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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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1,298 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,298
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 57
Gots: 96 | 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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Ratings: 1,298 | Reviews: 210 | Display Reviews Only:
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +18.2%

03-19-2014 23:34:24 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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louback45

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

03-06-2014 12:57:53 | More by louback45
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ejane

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-05-2014 12:49:42 | More by ejane
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VTBrewHound

Vermont

5/5  rDev +18.2%

03-03-2014 02:00:05 | More by VTBrewHound
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sternamagrapha7x

Michigan

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-15-2014 12:59:50 | More by sternamagrapha7x
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Jennings13

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

06-30-2014 23:44:01 | More by Jennings13
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-09-2014 01:09:24 | More by Mullinger1980
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BradShook

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-02-2014 00:21:31 | More by BradShook
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canawler

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-01-2014 20:17:27 | More by canawler
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

12-26-2013 23:29:58 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Barhoppin13

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.2%

08-03-2014 21:34:34 | More by Barhoppin13
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VaTechPhilly

New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-10-2014 23:40:42 | More by VaTechPhilly
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-15-2014 02:04:03 | More by ridgeline23
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MattTastrophee

Vermont

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-17-2014 15:13:44 | More by MattTastrophee
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pep

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

02-21-2014 19:36:17 | More by pep
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-14-2014 17:02:17 | More by comfortablynirm
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Patches0Who

Massachusetts

4.99/5  rDev +18%

I have to say Victory has been on its game lately Dirtwolf and now Hop Ranch their Imperial IPA is right on target. Amazing aroma of tropical fruit, and citrus, taste is right on more tropical fruit, citrus, slight pine and a bit resiny. The sticky resiny flavor really comes through in the backbone with slight malt sweetness to round out this huge IPA extremely drinkable for such a big beer, absolutely delicious!

02-05-2014 01:22:20 | More by Patches0Who
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bigflatsbeerman

New York

4.99/5  rDev +18%

Appearance - Lighter color than most DIPA's. A one finger white head after a vigorous pour. Not a lot of carbonation seen in my Belgian glass.

Smell - An overwhelming smell of grapefruit from the hops. I love grapefruit taste in IPA's so the smell is a very good indication I will like this beer.

Taste - Scratch "like the beer" and replace with "love this beer". True to the smell an amazing grapefruit taste. I can't believe that this is 9% and I am even more amazed that Victory did not disclose the abv on the bottle (that I can see).

Mouthfeel - Nice creamy feel, what I would say is low to medium bodied.

Overall - This is my #1 beer as of tonight (the first time I tried it). I can't say enough good things about it. In comparing with DirtWolf I rate this beer much higher. For me DirtWolf had a boozie taste to it which I did not like (but DirtWolf is still a great beer).

02-13-2014 01:51:37 | More by bigflatsbeerman
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krs0123

New Jersey

4.96/5  rDev +17.3%

Pours light, golden, clean and clear. Lacing is light. Smell is beautiful, hoppy, with sweet fruit. The mouthfeel is shockingly light and clean...the easiest 9% beer i've ever drank. Bordering on sessionable. The taste is perfect. Hops are balanced and accentuated by fruit... Overall, just a wonderful beer. Not to over react, but this is my favorite IPA. Case worthy to say the least.

01-10-2014 19:21:50 | More by krs0123
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4.93/5  rDev +16.5%

Pours golden yellow with nice head and retention. Instantly you get a wiff of fruit and hops. Apricots come to mind first with the smell. Although I'm not a big fan of Victory beers this one seems to have high potential.

The taste is great. A nice balance between sweeter fruit, citrus, and hops. It's a very smooth beer all the way through. It never strays to far in any direction with the hops. Possibly the only knock is that the citrus gets a bit overpowered by sweet fruit taste but that being very critical.

Overall, this beer is world class. Very impressed, and this is coming from a person that isn't a Victory fan. Maybe the best DIPA on the market.

01-11-2014 21:48:15 | More by sjones5045
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JimsArcade

Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +15.8%

Appearance: Surprisingly pale... pilsner pale. The head is almost non-existent unless you do a hard pour, and even then it dissipates quickly leaving thin, sticky lace on the glass.

Smell: Mango and pineapple dominate the aroma. A little papaya, too?

Taste: Pineapple, papaya and mango are in abundance here. The malty sweetness works in perfect harmony with the hops.

Mouthfeel: How is this beer 9%? It's silky-smooth and so easy to drink. I'd guess 6%, tops, in a blind taste test. This could be deadly... in a good way.

Overall: I originally commented that DirtWolf was the best beer Victory created in years. It only took them two months to top it. I will enjoy my case immensely and will definitely buy it again next year.

12-31-2013 03:31:58 | More by JimsArcade
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hogie7

New York

4.89/5  rDev +15.6%

Phenomenal beer, an instant favorite. Gotta love the hints of citrus, so pleasing to the nostrils and palate. I bought 2 cases of this after trying it on tap at a local bar. Too bad it is seasonal, I want this year-round. I do happen to like it better than dirt wolf.

02-28-2014 03:19:28 | More by hogie7
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nyyfanatic213

New York

4.84/5  rDev +14.4%

01-25-2014 15:14:44 | More by nyyfanatic213
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tvazteca

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +14.2%

This beer smells and tastes amazing. Hops carried to my tongue by a nice malty backbone that, despite it's 9% tag isn't too sweet. Blown away by how good this beer is, like a citrus bomb Heady Topper.
A: Honestly, it's not a very pretty beer. But that doesn't matter.
S: This beer smells like I'm sticking my face in a pallet of hops.
T: Citrusy hop beautifulness with some nice bitterness in the finish.
O: Love this beer!

01-17-2014 04:46:58 | More by tvazteca
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Thebiggestapple

New York

4.83/5  rDev +14.2%

This beer is drinkable any time of year. It has the light fruity notes of summer balanced by hops and bitterness that would satisfy you any time of year. It's a wonderful all around beer with great complexity and approachability. The finish is just long enough to leave a pleasant taste and make you want another sip.

01-03-2014 02:44:09 | More by Thebiggestapple
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,298 ratings.