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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,344
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 70
Gots: 103 | FT: 4
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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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

OneEyedJack, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of bryangb
3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a fresh 12oz bottle

Smell: Grapefruit. Orange. Citrus. Subtle notes of hops

Taste: Tastes just like it smells. It's a very easy and smooth drinking beer. Surprised at the alcohol content to be honest. It might become a go-to for a summer day beer choice.

bryangb, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

JT99125, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Hulliday, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

IdrinkGas, Jan 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

canawler, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

cp45, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Painmob, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

zekeman17, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ColForbinBC, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

cw13, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of fehrminator
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

fehrminator, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Houser, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

walkinginplace, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

meatyard, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. The Enjoy By on the bottleneck is smeared but I can make out a 14 at the end.

A- Pours a dark golden color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a ripple pattern of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Oh baby. Nectar-like aroma bursting with tropical fruit notes of juicy fruit, papaya, guava, grapefruit and pineapple. Incredible.

T- Just as wonderful as the aroma with more tropical fruit and a solid bitterness. Not much malt but it's not like much is needed. 9% ABV?! You're shittin' me.

M- Tingly and bright with a perfectly restrained alcohol/hop bite. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- No joke, one of my new top 5 IPAs. This has the smoothness and flavor of some of the best single IPAs with the strength of a DIPA. I'm kicking myself for only getting a single of this. Forget DirtWolf, this is the one you need to get your hands on.

Immortale25, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

HopBrain, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

pjkelley82, Jan 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

ChrisMon02, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of FickleBeast
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into an Ommegang tulip.

Pours a clear, dark yellow color with two fingers of fluffy foam. Aroma is very floral, with hop aromas pleasantly strong. Moderate carbonation rushes up the center of the glass.

First sip is a wave of floral hop flavors. Finishes strongly bitter, but not harsh at all. Packed full of hoppy goodness, this beer really showcases the floral and grassy flavor, with just enough malt sweetness to balance but not contrast. Beautiful rings of lace coat the glass as the beer recedes.

This is an excellent IIPA. The alcohol is not evident at all, and this will tickle your hop fancy for sure. Would certainly buy again.

FickleBeast, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

sunofneurot, Jan 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

mquinn919, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of surfmanjim
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into an Odell tulip. Hazy yellow with some floaties and a small one finger (or less)head. Smell of massive citrus and topical fruits, with a hint of breadiness. The mouthfeel is medium; closer to an IPA, but the taste is just incredible, with tart lemon and grapefruit and tropical fruits up front, followed by a malty, bready backbone that is tempered by hop bitterness. It doesn't have the perfect balance of Dirtwolf, but the taste is just incredible.

surfmanjim, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of JohnParadee
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a chilled pint glass. Nice thick white head which did not dissipate much at all. Good even lacing all the way. The nose was outstanding, with strong piney, lemon/pineapple/grapefruit scents and an obviously strong hop presence. On the palate, the taste was not quite as compelling as the nose, with an almost grassy dank on the tip, although the finish was very smooth and citrusy pleasant. Mouthfeel was average, nothing extraordinary. Overall, a very good example of the style. I like this much better than DirtWolf, even if it did not live up to all the hype and expectations I had based upon same. Will gladly hoard this while I can, but there are other IPAs and DIPAs I would reach for over this. Not a lot of them, but enough. In any event, another strong effort by Victory, which seems to be kickin' A these days. Kudos!

JohnParadee, Dec 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Vrlowlife, Dec 31, 2013
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,344 ratings.