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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,313
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 57
Gots: 98 | 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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Photo of CaptCleveland
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

CaptCleveland, Jan 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ncstateplaya, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Lipsntoes, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jrand2621, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jakecattleco, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of Bouder32
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Bouder32, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of Bigtimmy
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Bigtimmy, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ububru, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of ncelauro
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ncelauro, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ryser2k, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of ToddThompson
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ToddThompson, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of jmalex
5/5  rDev +18.5%

jmalex, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of beerfinder
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

beerfinder, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of thegodfather2701
4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

thegodfather2701, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

calcutron, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Kramerbarthomer, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

1Sundown2C, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of ryang1428
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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!

ryang1428, Jan 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

drtth, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ucsbmullet, Jan 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

waddellc2, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Profchaos20, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of wedge
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

wedge, Jan 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

JLapadura, Jan 05, 2014
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,313 ratings.