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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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1,312 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 57
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours light, golden, clean and clear. Lacing is light. Smell is beautiful, hoppy, with sweet fruit. The mouthfeel is shockingly light and clean...the easiest 9% beer i've ever drank. Bordering on sessionable. The taste is perfect. Hops are balanced and accentuated by fruit... Overall, just a wonderful beer. Not to over react, but this is my favorite IPA. Case worthy to say the least.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a poco grande glass. Best by May 23, 2014.
This is the third bottle out of the 4 pack and I figured I would give it an official review.

The body is bright golden and slightly cloudy, definitely some floaties but a very small amount. Pillowy white head that lasted a while and left a fair amount of lacing in the glass.

The aroma on this has been different all 3 times:
First bottle: Cat piss, onions, stinky feet, citrus.
Second: Bright citrus, grapefruit, lemon zest.
Third: Grapefruit, lemon, onions.
None of these have been that off-putting except for maybe the first one, which still wasn't that bad. even as bad as those 3 descriptors sound.

The taste has been spot on terrific each time! Tons of citrus: grapefruit and lemon. A fair amount of hop earthiness in the middle and what seems to be a slight sweet onion on the end.
The mouthfeel is everything you want from a DIPA, full hop bitterness up front with a balanced malt sweetness on the end. No hint of the 9% abv at all, can be dangerous as this is very drinkable and delicious.

Victory just knocks it outta the park again with this one! If this is a small step towards where they are going in the future, let me buy my ticket now, because I am on board! First Dirt Wolf and now Hop Ranch, no doubt in my mind they are going to be killing it for years to come at this rate. If you can get your hands on this one, you buy it.

jhartley, Jan 09, 2014
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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.