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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,013
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 99
Gots: 337 | 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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Ratings: 2,013 | Reviews: 344
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured to dogfish mini-pilsner glass. Appearance is golden with tones of yellow..smell is fruity, grapefruit, citrus, apricot..taste is smooth for suggested 9%abv. Starts sweet amd citrus, and finishes fruity, and smooth, "air-ee" light bodied creamy mouthfeel. Lemon rind and orange peel.,highlights the hop frehness and taste without being too bitter or cloying.. Lacing is foamy and sticky. Carbonation is medium, with a crisp dry feel on the finish..this is refreshing and admirable. Paired nice with kabobs-cucumber yogurt sauce, grilled meat chimmichurri, mexican corn with cotija, feta.

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

A - Poured a cloudy yellow with a two finger head and moderate lacing.
S - Fresh hops, citrus and grapefruit.
T - Taste is in line with the nose, lots of tropical and some floral notes.
M - Medium body and a bit of a bitter finish.
O - Good DIPA certainly a worthy buy.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Hazy golden straw with 1.5 finger white head. Decent retention and spotty lacing.

S - Fresh hops of citrus, tropical, and floral. Grapefruit, papaya, pineapple, and some lemon zest. Malts are light and cracker or bread like.

T - Citrus and tropical hop bomb, with grapefruit, papaya, pineapple, and floral notes. Malts are light and slightly bready with some cracker.

M - Nice carbonation, crisp and refreshing mouth feel that is slightly dry.

O - This is well done and reminds me of a Toppling Goliath APA or IPA. Glad to have tried it.

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

Freshly tapped keg at local restaurant in a 12oz pour.

A: Golden but light straw color. Out the keg there was no haze.

S: Fruity and hoppy but on the citrus/tropical fruit side

T: Not at all what I was expecting from a 9% DIPA. First there was a light citrus note that was super crisp on the tongue. As you get into it a little more, a sweet, almost a tiny but funky fruit note comes though but this beer remains true to its hop base. Light malts on the back end.

M: Light and refreshing--not in anyway the body of most DIPAs.

O: FANTASTIC. Never got Dirtwolf down here but this is the opposite of the big DIPAs like Hopslam/Myrcenary/Dreadnaught which are thicker and can be slightly on the boozy side (which I also love). This is just so clean bursting with a freshness. Highly recommended.

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,013 ratings.