Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by mdfb79:
4.05/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From 01/18/14 notes. Had this on tap at The Jeffrey in NYC. $8 for a 14oz pour.
a - Pours a somewhat clear orange-amber color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of citrus hops, tropical fruits, fruity malts, grapefruit, bread, and grains. Nice nose, lots of citrus hops up front in the nose.
t - Tastes of fruity malts, citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, bready malts, wheat, grains. Taste is good but much sweeter than the nose and less hoppy. Good taste.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Light bitterness but not too much.
o - Overall a good DIPA for sure, but after hearing about it and seeing the review on BA I was a bit disappointed. Great smell and a very good beer, but I think Dirtwolf is much better and would stick with that next time.
Serving type: on-tap
01-21-2014 14:42:32 | More by mdfb79
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3.85/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is probably the most "refreshing" DIPA I've ever had. The alcohol is extremely & dangerously well hidden. Very citrusey with an almost european/heffeweizen taste & feel. Very good beer.
That said, I don't know that I'd buy again. When I want "refreshing" I'm not reaching for a 10% ABV. And when I want a 10% ABV I'm looking for a big hop smack & bitterness and a variety of smells & flavors because I'm only drinking one or two of them. This one doesn't have that flavor punch, at least in the way so many other big IPA's do.
Apparently the hops used are kinda different, and it's noticable, and while it was certainly well crafted, maybe those aren't for me.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 18:10:00 | More by mrz200
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
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