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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,802
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 91
Gots: 275 | FT: 5
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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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with big dense white head, settles slowly to a thin layer, rings of thick lace down the glass. Smell: muted lemon peel, grass, nectarine. Taste: pineapple, citrus, grass; backing is white grape and unripe pear. Tongue numbing but sticky sweet. Doesn't do it for me, but semi interesting. Oh, and seems Victory's still at it with their date codes. Call it "Hop Ranch" and date it 6 months out. The Anti-Enjoy By.

Photo of MS22
3.18/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall an OK offering from Victory.

Poured way lighter than I was expecting, golden in color. A huge surprise for a beer billed as a 9.0% DIPA.

Smell was solid, the best part by far. Grapefruit, mango, pine , light bready smell on the backbone.

Taste was straight pine. Nothing else. Just pine and a little resin with malt on the end. Very disappointing as I was really expecting this to blow me away based on the reviews I read.

I'm starting to think there are way too many inflated reviews to believe them any longer....

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of TWStandley
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a wine glass.

Appeared a golden, slightly see through color with a two finger perfectly white head.

Smelled of grapefruit and pineapple with a slight piney scent.

Tasted much like the smell, definite fruity flavors including pineapple, grapefruit, lemon and lime. Nice bitter finish.

Crisp and refreshing. Nice carbonation.

Liked this one quite a bit but would take DirtWolf over it 7 days a week.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Mellow yellow/golden tan , lots of unfiltered floaters with 1 inch foamy head, good sticky lacing.

Smell - Sweet, strong citric hops, grapefruit, orange, pineapple. Sugars, earthy, herbal notes.

Taste - Really pleasant sweet, citric hop kick mixed with some sugars and a little spice note. Plenty of orange, honey and pineapple along with some mango and lemon. Minor malt note comes in near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Citric fruits nails the tongue from first sip. Palate gets more hops, some sugars and malts. The aftertaste is crisp, dry, hop bitter and a little herbal sweet.

Overall - Excellent beer, easy to drink, nice hop profile that's not to sweet, not to bitter and not overly alcohol influenced. Really drinks light and smooth and has a unique flavor that just adds to the enjoyment of this beer. Really recommended beer for sure.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.59/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - clear golden straw color with white head

Smell - mango, grapefruit, onion

Taste - mango, grapefruit, onion

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, somewhat sticky, the onion flavor is a bit off putting

Overall - this was a but underwhelming, it was tough to enjoy given the onion flavor of this

Price point - $2.59/12 oz single

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,802 ratings.