Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by ZagZagg:
4.29/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle poured into Pint Glass
A: Warm golden hue, light amber with a one and a half to two finer head. Mild carbonation flutters up into the milky white head. Retention is fickle and initial lacing seems minimal. Fairly translucent with little viscous character, faint haziness – perhaps from a bit of sediment
S: White grape, bright summery fruits, highly floral, Nose is filled with a tart bitter sweetness that reminds me of Welch’s white grape juice. There is a certain relaxed spiciness that chases the hop presence and fades to a pungent yet enticing sourness
T: Wow, very floral, following the nose strongly. Reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay in its tart/sour initial blast of flavor. Never seems to get quite bitter, but does pack a garden style sweetness that has a pleasant earthiness. The fruity tart has to be tropical fruits with light but crisp citrus. No real boozy warmth, but teaming with esters that penetrate the back of the throat. I can smell this beer regardless if it’s in front of my face, in my mouth, or going down my throat.
M: Light to medium bodied with noticeable but tame carbonation. After taste lends toward the dry side. Leaves a lingering sugary sweetness imparted from the florals and the fruits.
O: Easy to drink and smells lovely. Quite the sipper, not something I’m drinking quickly – Seems great for apps at a cocktail/family party. Another delicious offering from Victory, although I want to take a spin to D-Town and sample some that’s freshly squeezed at the brewery. A go to brew for a quiet/low-key affair.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 00:45:41 | More by ZagZagg
More User Reviews:
4.48/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Poured from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy yellow with a small whitish head. Nice lace.
S: Hops. Tropical fruits, grapefruity and perfumey.
T: Juicy hops over bread doughy malt. Hops bring to mind apricots, grapefruit, tropical fruit and lemons. Strong hop impression overall, but not mouth-bracingly bitter. Finishes with a nice balance of bready malt, grapefruit pith and lemony bitterness. Modest alcohol warmth noted on the palate but then felt in the belly.
M: Medium in heft. Carbonation is modest and soft. Drinks lighter than a beer of this strength should.
O: Really good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 01:00:36 | More by Kendo
4.24/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Tangerine orange, medium haze, with a good suspension of micro-effervesce moving about. Creamy, milky eggshell white head is lasting with a thick single band of lace around the glass. An ipa that still has the (p)ale in it i see, always a good thing to see.
S: Nose was sweet, wet and fresh with a burst of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and citrus. Soft flowery hop leaves with a hint of old country time lemonade. Good awareness level.
T: Flavor was dry citrus peel, flowery bitterness, some dry orange peel with a sweet squeeze of wet grapefruit. Dry grain base, almost a hint of pilsner like quality, straw, with a leave of dry lemon alcohol on the finish. Solid bitterness level, nice mixture of hop complexity.
M: Mouthful had a tight feel of carbonation, frothy textured with a light to medium body weight.
O: Overall solid level of bitterness, yet incredibly drinkable. Pale, dry, with a fresh wet touch on the nose, and at 9.0%abv it drinks more appropiately like a 7.0% at best. Great summer time quencer or a spring hopped beer worthy of multiples and case/keg purchase. Another great addition to thier hop series in conjunction with Dirt wolf which was my latest wow beer, at wow price. Keep'm coming victory.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 01:27:19 | More by beerthulhu
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
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