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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


HonusWagner's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1222) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Has nice tropical fruit note of melon or mango which gives the air of sweetness without actually being sweet. Unfortunately I notice a catty note that makes further consumption a bit difficult. A good enough DIPA, easy to drink for 9%, but yeah the cat piss is hard to ditch entirely.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (480) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2014
On tap at Timberwood Grill. Color is hazy and reminiscent of watered down iced tea, sort of odd for an IPA. Pleasant but not particularly strong aroma. Flavor is really interesting and quite delicious, creamy, grassy and floral, notes similar to elderflower tea. Smooth and full palate with a nice tangy finish. Great beer but not very typical for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2014
This is a solid brew. It hides the alcohol very well. However, it smells of noble hops, and the taste confirms it. Dry. If I were to taste this blind, I’d swear it was an imperial pilsner. I could go on an out this beer, because my wife and I discussed it at length, but I won’t. Suffice to say we’re surprised this is called an imperial IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewMichaelZ (29) - - APR 11, 2014
Pours light gold with an off-white soft foamy head which laces in the way down. Fruit all over the nose with grassy overtones. Light body with medium carbonation. Drinks bitterly smooth with mild maltiness and abundant hops. A solid IPA though nowhere near some if the other top dogs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 11, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks Tom L. Clear yellow. Lovely powerful hoppy aroma full of tropical fruits and some piney notes. Flavor has light sweetness, nice tropical fruits hops, a bit piney, with some bitterness. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jrwhitney6 (239) - - APR 9, 2014
In Collegetown at Cornell. Unbelievable nose - strong passion fruit. Tropical taste followed by hops. Really enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
bottle. Golden with two finger head. Very light body with big fruity hops. I really catch a lot of pineapple in this one. Absolutely delicious hops. Booze well hidden

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2662) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 7, 2014
The aroma is earth, grassy, onion. The appearance is gold orange, white head. The flavor is grasy, like a pils, onion, earth. The finish is spicy, wild onion. Medium in body Good, really good, just some odd hops in here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a dark amber color with a medium sized foamy off white head that left good lacing. The aroma was tangy pine, vague fruits and pepper. The flavor was sweet and tangy pine, hot pepper, a bit of citrus, floral hops and tropical fruits. Medium length finish of pine, pepper and citrus and the brew turns bitter towards the very end. Moderately full bodied. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2353) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2014
Not fresh unfortunately it being April 1st. Pours golden yellow clear with a great white head and nice lacing. Flavor and aroma have both lost tropical fruit character, but there is a bitter juicy orange flavored profile that satiates the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5545) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
En fût. Verre de 10 oz dégustée chez The Reservoir (Waterbury, VT). Arôme: Odeur de pamplemousse avec une pointe de pin. Apparence: La couleur est blonde. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une une pointe de pin et de mangue. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #5517)


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