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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,272
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 54
Gots: 87 | FT: 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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gr0g

New Jersey

4.61/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy and quite pale, like a light straw color. Head retention is quite good, and there are sheets of lacing left once the head finally fades. Very aromatic, even more so than DirtWolf. Super-pungent grapefruit and resin plus quite a bit of tropical fruit character as well. Mango, tangerine, and pineapple notes at first, but unfortunately they fade after not too long.

Flavor is really bright and citrusy, quite grassy as well. Just the right amount of malt sweetness I'd expect in a DIPA, becoming drier on the finish. A hop onslaught dominates the flavor -- lots of bitter lemon zest. A touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel is oily, slick, and smooth. This is just a big IPA, but malt and hops are kept in proper proportion (for and IPA) and the alcohol hardly intrudes, even at 9%.

As good as Victory's DirtWolf is, this is even a notch above that. Only two hops used: Mosaic and the relatively new Azacca. Destined to be one of the best widely-available DIPAs in the east US.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 05:21:36 | More by gr0g
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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,272 ratings.