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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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94
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1,292 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,292
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 54
Gots: 94 | 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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Ratings: 1,292 | Reviews: 210 | Display Reviews Only:
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DanE

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-08-2014 00:24:32 | More by DanE
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-07-2014 23:56:12 | More by Newbiebeer
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scoot64

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-07-2014 23:35:49 | More by scoot64
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-07-2014 23:31:42 | More by Cynic-ale
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12oz bottle from 4-pack ($9.99) purchased at local Whole Foods. Freshness date on neck of bottle, May 26, 2014.

Clear, straw colored elixir poured into SA glass. Two finger white foam dissipates to thin ring. Heavy lacing coats the vessel.

All hops. Lemon, orange, pineapple plus rind, a bit of pine and earth.

Tart, bitter tropical fruits with a hint of alcohol. Some spice and pepper at the end.

Medium body, well carbonated, slick.

Enjoyable DIPA a bit more hop forward than Dirtwolf, but on par.

01-07-2014 22:54:31 | More by CaptCleveland
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-07-2014 20:53:26 | More by ncstateplaya
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Lipsntoes

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-07-2014 17:54:05 | More by Lipsntoes
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jrand2621

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-07-2014 12:28:27 | More by jrand2621
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jakecattleco

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-07-2014 05:33:31 | More by jakecattleco
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-07-2014 02:58:39 | More by Bouder32
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Bigtimmy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-06-2014 23:59:42 | More by Bigtimmy
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2014 23:25:03 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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ububru

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2014 21:01:43 | More by ububru
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ncelauro

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2014 18:25:11 | More by ncelauro
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2014 15:39:03 | More by ryser2k
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-06-2014 15:34:48 | More by ToddThompson
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jmalex

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-06-2014 14:40:09 | More by jmalex
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beerfinder

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-06-2014 14:14:38 | More by beerfinder
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +6.6%

A-Poured into a snifter-pours a bright sunshine yellow with a bright white head that dissipates quickly leaving only some slight lacing

S-It does not have a very strong nose-but consisted primarily of citrus notes. To me the nose was the weakest aspect of this beer.

T-It has a great balance between citrus and tropical hop flavors with citrus getting a slight edge. It is very flavorful and to me is reminiscent of Hop Slam and Stone Best Buy. It is very hoppy and has a much stronger hop presence than Sucks. It is very delicious and hoppy. You can't really notice the alcohol.

M-creamy and slightly syrupy

D-dangerously drinkable-I drank 2 and could have drank at least another but I split the four pack with my father-in-law

Overall, this beer exceeded my expectations and is honestly one to seek out

01-06-2014 11:50:15 | More by thegodfather2701
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calcutron

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2014 06:13:56 | More by calcutron
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2014 04:18:14 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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1Sundown2C

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-06-2014 02:17:12 | More by 1Sundown2C
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ryang1428

Delaware

4.56/5  rDev +7.8%

Great beer. Victory is really starting to make some good stuff. I like Dirt Wolf better, but this is a very good IPA.

Its light in color, compared to most IPAs, and tastes great for a 9% beer.

I have to stock up on this before its gone in Feb!

Highly Recommended, and I hope the bros get to review!

01-06-2014 01:41:58 | More by ryang1428
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-06-2014 01:26:05 | More by drtth
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2014 00:43:03 | More by ucsbmullet
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,292 ratings.