In this beer blog, we are going to get into another limited release and high-end brew, which is Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale, from Victory Brewery If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this east coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into the Imperial IPA.
It has a slightly cloudy golden color with a white constant head. There is no aroma. The taste has a heavy dry hop bitter with a sweet citrus notes. The aftertaste has a light tropical notes finish. It is pretty drinkable for imperial IPA. It is really a sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.victorybeer.com):
Imperial India Pale Ale
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.
Hops: Mosaic and Azacca
This powerful brew features full, juicy hop character, while expressing notes of mango, pineapple and the pleasantly sharp, biting edges of tart citrus fruit.
Hot wings, curry and bold cheeses
Winter seasonal available in 12oz. bottles and on draft.
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Closing, this beer was kind of hard to find. I am pretty happy to find this brew. I will say that this beer was not disappointing at all. It lived up for the beer hunt. I love this beer. They did a great job. There is a nice balance but it has a nice punch to help aid towards food pairing. It would go perfectly with hot wings for example but the hops and bitterness will bring out the heat out more. This is a great beer to enjoy by itself. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some because it is a winter seasonal. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser