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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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95
world-class

1,418 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,418
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 77
Gots: 131 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

I can't believe I never wrote a review on this one, I bought a case on last years release. Pours a bright slightly hazed with hop particles copper hue with a bright white head forming thick at least a full two fingers worth, left behind is scattered specks of lacing.

Aroma deep pineapple flesh, mango notes, dank bright citrus peel very much a different hop profile than the DirtWolf. A bit of booze and perceived sweetness from the malt base.

Flavor some sugar coated hops over ripened tropical fruit notes, papaya and mango for sure with an aggressive grapefruit pith bitterness mellow wave of alcohol doesn't overpower the palate in anyway.

Slick hop oils grace the palate, medium bodied bone dry finish a bit of juiciness right in the middle of the palate. Minimal alcohol on the finish even keeled mild carbonation levels medium bodied nothing more easy drinker for such a big beer.

Overall, impressed isn't the word, excellent DIPA from Victory by far their most masterfully brewed hoppy offering to date!

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a Best By date of May 24 2014 on the neck. Pours a translucent light golden color with a 1/4 inch of head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is light citrus peel and pineapple. Some floral hops notes as well. The taste is more of that tropical fruit flavor. Pineapple, sweet orange and grapefruit, peach and some floral hops. More flowery towards the end. Fair amount of an alcohol presence, but drinks easily. Light mouthfeel that is somewhat dry. Overall, solid Imperial IPA. Not as good as Dirt Wolf but a welcome addition for sure.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of sjones5045
4.93/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours golden yellow with nice head and retention. Instantly you get a wiff of fruit and hops. Apricots come to mind first with the smell. Although I'm not a big fan of Victory beers this one seems to have high potential.

The taste is great. A nice balance between sweeter fruit, citrus, and hops. It's a very smooth beer all the way through. It never strays to far in any direction with the hops. Possibly the only knock is that the citrus gets a bit overpowered by sweet fruit taste but that being very critical.

Overall, this beer is world class. Very impressed, and this is coming from a person that isn't a Victory fan. Maybe the best DIPA on the market.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,418 ratings.