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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 Americas 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.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (2159) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (6905) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 28, 2017
355ml bottle from Alko. 2016 B2. Pours clear golden orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of caramely malts, old grassy hops, hints of fruits, pine and citrus. Taste is sweetish, malty and caramely with some stingy hoppiness, hints of tropical notes, fruits and pine. Finish is sweet and malty with some old hops, hints of caramel, pine and resin. Not very fresh, unfortunately.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1649) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2017
Poured from the tap into a tulip glass at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a murky light yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is citrus and hops. The taste matches the nose.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pumpkin87 (247) - - APR 15, 2017
Pours from bottle a mellow yellow with dense, medium white head that leaves some nice lacing. Big nose is pine and flowers, a touch of citrus and an aspiration to mango. But in the glass, its all pine and rind, the latter being the flavor that lazy beer writers tend to call "grapefruit." Bitter, bitter and, oh yes, bitter. Medium body, slightly slick mouthfeel. Victory has a line of good brews, including some drinkable IPAs. Here, they prove they can produce one for those willing to drink anything with "hop" in the name because, you know, hype.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (2571) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2017
Scent of fruitiness. The same applies to the taste with a little too much bitterness. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. For bitter beer for me to like it. Follow me @ Kung av l @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4609) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 4, 2017
0,355l bottle shared with wiosna @ One Pint Pub. Pours cloudy golden with a medium head. Aroma is fruity malts with some pine. Flavor is fruity malts with some pine, alcohol and hops. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24635) - Tyres, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2017
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear golden, mid sized head. Dank citrusy nose. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. White pepper, lychee and sweaty citrus. Warming, really bitter finish with some saccharine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (3736) - Srumsand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2017
Gylden brun klar med hyt beige skum. Lukter trket frukt, noe trevirke og karamell. Fyldig. Mye bitterhet. Moden frukt, sitrusskall og noe brent karamell. Lang bitter avslutning.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2017

Draught @ Taproom Malm, Bergsgatan 33, Malm, Sweden 21422.

[ As Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale ].
Clear light to medium yellow color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity malt, sweet malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, fruity hops, sweet hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, sweet hops, hoppy, hop bitter, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20170128]
8-3-7-3-15

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickFifty (1200) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2017
Golden color, white head. Ripe fruit nose, caramel malt, strawberry, grass, herbal, hint of sweet licorice. Caramel malt taste, herbal, mint, resin, sweet fruity notes, bitter finish. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (999) - FINLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu IPA-lasiin vaalenkullankeltaisena ja kirkkaana, noin 2,5 sormen pumpulisen vaahdon suojaamana. Tuoksu on humaloinnin osalta hyvin kukkainen, sitruksinen ja suht havuinen, kukkaisuuden (amarillo?) ollessa selvsti vahvimpana. Maltaisuus tuntuu lievn viljaisuutena, muttei ole kovin makean oloinen. Maku jatkaa kukkaisen sitruksisella linjalla, jotain sitruksen kuortakin tuntuu joukossa. Havua iskee loppumaussa runsaasti joukkoon. Maltaisuus on hieman makea, mutta ei karamellinen. Suutuntuma on hkkvn humaloitu, tuntuu yllttvn tuoreelta tavaralta. Muuten tuntuma on hieman makea ja melko tytelinen, lopussa kuivattava. Veikkaisin ainakin amarilloa (nkjn ei) kytetyn thn humalankeruuolueen, niin vahvaa oli kukkaisuus lpi tuoksun ja maun. Katkeron puraisu ovn todella napakka, ja maltaisuus on kaukana makean karamellisesta, tmn kaltainen DIPAn pit ollakin.


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