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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 Americaís 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.


badwhale's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badwhale (396) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle to large pilsner glass. Pours a hazy light yellow, and has a crisp white head. Great nose of citrus / floral hops. Really smooth, and great citrus fruit hop flavors. Excellent.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2964) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grapefruit, and grass. Flavor was bold and hoppy with citrus, pine, sweet malts, pineapple and had some grapefruit bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
[7117-20150304] Tap. Mild vanilla soapy toasted grains aroma. Clear, yellow body with no lasting head. Smooth vanilla cedar planks flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Birch & Barley, Washington, DC)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Poured a darker orange color from the tap with aromas of light booze, caramel, and some citrus. Flavors were the same with some cloying sweetness, light booze and a a touch of pine, decent.

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 (1189) - 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 (7546) - 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 (2073) - 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 (55) - 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 Iíve 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 (798) - 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 (2707) - 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 itís in name but Iím getting ranch dressing. Slightly odd plastic aftertaste.


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