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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,428
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 78
Gots: 138 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a hazy yellow with an oily consistency. White head is mild. It leaves dots and lacing speckles.

S-Very juicy in the nose. This hop combo just emirates ripe, tropical fruits. Peaches, pineapples and apricots with plentiful citrus. Pleasant base malt adds to the sweet, fruity hops. Also a pleasant dose of spicy hops.

T-Delectable and tropical like the nose. A blend of fruit juice hoppiness, my favorite. Bready and pale maltiness adds a fullness to the flavor. This is loaded with delicious hop derived flavors but it's not coercive; just intoxicatingly hoppy.

M-Resiny and full. Medium carbonation. Medium-high bitterness. Very drinkable. This 4 pack just flew by.

O/D-Right on par with DirtWolf. It's a coin toss as to which I like better. It's exactly my take on my favorite beer style. Exotic hop broth!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, best by 5/24/14. Pours a light yellow, with a half inch of white head that leaves behind traces of lace. Smell is loads of of citrus, passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, pine tree, and grapefruit. Taste is very tropical, with a nice grapefruit finish that doesn't over do it. Body is thin for its abv, nice amount of life, a touch dry, and so drinkable it is scary. This is top notch from Victory.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy light yellow with a trace amount of sediment floating throughout. The head fades quickly and leaves little lacing.

S- Very pungent and grassy. Hints of fuit in the background.

T- Floral, citrus, blueberry, and fruity. It starts off sweet but the bitterness makes it finish dry. The hops are the show case of this beer, the malt base is borderline pilsner.

M- Medium to thick bodied with a moderate carbonation.

O- Very delicious, lives up to the hype. Its definitely new and deliciou.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Apperannce - pale golden straw with a slight haze, white 1 finger head

Smell - berry, citus, restrained grass - nothing overwhelming

Taste - assertive bitterness, pine, light bread, with tart grapefruit and white grape juice flavors, herbal hoppiness

Mouthfeel - very thin (considering 9% abv and dipa style), slightly sticky and very astringent, very unique

Overall Impressions - strongly reccomend, very easy drinking while still assaulting the palate with hops, has nice fruity notes that complement the earthiness of the hops. Very clean taste. Much prefered over dirtwolf, which it will be invariably compared to.

Served from 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Enjoy by may 24 2014

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,428 ratings.