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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,311
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 56
Gots: 98 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

comradekyle, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Yeroc, Mar 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

JoeBloe, Feb 01, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +5.7%

A: Clear mute pale orange. A small one finger bright white head that left fairly quickly but provided excellent lacing.

S: Very floral up front with a big bite of citrus. Some grapefruit and orange are there but also wilted flowers and a hint of spice and onion. An underlying bready malt is also present. Pretty complex yet very inviting.

T: Stop the presses! that is amazing. Mango and passionfruit with a citus bomb. Lemon peel, sweet orange and a character that reminds me of agave nectar. Tart grapefruit and a pungent floral flavor. Orange marmalade and preserves with a tease of sweet and tart pineapple. a finish of pine and lemon grass completes this massive, fantastic flavor.

M: Not much carbonation to speak of but a surprisingly light body. Very easy to drink. A slightly dry, floral pine finish.

O: This beer is fantastic. complex yet inviting. easy to drink but every sip brings something new. Victory has a real winner here. Awesome stuff. I'll be sure to pick up more! /96

schwemjw, Jan 22, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -2.6%

My thanks to my good friend JohnParadee for this bottle.
Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a nice straw color with one finger of frothy white head with nice lacing.
Smells hoppy, floral, some citrus.
Taste is delicious! Lemon zest, hoppiness, mild malt backbone. Incredibly crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. A perfect beer for a warm summer day.
Overall, this is a flavorful and refreshing DIPA. Really liked it a lot.

BoldRulerVT, Apr 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

vonnerbeer, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

HighonHops42, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

blt2646, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Mplsbrew, Feb 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

stvanderwoude, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

anaids, Feb 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

HopHeadRyan, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

tuka, Jan 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

HelpMeBloody, Jan 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

Jakep2021, Feb 15, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +11.6%

Poured into my new favorite glass, the Newburyport Brewing can-shaped glass.

Pours pale yellow, a little dirty with some floaties, just how I like my big IPAs. The color has a near-glow to it, very pretty.

Aroma is a mix of fruits, fresh and past-ripe, like a fruit stand. More melon than anything, but very pleasant.

Spectacular flavor with this one. This is the first bottled brew that I've had that captures some of Hill Farmstead's magical IPA combination of super pale brews that mix equal parts earthiness, grassiness, citrus, and bitterness. This really tastes like a HF collab. A wonderfully clean yet complex beer, which features biting orange and mango on a bed of grass and dandylion bitterness.

The mouthfeel is nice, yet a touch suprisingly sweet and sticky. Still nice.

Wow, blown away by this beer. I haven't partaken in Victory's beers enough lately, methinks. I'll dive on this beer whenever it's available.

stonermouse, Jan 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Dray, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

gashmoney, Jan 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Adkins721, Jan 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

MisterBisco, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

SixPack6, Feb 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

APH, Feb 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

BradStokley, Feb 18, 2014
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Basshooker, Jan 12, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +12.8%

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.

Mineo, Jan 29, 2014
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,311 ratings.