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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,266
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 55
Gots: 84 | 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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wedge

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden yellow color with a slight haze covered by a small, tightly bubbled head that shrinks to large groups of soapy bubbles at the edges. Peppery, pungent hop aroma featuring pink grapefruit, pineapple, and tangerine coated in an aromatic herbal marijuana-like dankness. The dank, resinous, sticky-icky-ness continues into the flavor before transitioning immediately to a more sweet, festive fruit profile. Citrus, mango, grape, melon, and pear all contribute a solid sweetness to counter the initial blast of peppery, herbal weed. Lingering oily, resinous, almost acidic notes left behind. Drinks maybe more like 8%, but you can tell you're drinking a serious beer, even if the alcohol never really shows itself. Medium-plus, creamy body with a fairly hefty bitterness. A big, pungently hoppy DIPA. Victory keeps on kicking ass.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 00:06:30 | More by wedge
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JLapadura

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-05-2014 23:14:24 | More by JLapadura
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aengleman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-05-2014 22:15:51 | More by aengleman
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gavjamhawk

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-05-2014 21:28:26 | More by gavjamhawk
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aroma: Many have used the term "fruit juicy" to describe the aroma and I'd be inclined to agree. But I also get a sparkling white grape juice aroma as well. Probably one of the most unique hop aromas I've ever experienced. The aromas are definitely in the "citrus spectrum" but unlike any other American hop I've experienced. Clean fermentation character. No esters or malt character. Can't get past the sparkling white grape juice aroma. Wonderful.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy golden pour with a low thin white head. Laces the snifter wonderfully. No effervescence noted.

Flavor: More sparkling white grape juice. Light lemon lime citrus character. No malt base that I can detect. Balance is bitter. Finish is bone dry.

Mouthfeel: Light, spritzy with high carbonation. No heat, astringency, or creaminess noted.

Overall impression: One of the most unique Double IPA's I've ever had. I loved it. Seems very dry and thin for a double IPA but the unique aroma and flavor are lovely. Glad to try it.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 21:23:00 | More by mattcrill
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dsshuck

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-05-2014 20:30:14 | More by dsshuck
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LtColFrankSlade

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-05-2014 20:23:18 | More by LtColFrankSlade
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been waiting for this one. Found it in Wegmans today. Weird that my local beer store didn't have it out. Anyway, I really wanted to see how this compares with Dirtwolf. I think I'd need to try them side by side to really compare, but unfortunately I finished my last four pack of Dirtwolf. Maybe I can find one this week.

Anyway, it pours very light yellow in color. Smells great. Citrusy and fruity in general. Bursting with the same when tasted. Others have said there's an earthy taste to. I'd have to agree. I've been a little negative after all the Dirtwolf hype, but I have to say that both of these are really tasty new DIPAs with comparatively low prices. Thank you, Victory!

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 20:01:50 | More by DrStiffington
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I know this is a really excellent AIPA, but I am not in the mood for this right now. I should have opened something else. However, I'll be objective. It is beautiful in the glass - light yellow, minor head. The aroma is strong but not offensive. Very hoppy, nutty and almost a funky popcorn smell. Unusual.

The taste is first rate - clean and balanced, and the aftertaste is the same. It is not a heavy taste at all - very refreshing.

I will need to try this again and from a different glass - maybe my mug is giving me a false reading on aromas.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 19:35:27 | More by schoolboy
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-05-2014 18:47:53 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-05-2014 18:26:55 | More by rydev24
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ejane

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-05-2014 12:49:42 | More by ejane
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rcatalano

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-05-2014 08:01:52 | More by rcatalano
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-05-2014 06:23:25 | More by DaveHack
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gtermi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-05-2014 06:21:01 | More by gtermi
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Beezee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-05-2014 05:25:08 | More by Beezee
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-05-2014 04:30:00 | More by wonothesane42
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-05-2014 03:58:44 | More by nosavingsaccount
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-05-2014 03:20:41 | More by jrallen34
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barflybastard

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-05-2014 02:52:24 | More by barflybastard
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-05-2014 02:03:34 | More by eawolff99
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hop Ranch

LOOK: Poured into a 22 oz glass. The brew pours a lovely clear golden color with a white foamy head. Retention is decent and the brew looks appetizing.

AROMA: Incredibly dank aroma that mimics marijuanna. Some sweet malt and fresh peeled citrus are also in effect.

TASTE: Citrus peel, herb, green tea, and a medium bitterness initially greet the palate. The hops, besides being citrus rind influenced, also have earthy, almost wood like flavors. The malt is mild and does just enough to stand up to the hops. Medium bodied feel, smooth, and awesome.

OVERALL: A damn fine beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2014 01:53:12 | More by Stinkypuss
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TickleMeTony

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-05-2014 01:14:56 | More by TickleMeTony
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-05-2014 01:02:30 | More by millerbuffoon
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Mersh

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-05-2014 00:36:05 | More by Mersh
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,266 ratings.