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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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1,292 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,292
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 55
Gots: 94 | 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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mattcrill

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +7.1%

Aroma: Many have used the term "fruit juicy" to describe the aroma and I'd be inclined to agree. But I also get a sparkling white grape juice aroma as well. Probably one of the most unique hop aromas I've ever experienced. The aromas are definitely in the "citrus spectrum" but unlike any other American hop I've experienced. Clean fermentation character. No esters or malt character. Can't get past the sparkling white grape juice aroma. Wonderful.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy golden pour with a low thin white head. Laces the snifter wonderfully. No effervescence noted.

Flavor: More sparkling white grape juice. Light lemon lime citrus character. No malt base that I can detect. Balance is bitter. Finish is bone dry.

Mouthfeel: Light, spritzy with high carbonation. No heat, astringency, or creaminess noted.

Overall impression: One of the most unique Double IPA's I've ever had. I loved it. Seems very dry and thin for a double IPA but the unique aroma and flavor are lovely. Glad to try it.

01-05-2014 21:23:00 | More by mattcrill
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oberon

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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%

Pours into a standard pint a clear dull yellow with a tightly formed one finger white head,the pour was not real awe inspiring by any means.Tropical fruits in the nose along with a bit of sweet onion,very fresh and juicy smelling.Flavors of grapefruit and mango are just dripping,almost like drinking mixed fruit juice,in the finish I pick up some vidalia onion,not much of a malt presence but a decent amount of sugary sweetness.This is a big fruity,juicy hopped IPA here,way to easy to drink.

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,292 ratings.