Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.18/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a Stone IPA tulip. The pour is very pale, gold in color with just a hint of orange. There is a nice, tight two fingers of head and good retention. It looks like a good Czech Pilsner. The nose is certainly hop-forward with predominant notes of citrus fruits, especially lemons, pineapples, and oranges.
Medium-light body for such a big beer, but a firm, slightly oily feel that definitely satisfies. There is a slightly dry, cracker-like graininess up front and a well-tempered hop balance at mid-palate. The hops are well-behaved and are not out to vandalize your palate. Rather, they liven things up with a little lemony spice and then join the malt on the finish for a nice, appetizing dryness. Very, very drinkable for the style.
First DirtWolf and then this. Those folks at Victory are killing it right now! While I think I like the sheer, kick-you-in-the-balls-of-your-tongue citrusy glory of DirtWolf, this one is awfully good too. Cheers to Victory!
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2014 19:33:14 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,026 ratings.