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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1153
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%


Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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BKBassist

New York

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip.

A - the first impression was that I got switched beers. This is one of the lightest color DIPAs I can recall. Light gold fading into an almost cider like clarity. Could easily be mistaken for a pilsner or Belgian blonde. Head is puffy and a nice finger and a half on initial pour.

S - Big bright lemon and some earthy grain. A hint of sour/tart.

T - Very much an extension of the nose, huge lemon with some sweet and tart mixing, not unpleasantly reminiscent of the first sucks on a lemonhead candy. There is an almost saison like farmhouse character on the finish.

M - Somewhat creamy for an IPA, but it works. Perfectly carbonated.

O - A very unique take on a big IPA. Instead of going for a big tropical hop explosion like so many DIPAs, or upping the malts and balancing things out like the East Coast is known for, Victory has created a bold yet delicate brew with elements of US, English and even Belgian beers. But despite it's complexity, it drinks super easy and would be welcome at a meal or hanging with friends. Probably an excellent companion to Dirtwolfas well, as each showcase American hops without sacrificing balance and drinkability, and bring a very different profile to the table.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 01:51:03 | More by BKBassist
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The head on this ale is excellent, whipped stark white foam and very voluminous above a yellow gold body. Flavor is very creamy mixed with some bitter hop flavor and lush citrus fruit. Good but a bit tame for my tastes.

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,153 ratings.