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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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1,294 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,294
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 56
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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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%

Bottle best by 24 May 2014 at 42 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of citrus, closest to lemon
Head average (4.5 cm), white, creamy with rocks, very slowly diminishing fading to a to 1 -2 mm layer
Lacing poor: partial rings with small to medium bubbles, stalactites
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor begins with a light lemony taste, slowly fading through sweetness to a light astringency. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no malt. No aftertaste is noted.
Palate light to medium, watery, carbonation lively.

This is the last bottle from the case I bought in Jan, 2014, and somehow I’ve neglected to review it. IMHO this is a much better beer than Dirtwolf, certainly having more flavor and a less noticeable hop profile. This could easily be a session beer.

05-28-2014 19:34:25 | More by Ozzylizard
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +5.4%

12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a small layer. It is a pale yellow color with a little haziness and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tropical, floral, piney, resin, pungent, grassy, pilsner, and pale malts.

Taste: Wow!!! What a tasty brew. Everything I smelled came out on the palate. Nice mild bitterness and the alcohol is not even noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, tingly, light to medium bodied, a little chewy, and so tasty.

Overall: I have had this several times and I think it gets better. So delicious and tasty.

05-09-2014 03:32:49 | More by Flounder57
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mrz200

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -9%

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.

03-10-2014 18:10:00 | More by mrz200
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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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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -29.1%

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Vermont

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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malfunxion

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +7.8%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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vonnerbeer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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kcq101

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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JHop


4.7/5  rDev +11.1%

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zachattack555

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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rojapa

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,294 ratings.