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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,014
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 100
Gots: 338 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 10-30-2013

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)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, golden-yellow coloring with a thin, foamy, low profile, bright white head and a ton of carbonation throughout the body. There's some sediment floating throughout, too. Aromas of dank and pungent hops, wet and heavy, with grassy notes, heavy cedar notes, moss, clove and pepper spicing, and a hint of rich apricot sweetness. Very unique nose for the style. Flavors are smooth and balanced forward, with a solid toffee and biscuit backbone supporting a mild bitterness in the background, a heavy dose of wood, moss, and pitch in the forefront, and highlights of citrus fruit and spices. Very heavy and very different. Wow. The body is smooth, and kept very light by the carbonation levels. The aftertaste is surprisingly light, with more of the tart citrus and fruity sweetness coming through, and only hints of grass and forest characteristics. The finish is smooth, light, and slightly crisp, with a hint of dryness across the palate. Heavy, but damn tasty. This is a good beer.

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On tap into a tulip, purs a light honey color with moderate head and clingy lacing.

Smells of fruity hops, citrus, tangerine, grapes, berries.

Taste follows aroma here very fruity hop flavor, malt stays in the background. Flavors of white grape, tangerine, mango, pineapple.

Thinner body and moderately carbonated, this one is pretty easy drinking.

Overall, a great DIPA showcasing Mosaic hops. The fruitiness of the hops really comes through well. I had this immediately following a glass of resin, it they are two DIPA's that are similar only in ABV. I found this one refreshing and would certainly have it again.

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,014 ratings.