Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.35/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.
Appearance: Pours a bright and hazy yellowish golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.
Smell: A bright and juicy tropical hop forward aroma with hints of citrus fruit and pils malt. Upfront tropical juicy citrus hop presence with hints of orange, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and melon. Earthy and floral hop hints of grass and slight pine. Solid bready Pils malt backing with hints of biscuit, grains, straw, cracker, and yeast. Juicy but actually fairly balanced. A pretty good aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma, a crisp and juicy tropical hop driven taste with notes of citrus and earthy hops along with a Pils malt backing. Big taste of tropical and citrus hops upfront with notes of mango, orange peel, pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, and melon. Floral and earthy hops with notes of grass and spicy pine. Solid Pils malt presence with notes of grains, straw, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. A very solid juicy and nicely bitter taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and slightly spicy with a drying finish. Alcohol is hidden well.
Overall: A very solid take on an Imperial IPA. Big tropical fruit presence with a solid Pils Malt presence. Its almost like Prima Pils on Steroids.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2014 08:01:10 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: pours a light yellow comparable to a pils. strong lacing and visible sediments in unfiltered. 50% transparency.
s: a very strong tropical fruit on the nose. Pineapple, pepper greens, mango, and a little dank smell.
T: pineapple, orange, pepper, lime, coriander, musty and wheat profile. Some battering hops but not the pine/grass profile common.
M: medium-heavy with some lingering on the tongue similar to a lighter wheat with a unique crispness. Drinkable but a little heavy for my preference.
O: a unique and tropical DIPA that is worth a pack to try. Victory has added another quality IPA to their library
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 00:21:47 | More by SavvyStudent
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,149 ratings.