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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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94
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1,292 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,292
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 54
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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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%

Been eager to try this one and thanks to a generous co-worker I have the opportunity... Didn't think finding this in Central PA would be such a challenge...

A - A very slight head, less than a finger's worth... It's bone white in color and slightly lopsided with a touch of lushness... The is color is a slightly pale yet vibrant golden apricot... There is an ever so subtle haziness... A moderate bit of moderate paced carbonation... A surpsing bit of sediment is suspended throughout... Some gobs of lacing cling to the sides of the glass...

S - An modest earthy hop presence permeates but doesn't dominate... It's slightly pungent and slightly floral... A bit of lemon zest... A bit dank and a bit musky... Pleasant and hop forward, but never over powering...

T - The hops take on a predominately citrus character on the palate... There is also a slightly earthy and spicy presence as well... There is a surprising bit of sweetness and malt base that adds nice dimension... The flavors compliment one another nicely... The start is slightly hoppy, then the malt backbone kicks in before the finishes turns the hops up another notch... Rather enjoyable...

M - On the fuller side of medium bodied... Limited but brisk carbonation... A bit sticky... Fairly dense... A bit chewy... Even and consistent... Crisp... The hop resins are rather evident on the finish...

D - Not a hop bomb by any means and that is okay by me... Much more well balanced that I had expected... Quite refreshing and rather quaffable... Goes down easily sip after sip... Hides the 9% ABV exceedingly well... Well played by Victory...

02-22-2014 19:54:43 | More by philbe311
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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,292 ratings.