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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,434
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 80
Gots: 139 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fully juicy in its citrus character with the pleasantly sharp, biting edges of tart fruit and bitterness, Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale traces its roots to Victory’s Ranch series, a unique and comprehensive study of hops in which Brewmasters experimented with different hop varieties to showcase a range of flavor profiles and celebrate the nuances and distinctions in the resulting series’ recipes.

Mosaic hops and Hop #483 (Azacca)

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 10-30-2013)
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Photo of Mikexw
3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RiverCityBeerGuy
3.29/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very nice - lighter than expected color/mouthfeel. Pine and citrus. Nice beer.

Photo of johnjohnbeer
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really like when DIPAs use Pilsner or any super light malt. Really makes the hops stand out and shine. Mosaic hops make this one juicy brew that is dangerously drinkable for 9%. And at 10 bucks a 4 pack? This is a no brainer.

Between this and dirtwolf, victory is slaying the hops right now.

Photo of chrismattlin
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BruinsDude325
3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddiehop
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerbrowe
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coopdog1000
3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GmAn613
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopDeezy
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pale orange, almost golden with a quickly dissipating head. Sediment in the glass too.

S - sweet citrusy hops, hints of pine way in the background but citrus dominates. On the weak side for nose but very nice nonetheless. .

T - strong bursts of citrusy hops that somewhat follow the nose. Doesn't indicate on the bottle but it tasted like a fresh hop harvest ale. Very drinkable for a 9% ale. I don't get that boozy finish I get with many other 9%ers.

M - strong on the carbonation but a fresh feel to it.

O - This is a terrific beer and I'll purchase again each time I see it. $10 per four pack is a great value too. I prefer this one over Dirtwolf, which I love as well. Get some.

Photo of bufante
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abagofit
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppytobehere
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. Enjoy by 25 Apr 2015

A: Mostly clear, a little cloudy. Some stuff floating around. See that a lot in Dirtwolf, so no surprises there. Doesn't phase me.

S: Not overpowering, but some really nice notes of pineapple and mango.

T: I love Dirtwolf and this one is similar, but slightly different hop and malt profiles. Tastes better than it smells. Very light pilsen malt backbone, a very hop forward beer.

M: 9%? how? Good carbonation, almost no heat from the alcohol. Outstanding.

O: Victory is killing it right now with IPAs. Wish this was year-round with Dirtwolf.

Photo of HopHead_
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregStoner
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.91/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Very little aroma. Mostly just bitter.

Photo of KMitch
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KRG
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lerxst
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WallstreetB
3.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

tastes like a very fresh, hoppy light beer

Photo of thgreatrandini
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrJuengling
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anteater
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluetree
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,434 ratings.