS FARM/slashRANCH BEER. THE ALKOHOL IS ALMOST ENUF FOR GOOD BRANE DAMAGES FOR DISREMEMBURING WH*RES AND THINGS LIKE THEM, BUT I STIL HALF SOME VERY DARK THOUGHT OF THAT KIND! BE CARFULL WITH WOMANS WHEN YOUR DONT’ HALF N E PLINYS!!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle - hazy gold - fairly thick lace - nose of sweet pineapple, mango, orange, plus some moderate alcohol, some grassy hoppiness - soft carbonation a flavor is a bit peppery and a bit alcoholic, but only mildly so - fairly clean malt character - fairly sweet, but with assertive enough bitterness to balance - a little chalky on the back end, with a bit of aspirin character - moderate tropical flavors - a bit of alcohol heat on the tail end - okay.


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