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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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1,266 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,266
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 55
Gots: 84 | 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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SteelersX

New York

1/5  rDev -76.4%

02-16-2014 21:40:05 | More by SteelersX
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mmars010

Virginia

1/5  rDev -76.4%

02-21-2014 03:14:13 | More by mmars010
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Beerlover

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -64.5%

01-24-2014 01:50:54 | More by Beerlover
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Kyrojack

Indiana

1.5/5  rDev -64.5%

02-27-2014 01:10:26 | More by Kyrojack
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -52.7%

02-07-2014 01:29:20 | More by RichardMNixon
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Keiferfillinger

Michigan

2/5  rDev -52.7%

01-21-2014 01:07:40 | More by Keiferfillinger
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

03-28-2014 20:26:54 | More by HollyHops
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VaporDome

New York

2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

03-09-2014 04:50:44 | More by VaporDome
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MattXT

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

01-15-2014 03:07:20 | More by MattXT
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dcraig13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

01-08-2014 17:56:44 | More by dcraig13
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kennymule

Texas

2.7/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a 4 pack@ Specs.
A- Hazy gold with 1 finger off white head that faded fairly soon but left nice lacing.

S- Faint citrus overpowered by an onion scent. What causes this offensive dankness is beyond me.

T_Follows the nose. Big dose of hop goodness,quickly followed by oniony funk.

M-Decent carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

O-I was geeked when I purchased this beer, but it was just not that enjoyable. I've never had an IPA that had such a funky oniony taste and there are too many other great IPA's out there to ever seek this one out again. I typically like Victory, but this was a dud.for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 14:13:51 | More by kennymule
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TKEbeerman

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -35%

02-16-2014 17:38:15 | More by TKEbeerman
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TequilaTom

Ohio

2.83/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The aroma was quite off-putting for me. Dank & catty. But I know some hops smell this way (Simcoe?) Still, made it hard for me to enjoy completely. The color is somewhat light for an imperial, and the flavor is at least better than the aroma. I personally liked Victory's DirtWolf much better. Bought a 4 pack of this, will have to pawn it off to my buddies or just grin & bear it. Wouldn't care to get this again. It's just not what I like.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 13:51:58 | More by TequilaTom
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themind

New Jersey

2.85/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Way overrated! this " Limited Brew " has a strange, weird taste that had me puzzled as to why it was even brewed. I tend to think the more a beer is limited....the more hype it generates. The beer poured a golden color with a decent head. The aroma was strange, I cant put my finger on it but it was weird. The taste was nothing that I expected, kind of a hoppy potpourri concoction that grandpa Munster created in the basement. I like Victory as a brewery as they produce some awesome beers but this Hindenburg of a beer just goes up in flames.

Bottom Line: What was that!!!!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 01:42:07 | More by themind
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gooobucks

Ohio

2.88/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer has a lot of foam. It is golden, much lighter than I would expect from an Imperial IPA.

It tastes like grapefruit juice. Straight grapefruit juice. I like grapefruit juice, but it's not what I want from an Imperial IPA. A weak showing from the usually stellar Victory Brewing Company. I will not be purchasing it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 03:22:32 | More by gooobucks
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Maryland

3/5  rDev -29.1%

02-07-2014 21:59:34 | More by Dduquette
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -29.1%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.1%

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New York

3/5  rDev -29.1%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -29.1%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -29.1%

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Indiana

3/5  rDev -29.1%

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Indiana

3/5  rDev -29.1%

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -29.1%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.1%

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,266 ratings.