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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.

Malt: Pilsner
Hops: Mosaic and Azacca
ABV: 9.0%
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
Winter seasonal available in 12oz. bottles and on draft.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badwhale (376) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2137) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Draft at the growler. Bright golden hoppy taste with a nice crisp flavor. Very drinkable and easy on the palate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
spokeydonkey (30) - somerville, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours golden straw and clear with a medium white head. Aroma is tropical fruit (mango) and citrus with some alcohol heat. Taste is tropical fruit, grapefruit and and herbal grassiness from the hops. Lingering bitterness. Malt is just a subtle background sweetness. Palate is medium bodied with crisp carbonation and a little alcohol heat. Overall an exceptionally drinkable DIPA that does what it should: the malt gets out of the way of the hops and it just enough to make it balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4185) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Golden color. Light malt taste with touch of honey and strong mosaic hop profile. Tropical fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 18, 2014
pretty easy drinking ipa, especially for a 9% imperial. Pilsner malt and mosaic hops’ll do that :) Fruity and tropical aroma, not overly bitter at all. Not in Dirt Wolf category, but pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Clear gold with a slim delicate white flame top. Not that much aroma when cold, which initially masks the huge grassy lemon floral taste. Unripe oranges. Lemon thyme. Pineapple cores. Strong hop bite. When it warmed one could easier sense the light caramel malts underneath. Buttered shortbread. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phikus (80) - syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2014
This beer looks like a nice pilsner but has a nice tropical citrus IPA aroma. Over juicy pineapple tropical mango flavors. I prefer the classic piney citrus west coast hops as opposed to the juicy new varieties like mosaic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egg (99) - USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle on 12/12/14. Pours a clear gold with a fluffy white head that leaves tons of lacing. Nose is pungent hops, bread, citrus. Taste is citrus, lemon, crisp, light bready notes. Great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (543) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear deep golden light amber color with a nice off white head. Aroma is a wonderful fleshy tropical fruit, floral hops, with a touch of caramel sweetness. Flavor is bit sharp, fleshy fruit hops, hint of citrus. Light to medium in body with a lingering slightly astringent tropical fruit hops. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5260) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Slightly hazy golden orange, decent white head. Smells toasty, with a good bit of flowery hops. Taste is fresh bread, mixed with a nice citrus and flowery hop flavor. This was surprising - most DIPAs are either overly sweet or heavy or bitter, and this seemed to be well balanced and tasty. I’ll get this again...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3842) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2014
12 oz. Hazy amber with an actively bubbly body that supports a lasting eighth inch of creamy foam. Large nose of green herb, grapefruit, pineapple, toast, caramel and resin. Tastes of earthy honey, evergreen resin, orange, mint and toast. Medium body has a smooth low-medium carbonation and just a nice touch of the abv.

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