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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,434
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 79
Gots: 139 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An outstanding beer that eclipses Dirtwolf in terms of accessibility. Perhaps less bold in flavor than its imperial IPA counterpart, but Hop Ranch delicately balances notes of white citrus, grapefruit and grape and touts a very easy-drinking palate at 9%. The smell and taste almost reminds me of an imperial version of Schafly's excellent Tasmanian IPA. It has a similar slight sort of funk, but one that is wholly enjoyable and a wonderful contribution to the clean citrus prominence.

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Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderately aggressive hand. No identifiable date on the label. Every time I see Victory's "For Your Taste", I hear Dr. Jim Brule lisping it in my head. Sweet berry wine!

A: Slightly hazy, golden yellow body. 1/2 finger of white head with ok retention. Fades to thin film. Nice lacing.

S: Well, hello citrus-forward hops! Juicy tangerine, grapefruit, persimmon (!). White grape juice is very present. Slightly floral. A hint of grass, cracker.

T: Slight sweet pale malt character yields to a citrusy hop bitterness that is surprisingly restrained. A bit of pine, lemon zest, additional malty bread on the semi-dry finish. Little alcohol on the palate, but does warm an empty stomach.

M: Moderate carbonation with a moderate body. Good vehicle for the flavors.

O: Very smooth imperial with fantastic and somewhat unusual fruit notes. Conjures up some fond memories of my grandmother's homemade grape juice. Well balanced with a slight, but welcome, skew towards the hops. Highly drinkable.

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,434 ratings.