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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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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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Rubalaca

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

03-25-2014 02:29:35 | More by Rubalaca
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HelpMeBloody

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -29.1%

01-28-2014 19:24:10 | More by HelpMeBloody
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CSpoons

Delaware

3/5  rDev -29.1%

01-24-2014 02:50:49 | More by CSpoons
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.06/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a pale yellowish wheat gold. Head is bright-white and fluffy. Drops to a clingy web of a cap with sheets and sticky notches of lacing.

Smell: Juicy, fruity sweetness. More tropical than anything. Mango, pineapple, and some tangerine. Slightly herbal with a push of bitterness. Malts are pale, light, and vaguely sweet. Some toasted elements. Warming pushes some juicier orange. Nicely floral as well.

Taste: Sweeter than the nose. Big juicy fruitiness runs the gamut. Orange, tangerine, mango, pineapple, apple and pear. Some building earthy and herbal hop notes. Malts offer some hints at balance, but it's minimal. Lightly sweet, a touch bready. Pale malts. A bit mealy with something akin to Juicy Fruit on the finish. Some bready notes. A little rough around the edges. Fresh citrus.

Mouthfeel: Slick medium body. Slightly dry with a moderate carbonation.

Overall: Lukewarm Ranch

The hop profile feels a little muddled over a malt profile that doesn't really mesh. Feels a bit off overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 21:55:24 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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MS22

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall an OK offering from Victory.

Poured way lighter than I was expecting, golden in color. A huge surprise for a beer billed as a 9.0% DIPA.

Smell was solid, the best part by far. Grapefruit, mango, pine , light bready smell on the backbone.

Taste was straight pine. Nothing else. Just pine and a little resin with malt on the end. Very disappointing as I was really expecting this to blow me away based on the reviews I read.

I'm starting to think there are way too many inflated reviews to believe them any longer....

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2014 04:09:28 | More by MS22
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77apm

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

04-06-2014 00:26:42 | More by 77apm
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rpetroni

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

03-19-2014 11:34:07 | More by rpetroni
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

01-15-2014 06:10:58 | More by RayOhioFelton
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

01-14-2014 22:46:17 | More by Carpentiere
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Flight317

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

03-06-2014 04:12:55 | More by Flight317
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Beer4B

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

05-16-2014 12:52:44 | More by Beer4B
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

01-29-2014 16:04:28 | More by Whiskeydeez
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hikeeba

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

03-22-2014 21:24:41 | More by hikeeba
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westlaunboy

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

04-10-2014 16:13:04 | More by westlaunboy
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

02-13-2014 00:48:00 | More by fredmugs
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Jakep2021

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

02-15-2014 01:04:46 | More by Jakep2021
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rflips86

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

03-23-2014 21:26:27 | More by rflips86
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

03-09-2014 22:33:50 | More by KAF
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

01-18-2014 03:37:10 | More by jfcaa193
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: very light golden color with long lasting head and lots of lacing.

Smell: hoppy and floral but not overwhelming.

Taste: can definitely taste the alcohol right from the start and a slight bitterness but again not overwheming.

Mouthfeel: slightly dry.

Overall: to me this seems like a Prima Pils with more hops and higher alcohol rather than a DIPA not a bad beer but not to style.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 23:34:51 | More by ejimhof
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Nlawrence301

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not exactly what I was expecting after reading other reviews, and loving dirtwolf. It wasn't bad by any means, but far from outstanding. Lots of tropical fruit in this beer, but there was something strange I couldn't quite put my finger on. Almost reminded me of a fruity champagne or carbonated Chardonnay. I will say for 9% abv this beer was very light. Over all decent. But far from great.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 21:38:11 | More by Nlawrence301
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

01-17-2014 02:02:13 | More by bishopdc0
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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